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Hannah Maria Libby Smith (29 Jun 1828 – 21 Sep 1906 | Ossipee NH – Provo UT) bobbin doffer, rug weaver, needleworker, historical figure, Mormon pioneer / educator

Celia Laighton Thaxter (29 Jun 1835 – 25 Aug 1894 | Portsmouth NH – Appledore Island ME) poet, gardener, short story writer

Julia Clifford Lathrop (29 Jun 1858 – 15 Apr 1932 | Rockford IL – Rockford IL) author, social worker, educational reformer, mother / child rights activist, Director US Children’s Bureau, first-ever female to head federal US bureau

Emma Azalia Smith Hackley (29 Jun 1867 – 13 Dec 1922 | Murfreesboro TN – Detroit MI) singer, lecturer, musician, child prodigy, school teacher, music publisher, civic / social / civil rights activist, founding executive director Colored Women’s League, founded Hackley Choral Society and Voice Normal Institute

Elizabeth Lehman Myers (29 Jun 1869 – 06 Jan 1936 | Bethlehem PA – Bethlehem PA) historical author / essayist

Ida Maud Cannon (29 Jun 1877 – 08 Jul 1960 | Milwaukee WI – Cambridge MA) author, social work activist / reformer, founder of medical social work speciality

Elizabeth Stewart Magee (29 Jun 1889 – 14 May 1972 | Des Moines IA – Cleveland OH) social activist, women’s rights advocate

Helen Elna Hokinson (29 Jun 1893 – 01 Nov 1949 | Mendota IL – over Washington DC) cartoonist, mid-air plane crash victim

Louise Seaman Bechtel (29 Jun 1894 – 12 Apr 1985 | Brooklyn NY – Mount Kisco NY) critic, editor, teacher, children’s author

María Gómez Carbonell (29 Jun 1903 – 24 May 1988 | Havana, Cuba – Miami FL) author, educator, attorney, first woman in Cuban House of Representatives, Alliance of National Feminists founder

Mary-Louise Hooper (29 Jun 1907 – 14 Aug 1987 | Swampscott MA – Klamath Falls OR) heiress, essayist, journal editor, civil rights / anti-apartheid activist, first white member African National Congress

Jane Bissell Grabhorn (29 Jun 1911 – 01 Oct 1973 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) artist, author, printer, illustrator, typographer, bookbinder, Jumbo Press imprint creator

Ruth Elizabeth Warrick (29 Jun 1916 – 15 Jan 2005 | Saint Joseph MO – New York NY) singer, actress, memoirist, political activist

Marilyn Mason (29 Jun 1925 – Alva OK) teacher, organ soloist, concert organist, recording artist

Susan George (29 Jun 1934 – Akron OH) anti-war activist, non-fiction author, social / political scientist

JoAnne Akalaitis (29 Jun 1937 – Chicago IL) Lithuanian-American playwright, theater director

Madeleine Grumet (29 Jun 1940 – Brooklyn NY) author, academic, feminist / curriculum theorist, Bridges to Brooklyn / Center for Educational Change founder

Samaria Mitcham Bailey (29 Jun 1947 – Macon GA) pianist, civil rights activist, high school integrator, one of first female African-American students at Mercer University

Ann Margaret Veneman (29 Jun 1949 – Modesto CA) author, social activist, former UNICEF Executive Director, former / first / only female US Secretary of Agriculture

Joan Claire Tronto (29 Jun 1952 – United States) author, ethicist, political scientist, former women’s studies professor

Renu Khator (29 Jun 1955 – Farrukhabad, India) author, academic, university chancellor / president

Kate Lynch (29 Jun 1959 – Canada) playwright, drama teacher, theatre director, tv / film / stage actress

Norma Chávez (29 Jun 1960 – El Paso TX) realtor, state politician, arts / community activist

 

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