07 jul 01 | women-born-today

Annis Boudinot Stockton (01 Jul 1736 – 06 Feb 1801 | Darby PA – Fieldsboro NJ) poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, political activist, aka Duchess of Morven, one of first women published in Thirteen Colonies, sole female in secret pro-revolutionary American Whig Society

Mary Olivia Nutting (01 Jul 1831 – 13 Feb 1910 | Randolph Center VT – South Hadley MA) librarian, journal keeper, Mount Holyoke College’s first librarian

Florence Van Leer Earle Nicholson Coates (01 Jul 1850 – 06 Apr 1927 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) poet, twice president of Browning Society, Contemporary Club of Philadelphia founder

Alice Barber Stephens (01 Jul 1858 – 13 Jul 1932 | Salem NJ – Rose Valley PA) painter, engraver, illustrator

Emma Marian Otis Chandler (01 Jul 1866 – 09 Sep 1952 | Marietta OH – San Marino CA) newspaper director, philanthropist

Susan Keating Glaspell (01 Jul 1876 – 27 Jul 1948 Davenport IA – Provincetown MA) poet, novelist, actress, director, biographer, Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright

Lucy Somerville Howorth (01 Jul 1895 – 24 Aug 1997 | Greenville MS – Cleveland MS) lawyer, editor, feminist, politician, public speaker, civil rights activist,

Irna Phillips (01 Jul 1901 – 22 Dec 1973 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) story editor, tv / radio scriptwriter

Mary Steichen Calderone (01 Jul 1904 – 24 Oct 1998 | Paris, France – Kennett Square PA) author, physician, public health advocate for sexual education, co-founder / president of SIECUS (Sex Information and Education Council of the United States)

Estée Lauder (01 Jul 1908 – 24 Apr 2004 | Corona NY – New York NY) author, memoirist, businesswoman, cosmetics magnate

Juanita Redmond Hipps (01 Jul 1912 – 25 Feb 1979 | South Carolina US – Saint Petersburg FL) author, memoirist, US Army officer, WWII Army nurse

Madeleine Bettina Stern (01 Jul 1912 – 18 Aug 2007 | New York NY – Manhattan NY) editor, author, biographer, memoirist, literary sleuth, rare book dealer, independent scholar

Ruth Seid (01 Jul 1913 – 04 Apr 1995 | Brooklyn NY – Jenkintown PA) novelist, aka Jo Sinclair

Jean Stafford (01 Jul 1915 – 26 Mar 1979 | Covina CA – White Plains NY) novelist, short story writer, short fiction Pulitzer Prize laureate

Olivia de Havilland (01 Jul 1916 – Tokyo, Japan) actress, author, memoirist

Barbara McMahon (01 Jul 19?? – Virginia US) romance novelist

Marilyn Ailene Hickey (01 Jul 1931 – Overland Park KS) author, Christian minister / televangelist

Ann Atwater (01 Jul 1935 – 20 Jun 2016 | Hallsboro NC – Durham NC) civil rights activist, aka Roughhouse Annie, anti-poverty Operation Breakthrough member

Diane Silvers Ravitch (01 Jul 1938 – Houston TX) author, research professor, policy analyst, educational historian, former US Assistant Secretary of Education

Karen Blanche Ziegler Black (01 Jul 1939 – 08 Aug 2013 | Park Ridge IL – Santa Monica CA) singer, actress, producer, composer, screenwriter

Emily Arnold McCully (01 Jul 1939 – Galesburg IL) children’s book author / illustrator

Sally Sterling Quinn (01 Jul 1941 – Savannah GA) author, journalist, religion blogger

Twyla Tharp (01 Jul 1941 – Portland IN) dancer, choreographer, nonfiction / autobiographical author

Susham Bedi (01 Jul 1945 – Firozpur, India) Indian-American poet, author, novelist, short story writer, Hindi professor

Rosalie Silberman Abella (01 Jul 1946 – Stuttgart, Germany) jurist, author, classical pianist, first Jewish woman to sit on Canadian Supreme Court

Anne Feeney (01 Jul 1951 – Charleroi PA) attorney, folk musician, singer-songwriter, labor / political / community activist, only female ever elected president of Pittsburgh Musician’s Union

Harryette Mullen (01 Jul 1953 –Florence AL ) poet, literary scholar, short story writer

Lisa Scottoline (01 Jul 1955 – Philadelphia PA) lawyer, columnist, legal thriller novelist

Lisa Suzanne Blount (01 Jul 1957 – 27 Oct 2010 | Fayetteville AR – Little Rock AR) actress, producer

Marilyn Denis (01 Jul 1958 – Edmonton, Alberta) tv / radio show host / personality

Anne Garefino (01 Jul 1959 – Lambertville NJ) tv / film / South Park producer

Anne Smith (01 Jul 1959 – Dallas TX) author, former tennis champion, educational psychologist

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