07 jul 05 | women-born-today

Hannah Clark Johnston Bailey (05 Jul 1839 – 23 Oct 1923 | Cornwall-on-Hudson NY – Portland ME) writer, lecturer, publisher, peace activist, pamphleteer, National Council of Women treasurer, Maine Women’s Suffrage Association president

Frances Christine Tiernan (05 Jul 1846 – 24 Mar 1920 | Salisbury NC – Salisbury NC) author, novelist, aka Christian Reid

Mary Augusta Jordan (05 Jul 1855 – 14 Apr 1941 | Ironton OH – New Haven CT) author, lecturer, librarian, professor

Wanda Aleksandra Landowska (05 Jul 1879 – 16 Aug 1959 | Warsaw, Poland – Lakeville CT) harpsichordist, musicologist, piano pedagogue, first person to record Bach’s Goldberg Variations (1933)

Marjorie Stinson (05 Jul 1895 – 15 Apr 1975 | Fort Payne AL – Washington DC) aviation pioneer, aeronautical draftswoman, ninth female licensed US pilot, aviation training school co-owner / instructor, aka The Flying Schoolmarm

Ruth Seufert (05 Jul 1897 – 25 Jan 1975 | Bonner Springs KS – Kansas City KS) Swedish-American classical pianist, concert management company founder / owner / executive

Anna Arnold Hedgeman (05 jul 1899 – 17 jan 1990 | Marshalltown IA – Harlem NY) African-American author, educator, politician, civil rights leader

Doris Margaret Anderson (05 Jul 1922 – St. Peter’s, Prince Edward Island) nutritionist, retired Canadian senator, medical / educational / mental health activist and advocate

Mitsuye Yasutake Yamada (05 jul 1923 – Fukuoka, Japan) poet, editor, activist, feminist, essayist, story writer, former professor

Naomi Cornelia Long Madgett (05 jul 1923 – Norfolk VA) African-American poet, poetry editor

Katherine Marie Helmond (05 Jul 1929 – Galveston TX) director, tv / film / theater actress, Zen practitioner

Jeanne Hamilton Watson (05 Jul 1929 – 02 Sep 2015 | Oakland CA – San Francisco CA) author, historian, biographer, museum curator, docent training innovator, nature trail preservationist

Carmen Alardín (05 Jul 1933 – 10 May 2014 | Tampico, Mexico – Mexico City, Mexico) poet, German literature scholar

Lisa Janti (05 Jul 1933 – Warsaw, Poland) author, actress, Bahá’í Faith convert, aka Lisa Montell, social / religious activist, born Irena Ludmilla Vladimirovna Augustinovich

Lura Lynn Lowe Ryan (05 Jul 1934 – 27 Jun 2011 | Aroma Park IL – Kankakee IL) social activist, nonfiction co-author, former First Lady of Illinois

Louise Shaffer (05 Jul 1942 – Woodbridge CT) author, actress, scriptwriter, coloratura soprano

Paula Wynne Stephens Lambert (05 Jul 1943 – Santa Maria CA) cheesemaker, cookbook author, cooking teacher

Julie Nixon Eisenhower (05 Jul 1948 – Washington DC) editor, author, political figure

Mary Corliss Pearl (05 Jul 1950 – US) biologist, conservationist, environmental scientist, former Asia / Pacific programs director at Wildlife Conservation Society

Jing Wang (05 Jul 1950 – unknown) Chinese-American editor, author, Creative Commons activist, founder / organizer of MIT’s New Media Action Lab,  professor of Chinese media and cultural studies

Lyndall Bass (05 Jul 1952 – North Carolina US) teacher, realist still life / flowers / symbolist figure painter, designed US 2010 Union Shield Penny

Mary Lou Chetlain Zoback (05 Jul 1952 – US) author, essayist, geophysicist, International Lithosphere Program world stress map project leader

Caryn Navy (05 Jul 1953 – Brooklyn NY) blind at birth, mathematician, computer scientist, Braille technology specialist / computer innovator

Lisa Vaillancourt (05 Jul 1954 – Montreal, Quebec) mime, writer, novelist, playwright, artistic director, co-founded Théâtre Espace Go

Dee Bagwell Haslam (05 Jul 1955 – Knoxville TN) philanthropist, tv producer, businesswoman, NFL team co-owner, CEO / executive producer RIVR Media

Nina Winthrop (05 Jul 1956 – New York NY) dancer, choreographer, movement researcher

Meredith Ann Pierce (05 Jul 1958 – Seattle WA) librarian, speculative fiction writer

Elizabeth Baldwin Letchworth (05 Jul 1959 – Washington DC) political consultant, radio show host, founded GradeGov.com, legislative strategist, small business owner

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