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Louisa Caroline Huggins Tuthill (06 jul 1799 – 01 jun 1879 | New Haven CT – Princeton NJ) juvenile fiction writer, girls’ / women’s domestic guidebook author

Sophia Willard Dana Ripley (06 jul 1803 – 04 feb 1861 | Cambridge MA – Manhattan NY) Transcendentalist, Roman Catholic convert, co-founded Utopian community Brook Farm Association for Industry and Education in West Roxbury MA

Elizabeth Marie Sager Helm (06 jul 1837 – 19 jul 1925 | Union County OH – Portland OR) survivor, memoirist, Oregon Trail Pioneer, orphaned twice: biological parents on the Trail (1844) and adoptive parents in Whitman Massacre (1847)

Angela Peralta (06 jul 1845 – 30 aug 1883 | Mexico City, Mexico – Mazatlan, Mexico) operatic soprano, aka The Mexican Nightingale

Maria Howard Weeden (07 jul 1846 – 12 apr 1905 | Huntsville AL – Huntsville AL) poet, artist, author

Julia Hunt Catlin Park DePew Taufflieb (06 jul 1864 – 17 dec 1947 | Bennington VT – Cannes, France) socialite, philanthropist, WWI activist, first US woman awarded French Croix de Guerre and Legion d’Honneur

Ellen Martin Henrotin (06 jul 1847 – 29 jul 1922 | Portland ME – Cherry Plain NY) philanthropist, woman’s club leader, labor / social reformer

Katherine Augusta Wescott Tingley (06 jul 1847 – 11 jul 1929 | Newbury MA – Visingsö, Sweden) author, educator, social worker, prominent Theosophist, spiritual community founder / leader

Mary Boyce Temple (06 jul 1856 – 16 may 1929 | Knoxville TN – Knoxville TN) socialite, biographer, philanthropist, first president of the Ossoli Circle

Mary Emma Guffey Miller (06 jul 1874 – 23 feb 1970 | Guffey Station PA – Grove City PA) political activist, ERA proponent, prohibition reformer, disarmament advocate, religious tolerance activist, League of Women Voters leader, Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women organizer

Mignon Good Eberhart (06 jul 1899 – 08 oct 1996 | Lincoln NE – Greenwich CT) mystery novelist, short fiction author

Kathryn Cavarly Hulme (06 jul 1900 – 25 aug 1981 | San Francisco CA – Lihue HI) author, lesbian, novelist, memoirist, Catholic convert, member of mystic Gurdjieff group of women called ‘The Rope’, post-WWII Deputy Director of United Nations Relief and Refugee Association (UNRRA) field teams in Germany

Frederica Alexandrina Sagor Maas (06 jul 1900 – 05 jan 2012 | New York NY – La Mesa CA) author, dramatist, memoirist, playwright, screenwriter, lived 111 years 183 days

Dorothy Kirsten (06 jul 1910 – 18 nov 1982| Montclair NJ – Los Angeles CA) operatic lirico spinto soprano, autobiographical author

Georgeanna Seegar Jones (06 jul 1912 – 26 mar 2005 | Baltimore MD – Portsmouth VA) author, medical researcher, in-vitro-fertilization pioneer [in partnership with husband Howard W Jones]

Mary Alexander [Molly] Yard (06 jul 1912 – 21 sep 2005 | Chengdu, China – Pittsburgh PA) feminist, social activist, assistant to Eleanor Roosevelt, president of NOW (National Organization of Women)

Eleanor Clark Warren (06 jul 1913 – 16 feb 1996 | Los Angeles CA – Boston MA) author, novelist

Viola Irene Desmond (06 jul 1914 – 07 feb 1965 | Halifax, Nova Scotia – New York NY) beautician, businesswoman, civil rights activist / anti-segregationist,  granted first free posthumous pardon by Canadian government, first woman to be featured on Canadian bank note (2016)

Elise Biorn-Hansen Boulding (06 jul 1920 – 24 jun 2010 | Oslo, Norway – Needham MA) author, academic, Quaker, sociologist, peace / conflict studies innovator, women’s / family peace advocate

Nancy Davis Regan (06 jul 1921 – 06 mar 2016 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) author, actress, memoirist, First Lady of California, US Presidential First Lady, née Anne Frances Robbins

Carilda Oliver Labra (06 jul 1922 – Matanzas, Cuba) poet, author, artist, painter, sculptor

Dorothy Edith Place Smith (06 jul 1926 – Northallerton, England) author, sociologist, founded subdisciplines of feminist standpoint theory / Institutional Ethnography

Kate Coscarelli (06 jul 1927 – 25 aug 1999 | St Louis MO – Century City CA) novelist, motion picture production designer, née Shirley Mae Tyer

Janet Leigh (06 jul 1927 – 03 oct 2004 | Merced CA – Los Angeles CA) actress, author, memoirist, autobiographical author, born Jeanette Helen Morrison

Gloria Joan Skurzynski (06 jul 1930 – Duquesne PA) young adult fiction / nonfiction author

Lois Ann Fairley (06 jul 1931 – 19 jul 2007 | Toronto, Ontario – Windsor, Ontario) nurse, labor leader, patient care advocate, community service activist

Maralou Gray (06 jul 1931 – Chicago IL) civic activist, event producer, jewelry designer, lyric coloratura soprano, tv / film / theater actress, residential / commercial interior designer, founded Magnetic Interiors and National Special Event Locations estate management firm

Joyce Mekeel (06 jul 1931 – 29 dec 1997 | New Haven CT – Watertown MA) composer, harpsichordist, anthropologist, assistant professor, known for treating conventional voices and instruments in unconventional ways

Deborah Turbeville (06 jul 1932 – 24 oct 2013 | Stoneham MA – New York NY) author, fashion photographer, aka The Anti-Helmut Newton

Deborah Cook (06 jul 1938 – Philadelphia PA) operatic coloratura soprano

Rita M. Gross (06 jul 1943 – 11 nov 2015 | Rhinelander WI – Eau Claire WI) author, Buddhist, feminist, theologian, professor of comparative studies in religion

Maureen Owen (06 jul 1943 – Graceville MN) poet, editor, biographer, anthologist

Barbara Brackman (06 jul 1945 – United States) author, quilt historian / researcher

Shelley Marie Hack (06 jul 1947 – White Plains NY) model, actress, producer, media / political advisor

Lynda Suzanne Robinson (06 jul 1951 – Amarillo TX) historical / romance / mystery novelist, anthologist, PhD in anthropology, pen-names Linda A. Robinson and Suzanne Robinson

Kathi Appelt (06 jul 1954 – Fayatteville NC) creative writing teacher, children’s and young adult poet / novelist / non-fiction author

Susan Elizabeth Ford Bales (06 jul 1957 – Washington DC) author, photojournalist, mystery co-novelist, former US Presidential family member, sobriety / heart health / breast cancer awareness advocate

Margaret Ann [Gretta] Vosper (06 jul 1958 – Kingston, Ontario) poet, atheist, author, United Church of Canada minister, founded Canadian Center for Progressive Christianity

Monique Deland (06 jul 1958 – Montreal, Quebec) poet, artist, educator, journalist, poetry critic, former poetry magazine editor

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