07 jul 07 | women-born-today

Miriam Coles Harris (07 Jul 1834 – 23 Jan 1925 | Dosoris NY – Pau, France) novelist, children’s story writer, devotional book author

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

Lillien Jane Martin (07 Jul 1851 – 26 Mar 1923 | Olean NY – San Francisco CA) author, psychologist, anti-ageism / -sexism activist

Nettie Maria Stevens (07 Jul 1861 – 04 May 1912 | Cavendish VT – Baltimore MD) author, geneticist, XY-chromosome sex-determination co-discoverer

Charlotte Anita Whitney (07 Jul 1867 – 04 Feb 1955 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) suffragist, political activist, women’s rights activist, early Communist Party USA organizer

Allene Tew (07 Jul 1872 – 01 May 1955 | Janesville WI – Cap d’Ail, France) socialite, married five times, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Elsie Binger Naumberg (07 Jul 1880 – 25 Nov 1953 | New York NY – New York NY) author, ornithologist

Joanna Mary Berry Shields (07 Jul 1884 – 02 Fe b 1965 | Catharpin VA – New York NY) educator, civic activist, co-founded first Africa-American sorority

Beatrice Fox Auerbach (07 Jul 1887 – 29 Nov 1968 | Hartford CT – Hartford CT) innovative merchandiser, civic-minded philanthropist

Aline van Barentzen (07 Jul 1897 – 30 Oct 1981 | Somerville MA – Paris, France) pianist, child prodigy, youngest pianist ever (at age 11) to win First Prize at the Paris Conservatory

Margaret Larkin (07 Jul 1899 – 07 May 1967 | Las Vegas NM – Mexico City, Mexico) poet, writer, journalist, researcher, union activist, singer-songwriter

Ava Alice Muriel Astor  (07 Jul 1902 – 19 Jul 1956 | New York NY – New York NY) patron of arts

Helene Johnson (07 Jul 1906 – 06 Jul 1995 | Boston MA – New York NY) African-American, Harlem Renaissance poet

Harriette Louisa Simpson Arnow (07 Jul 1908 – 22 Mar 1986 | Monticello KY – Ann Arbor MI) teacher, novelist

Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander (07 Jul 1915 – 30 Nov 1998 | Birmingham AL – Chicago IL) poet, author, professor

Madelyn Bersin Tripp (07 Jul 1920 – 18 Jun 2014 | Philadelphia PA – Bryn Mawr PA) editor, author, florist, educator, gallerist, gift shop owner, women’s rights activist, women’s studies / history curriculum creator / innovator

Virgnia Baker Palance (07 Jul 1922 – 01 Jan 2003 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) actress, producer

Josephine Clay Ford (07 Jul 1923 – 01 Jun 2005 | Dearborn MI – Dearborn MI) philanthropist, patron of creative arts / cancer research

Nancy Bauer (07 Jul 1934 – Chelmsford MA) American-born Canadian author, editor, journalist, maritime magazine writer

Eleanor Roeloffs Clift (07 Jul 1940 – Brooklyn NY) author, television pundit, liberal political reporter

Barbara Garson (07 Jul 1941 – Brooklyn NY) author, playwright, social activist

Harriet Ziefert (07 Jul 1941 – North Bergen NJ) children’s board book author

Kathleen George (07 Jul 1943 – Johnstown PA) crime novelist, creative writing / theater arts professor

Adele Goldberg (07 Jul 1945 – Cleveland OH) computer scientist

Paula Joan Caplan (07 Jul 1947 – Springfield MO) author, activist, social / human rights advocate, clinical / research psychologist

Kathleen Joan Toelle [Kathy] Reichs (07 Jul 1948 – Chicago IL) academic, crime writer, forensic anthropologist

Shelly Alexis Duvall (07 Jul 1949 – Houston TX) former actress, writer, singer, comedian, producer

Jill Farren Phelps (07 Jul 1950 – New York NY) executive television soap opera producer

Cheryl Lynn [Cherry] Boone (07 Jul 1954 – Denton TX) singer, writer, author, aka Cherry O’Neill, anorexia awareness advocate

Suzanne Weyn (07 Jul 1955 – Queens NY) children’s / young adult speculative fiction novelist and short fiction writer

Anne Legault (07 Jul 1958 – Lachine, Quebec) actor, educator, children’s tv / theater playwright

Anne Gray McReady (07 Jul 1960 – Williams Bay WI) writer, editor, game designer

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