07 jul 09 | women-born-today

Fanny Fern (09 Jul 1811 – 10 Oct 1872 | Portland ME – Manhattan NY) novelist, humorist, née Sara Payson Willis, children’s book author, pioneering female newspaper columnist for The New York Ledger

Clara Louise Kellogg (09 Jul 1842 – 13 May 1916 | Sumterville SC – New Hartford CT) memoirist, operatic prima donna, opera company founder / director

Dorothy Thompson (09 Jul 1893 – 30 Jan 1961 | Lancaster NY – Lisbon, Portugal) journalist, radio broadcaster, aka First Lady of American Journalism, Second Most Influential Woman in America

Eunice Allen Lyons Sanborn (09 Jul 1895 – 31 Jan 2011 | Lake Charles LA – Cherokee TX) community activist, supercentenarian (lived 114 years, 195 days)

Editta Rinaldo Sherman (09 Jul 1912 – 01 Nov 2013 | Philadelphia PA – New York NY) photographer, aka Doyenne of Carnegie Hall

Alma Fairfax Murray Carlisle (09 Jul 1927 – Alexandria VA) African-American architect, architectural historian

Virginia Bulkley Whitehill (09 Jul 1928 – Dallas TX) civil activist, women’s rights advocate

Eula Bingham (09 Jul 1929 – Covington KY) author, scientist, former US Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health

Janice [Jan] Richmond Lourie (09 Jul 1930 – United States) author, graphic artist, computer scientist

June Millicent Jordan (09 Jul 1936 – 14 Jun 2002 | Harlem NY – Berkeley CA) Jamaican-American poet, writer, bisexual activist

Faanya Arch Goldin Rose (09 Jul 1938 – Johannesburg, South Africa) British-American essayist, explorer, philanthropist, businesswoman, conservationist, first female / first Brit elected president of The Explorers Club

Helen Louise Morrison (09 Jul 1942 – Greensburg PA) author, forensic psychiatrist, serial killer researcher

Linda Sue Cobb Bruckheimer (09 Jul 1945 – Victoria County TX) editor, novelist, philanthropist

Minnette Ella Gersh Lenier (09 Jul 1945 – 07 Feb 2011 | Atlanta GA – Woodland Hills CA) educator, literacy activist, professional magician, used stage magic to teach reading and learning skills

Mary-Ellis Bunim (09 Jul 1946 – 29 Jan 2004 | Northampton MA – Burbank CA) tv producer / program co-creator

Joanna Mercedes Alessandra Sturm (09 Jul 1946 – United States) author, historian, philanthropist

Louise Dupré (09 Jul 1949 – Sherbrooke, Quebec) poet, author, editor, journalist

Teresa Ann [Terry] Sullivan (09 Jul 1949 – Kewanee IL) author, sociologist, university president / administrator

Christie Vilsack (09 Jul 1950 – Mount Pleasant IA) politician, cookbook author, literacy advocate, former First Lady of Iowa

Amanda Bennett (09 Jul 1952 – Cambridge MA) author, journalist, former newspaper editor

Margie Gillis (09 Jul 1953 – Montreal, Quebec) modern-dance artist, dancer and choreographer

Diane Schoemperlen (09 Jul 1954 – Thunder Bay, Ontario) novelist, memoirist, short fiction writer

Rachel Leclerc (09 Jul 1955 – Nouvelle, Quebec) poet, novelist

Susan C. Eaton (09 Jul 1957 – 30 Dec 2003 | US – Boston MA) political scientist, workers’ rights activist, nursing home researcher, professor of public policy

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