07 jul 10 | women.born.today

Frances Maria [Fanny] Mulligan Hill (10 Jul 1799 – 05 Aug 1884 | New York NY – Athens, Greece) pioneer educator, Episcopal missionary, co-founded children’s public school in Athens, later founded private school Hill Institute (now Hill Memorial School in Athens)

Emma Hale Smith Bidamon (10 Jul 1804 – 30 Apr 1879 | Harmony Township PA – Nauvoo IL) first wife of Joseph Smith, Latter Day Saint movement leader, first president of Ladies’ Relief Society of Nauvoo, compiled first and later LDS Collections of Sacred Hymns

Laura Maria Sheldon Wright (10 jul 1809 – 21 jul 1886 | Saint Johnsbury VT – Iroquois NY) missionary, Seneca Iroquois rights activist / educator

Amanda M. Way (10 Jul 1828 – 24 Feb 1914 | Winchester IN – Whittier CA) social activist, Quaker minister, temperance leader, Women’s Tribune founder / publisher

Katherine Abbott [Kate] Sanborn (10 Jul 1839 – 09 Jul 1917 | Hanover NH – Medway MA) poet, author, teacher, humorist, memoirist, public speaker, calendar publisher, children’s school founder, newspaper / magazine correspondent

Katherine Devereux Blake (10 Jul 1858 – 02 Feb 1950 | New York NY – St Louis MO) peace activist, women’s rights activist, principal / schoolteacher

Josephine Sarah Marcus [Sadie] Earp (10 Jul 1861 – 19 Dec 1944 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) actress, dancer, memoirist, folk figure, frontier adventurer, common-law wife of Wyatt Earp

Ellen [Nellie] Warren Scripps Booth (10 Jul 1863 – 24 Jan 1948) philanthropist, co-founded Cranbrook Foundation cultural and educational center

Margaret Eliza Ashmun (10 Jul 1875 – 15 Mar 1940 | Rural WI – West Springfield MA) poet, teacher, novelist, essayist, textbook author, short fiction writer

Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (10 Jul 1875 – 18 May 1955 | Mayesville SC – Daytona Beach CA) author, educator, school founder, African-American civil rights activist / leader

Ima Hogg (10 Jul 1882 – 19 Aug 1975 | Mineola TX – London, England) heiress, philanthropist, arts patron / collector, aka The First Lady of Texas

Margaret Wood Bancroft (10 Jul 1883 – 20 Aug 1986 | Glasgow KY – San Diego CA) author, naturalist, Baja California explorer

Mary O’Hara Alsop (10 Jul 1885 – 14 Oct 1980 | Cape May Point NJ – Chevy Chase MD) author, screenwriter

Hazel Hempel Abel (10 Jul 1888 – 30 Jul 1966 | Plattsmouth NE – Lincoln NE) politician, high school teacher / principal, first female Senator elected from Nebraska

Blanche Shoemaker Wagstaff (10 Jul 1888 – 1959 | New York NY – New York NY) poet, writer, critic

Edith Smaw Hinkley Quimby (10 Jul 1891 – 11 Oct 1982 | Rockford IL – New York NY) author, physicist, medical researcher, nuclear medicine co-founder

Rose Mackenberg (10 Jul 1892 – 01 Apr 1968 | Brooklyn NY – Suffolk NY) chief of team of detectives for Harry Houdini, private investigator specializing in fraudulent psychic mediums

Margaret Wood Bancroft (10 Jul 1893 – 30 Aug 1986 | Glasgow KY – San Diego CA) author, naturalist, coastal explorer, oral historian

Thésèse Forget Casgrain (10 Jul 1896 – 03 Nov 1981 | Montreal, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) politician, suffragist, senator, first Canadian woman to lead provincial political party

Mildred Wirt Benson (10 Jul 1905 – 28 May 2002 | Ladora IA – Toledo OH) author, journalist, columnist, Nancy Drew Mystery series creator, children’s / young adult novelist, first female awarded Masters of Journalism (1927) University of Iowa, pennames: Carolyn Keene, Dorothy West, Frances Judd, Helen Louise Thorndyke

Mary Ingraham Bunting (10 Jul 1910 – 21 Jan 1998 | Brooklyn NY – Hanover NH) microbiologist, Radcliffe College president, instrumental in integrating women into Harvard University

Eunice Kennedy Shriver (10 Jul 1921 – 11 Aug 2009 | Brookline MA – Hyannis MA) author, social activist, Special Olympics founder, political family member, women / children’s rights advocate

Nell Blair Walden Blaine (10 Jul 1922 – 14 Nov 1996 | Richmond VA – New York NY) watercolorist, landscape painter

Bridget [Jean] Collins Kerr (10 Jul 1922 – 05 Jan 2003 | Scranton PA – White Plains NY) author, playwright

Deloris Florine [Stanton] Forbes (10 Jul 1923 – Kansas City MO) crime reporter, mystery novelist, pen names: Tobias Wells, DeLoris S. Forbes

Mary Jane Russell (10 Jul 1926 – 20 Nov 2003 | Teaneck NJ – Charleston SC) fashion model, zoning / environmental activist

Alice Ann Laidlaw Munro (10 Jul 1931 – Wingham, Ontario) Canadian author, short story writer, Nobel Prize for Literature

Julian Clare May (10 Jul 1931 – Chicago IL) sci-fi / fantasy / horror / science children’s book author, uses ten male and female pen names

Janice [Jan] DeGaetani (10 Jul 1933 – 15 Sep 1989 | Massillon OH – Rochester NY) contemporary classical mezzo-soprano

Margaret McEntee (10 Jul 1935 – Bronx NY) educator, Catholic nun, member of the Sisters of Charity, aka Marita James and Sister Margaret

Betty Blayton Taylor (10 Jul 1937 – 02 Oct 2016 | Newport News VA – Hampton VA) activist, advocate, artist, lecturer, social entrepreneur, arts administrator / educator

Helen Jeanette Erwin Donath (10 Jul 1940 – Corpus Christi TX ) operatic soprano

Sandra Cecelia Seaton (10 Jul 1942 – Columbia TN) librettist, playwright

Amalia Mesa-Bains (10 Jul 1943 – Santa Clara CA) artist, author, curator, psychologist

Pamela [Jane] Barry (10 Jul 1943 – Halifax, Nova Scotia) chemist, politician, community activist

Amy Knight (10 Jul 1946 –Chicago IL) author, essayist, historian, professor, KGB / Soviet / Russian affairs specialist

Naomi Ragen (10 Jul 1949 – New York NY) author, playwright, women’s rights activist, American-Israeli Orthodox Jew

Julie Salamon (10 Jul 1953 – Cincinnati OH) author, novelist, journalist, public speaker, film / television critic, children’s book writer

Constance [Connie] Ray (10 Jul 1956 – Hillsborough NC) playwright, film / television actress

Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan (10 Jul 1957 – Inglewood CA) author, memoirist, tax resister, radio show host, anti-war / political activist, member / candidate for Peace and Freedom Party in California

Hélène Desputeaux (10 Jul 1959 – Quebec City, Canada) writer, educator, illustrator, children’s book author

Ellen Kuras (10 Jul 1959 – New Jersey US) cinematographer, narrative / documentary filmmaker, one of few female members of American Society of Cinematographers

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