07 jul 11 | women-born-today

Jane Aitken (11 Jul 1764 – 29 Aug 1832 | Paisley, Scotland – Germantown PA) printer, publisher, bookbinder, bookseller, first US woman to print English translation version of Christian Bible

Susan Bogert Warner (11 Jul 1819 – 17 Mar 1885 | New York NY – Highland Falls NY) novelist, hymnist, teacher, religious / children’s fiction author, aka Elizabeth Wetherell

Phebe W. Sudlow (11 Jul 1831 – 08 Jun 1922 | Poughkeepsie NY – Davenport IA) autodidact, pioneer educator, first female US public school principal / school superintendent, first female president of Iowa School Teachers’ Association, first female professor of University of Iowa, free public library funder

Annie Armstrong (11 Jul 1850 – 20 Dec 1938 | Baltimore MD – Baltimore MD) religious leader, letter correspondent, women’s mission founder

Georgiana Drew Barrymore (11 Jul 1854 – 02 Jul 1893 | Philadelphia PA – Santa Barbara CA) actress, acting family matriarch

Jessie Allen Fowler (11 Jul 1856 – 15 Oct 1932 | New York NY – New York NY) phrenologist

Anne Louise Gregory Ritter (11 Jul 1868 – 15 Nov 1929 | Plattsburgh NY – Denver CO) artist, potter, art teacher, landscape painter, watercolorist, Van Briggle Pottery co-founder / co-owner / co-designer

Edith Rickert (11 Jul 1871 – 23 May 1938 | Canal Dover OH – Chicago IL) novelist, Medieval scholar, non-fiction author

Ellen Bailey Sullivan Woodward 11 Jul 1887 – 23 Sep 1971 | Winona MS – Washington DC) women / children’s security activist, New Deal director of women’s work relief programs

Florence Maria Ahlberg  (11 Jul 1902 – 01 Feb 1987 | Homer NE – Hayward CA) painter

Margot P. Pinter (11 Jul 1915 – Sacramento CA) pianist

Marjorie Swank Matthews (11 Jul 1916 – 30 Jun 1986 | Onaway MI – Grand Rapids MI) minister, scholar, preacher, administrator, first female elected Bishop in United Methodist Church

Mattiwilda Dobbs (11 Jul 1925 – 08 Dec 2015 | Atlanta GA – Atlanta GA) African-American operatic coloratura soprano, many firsts as first black woman singer

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (11 Jul 1938 – Sugar City ID) author, essayist, professor, feminist Mormon, women’s Early American historian

Daphne Buckle Marlatt (11 Jul 1942 – Melbourne, Australia) Australian-Canadian poet, author, novelist, teacher, feminist

Maryann Krieglstein (11 Jul 1944 – Chicago IL) essayist, academic social worker, Human Services Professor Emerita, heterosexism / domestic violence researcher

Patricia Polacco (11 Jul 1944 – Lansing MI) author, illustrator, video filmmaker, dyslexia awareness advocate

Sarah Blaffer Hrdy (11 Jul 1946 – Dallas TX) author, anthropologist, primatologist, filmmaker, affordable child care advocate

Beverly Todd (11 Jul 1946 – Chicago IL) actress, producer, screenwriter

Marilyn Lacey (11 Jul 1948 – San Francisco CA) memoirist, Sister of Mercy, social worker, refugee activist, founder / executive director Mercy Beyond Borders

Roxanne Quimby (11 Jul 1950 – Cambridge MA) philanthropist, businesswoman, land conservationist, co-founded Burt’s Bess natural care products company

Ivy Eberhart Bannister (11 Jul 1951 – New York NY) poet, memoirist, short fiction writer

Sela Ward (11 Jul 1956 – Meridian MS) actress, author, producer, spokesperson

Lisa Simeone (11 Jul 1957 – Pittsburgh PA) freelance writer, opera music radio host

Carla Killough McClafferty (11 Jul 1958 – Lonoke County AR) biographer, children’s science / history author, former radiology technician

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