07 jul 13 | women.born.today

Esther Allen Howland (13 Jul 1801 – 14 Apr 1860 | Plymouth MA – Worcester MA) cookbook writer, editor / author of recipes, medical remedies, money-saving tips and advice

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (13 Jul 1819 – 31 Mar 1876 | Natchez MS – Philadelphia PA) African-American singer, music teacher, abolitionist, aka The Black Swan, fundraiser for Black orphans and aged

Mary Emily Foy (13 Jul 1862 – 21 Feb 1962 | Los Angeles CA – Los Angeles CA) librarian, educator, women’s rights activist, first female head librarian Los Angeles Public Library (at age 18)

Mary Emma Woolley (13 Jul 1863 – 05 Sep 1947 | South Norwalk CT – Westport NY) author, educator, suffragist, peace activist, first female student at Brown University, President of Mount Holyoke College

June Etta Downey (13 Jul 1875 – 11 Oct 1932 | Laramie WY – Trenton NJ) poet, author, columnist, philosopher, psychologist, handwriting / personality researcher

Marie Christine Kohler (13 Jul 1876 – 11 Oct 1943 | Sheboygan WI – Sheboygan WI) philanthropist, founded Girl Scouts, social / family / community activist,  co-founded The Kohler Foundation, founding member of AAUW (American Association of University Women)

Almeda Sode Sperry (13 Jul 1879 – 10 Sep 1957| New Kensington PA – Pittsburgh PA) anarchist, union organizer, political activist, former prostitute, radical newspaper writer

Ilonka Karasz (13 Jul 1896 – 26 May 1981 | Budapest, Hungary – Warwick NY) artist, potter, designer,  printmaker, decorative arts expert, magazine cover / children’s book illustrator

Josefina Niggli (13 Jul 1910 – 17 Dec 1983 | Monterrey, Mexico – Cullowhee NC) novelist, playwright, professor, screenwriter

Anna Dorothy Schuman Halprin (13 Jul 1920 – Winnetka IL) author, post-modern dance pioneer / innovator / teacher, kinesthetic awareness advocate, co-founded San Francisco Dancers’ Workshop, co-created RSVP Cycles cross-disciplinary creative methodology

Mildred [Millie] Noble (13 Jul 1921 – 19 Jan 2008 | Ontario, Canada – Mashpee MA) author, biographer, member Ojibwe Nation, children’s book writer, Native American activist, produced local tv show called Wampanog Women Speak, co-founded Boston Indian Council (now North American Indian Center of Boston)

Maria Rosalina Madroñal Abejo (13 Jul 1922 – 05 Jun 1991 | Tagoloan, Philippines – Fremont CA) Filipino-American nun of the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, composition / music theory university professor, vocal / orchestral / chamber music composer / conductor

Anne Leaton (13 Jul 1932 – Cleburne TX) poet, novelist, radio playwright, short story writer, former Fulbright Scholar

Monique Vézina (13 Jul 1935 – Rimouski, Quebec) former Canadian politician, international development NGO activist, education / women’s rights / family services advocate

Natalia Lederer Clovis (13 Jul 1943 – Havana, Cuba) Cuban-American artist, fencer, sculptor

Helen Elizabeth Longino (13 Jul 1944 – US) author, professor, philosopher of science, women scientist advocate, central figure in social / feminist epistemology

Rosella Marie Bjornson (13 Jul 1947 – Lethbridge, Ontario) retired airline pilot, first female commercial airline pilot in North American, first female member of Canadian Air Line Pilots Association, International

Carolina Garcia-Aguilera (13 Jul 1949 – Havana, Cuba) Cuban-American mystery novelist, former private investigator

Karen Vogtmann (13 Jul 1949 – Pittsburg CA) essayist, mathematician, professor of mathematics, geometric group theory specialist

Jane Haddam (13 Jul 1951 – Bethel CT) mystery novelist,  college professor, magazine editor, born Orania Papazoglou

Luisa Leschin (13 Jul 1953 – Hollywood CA) actress, tv producer, voice over artist

Keiko Cecelia Bonk (13 Jul 1954 – Honolulu HI) artist, painter, musician, politician, co-founded Hawaii Green Party, first North American Green Party member elected to partisan office

Janet Yang (13 Jul 1956 – Queens NY) teacher, film / television producer, media and entertainment consultant, arts / political / community activist, co-founded Gold House collective of influential Asians

Jane Hamilton (13 Jul 1957 – Oak Park IL) poet, novelist, short fiction writer

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