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Clara A. Swain (18 jul 1834 – 25 dec 1910 | Elmira NY – Castile NY) author, educator, physician, missionary, founded first women’s hospital in India

Helen Jackson Gougar (18 jul 1843 – 06 jun 1907 | Hillsdale MI – Lafayette IN) women’s rights leader / activist / lecturer

Rose Alnora Hartwick Thorpe (18 jul 1850 – 19 jul 1939 | Mishawaka IN – San Diego CA) poet

Margaret Tobin Brown (18 jul 1867 – 26 oct 1932 | Hannibal MO – New York NY) Titanic survivor, socialite, social activist, philanthropist, aka The Unsinkable Molly Brown

Rose Harriet Pastor Wieslander Stokes (18 jul 1879 – 20 jun 1933 | Augustava Suvolk, Russian Empire – Frankfurt, Germany) American writer, feminist,  socialist activist, birth control advocate, autobiographical author

Doris Fleischman Bernays (18 jul 1891 – 10 jul 1980 | New York NY – Cambridge MA) essayist, journalist, memoirist, feminist activist, public relations executive, Lucy Stone League member, first female NYTimes reporter to cover boxing match, first married woman issued US Passport in maiden name

Mary Jessamyn West (18 jul 1902 – 23 feb 1984| Vernon IN – Napa CA ) Quaker, novelist, short story writer

Mildred Lisette Norman (18 jul 1908 – 07 jul 1981 | Egg Harbor City NJ – Knox IN) mystic, pacifist, memoirist, spiritual teacher, peace / vegan activist, first woman to walk entire length of Appalachian Trail in one season, aka The Peace Pilgrim

Jessie Wicker Bell (18 jul 1920 – 20 mar 2002 | Knott County KY – Knott County KY) author, folk figure, aka Lady Sheba , Wiccan activist / advocate

Jean Margaret Wemyss Laurence (18 jul 1926 – 05 jan 1987 | Neepawa, Manitoba – Lakefield, Ontario) novelist, journalist, short story writer

Jeanne Lavetta Noble (18 jul 1926 – 17 oct 2002 | Albany GA – New York NY) author, educator, consultant, counselor, college administrator, television producer, first to analyze and publish experiences of female Africa-Americans in college

Tenley Emma Albright (18 jul 1935 – Newton Centre MA) surgeon, former Olympic figure skater, Woods Hole advocate, Director of MIT Collaborative Initiatives

Vera King Farris (18 jul 1938 – 28 nov 2009 | Atlantic City NJ – Pomona NJ) zoologist, professor, academic administrator, one of first female African-American US public college presidents

Lillian Faderman (18 jul 1940 – Bronx NY) author, scholar, lesbian / romantic friendship historian

Martha Rose Reeves (18 jul 1941 – Eufaula AL) African-American singer, author, actress, memoirist, councilwoman

Dianne McIntyre (18 jul 1946 – Cleveland OH) dancer, dance teacher, choreographer

Jeanne Córdova (18 jul 1948 – 10 jan 2016 | Bremerhaven, Germany – Los Angeles CA) memoirist, LGBTQ activist / organizer

Janet Sawhill Peery (18 jul 1948 – Wichita KS) novelist, short story writer

Hedwig Gorski (18 jul 1949 – Trenton NJ) scholar, avant-garde artist, performance poet

Mikki Norris (18 jul 1952 – US) author, publisher, US drug policy activist

Martha Frankel (18 jul 1953 – Bronx NY) author, knitter, columnist, essayist, book reviewer, Woodstock Writers Radio show host / annual festival executive director

Felicia Bond (18 jul 1954 – Yokohama, Japan) US children’s book author and illustrator

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