07 jul 20 | women.born.today

Anne Marbury Hutchinson (20 jul 1591 – 20 aug 1643 | Alford, England – Eastchester NY) midwife, Puritan, colonist, social reformer, folk / literary figure, religious leader / spiritual advisor

Sarah [Sally] Wister (20 jul 1761 – 21 apr 1804 | Philadelphia PA – Germantown PA) diarist, Quaker, journal writer

Laura Keene (20 jul 1826 – 04 nov 1873 | Winchester UK – Montclair NJ) actress, theater manager, born Mary Frances Moss

Hortense Sparks Ward (20 jul 1872 – 05 dec 1944 | Matagorda TX – Houston TX) writer, lawyer, suffragist, pamphleteer, women’s rights activist

Anne Ryan McFadden (20 jul 1889 – 18 apr 1954 | Hoboken NJ – Morristown NJ) artist, painter, collagist, printmaker

Virginia O’Hanlon (20 jul 1889- 13 may 1971 | New York NY – Valatie NY) author, educator, school principal, folk figure [Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus]

Carobeth Tucker Laird (20 jul 1895 – 05 aug 1983 | Coleman TX – San Diego CA) memoirist, ethnographer, studied Chemehuevi of southeastern CA / western AZ

Lilian May Miller (20 jul 1895 – 11 jan 1943 | Tokyo, Japan – San Francisco CA) poet, painter, woodblock printmaker

Helen Hoke (20 jul 1903 – 26 mar 1990 | California PA – Bethesda MD) children’s author, children’s book publishers director

Florence Baker Karpin (20 jul 1924 – 24 mar 2014 | Lynbrook NY – Grafton VT) poet, artist, author, pianist, tap dancer

Adel Verna Heinrich (20 jul 1926 – Cleveland OH) organist, sacred music composer, former university professor

Joanne Coombs Mapes (20 jul 1935 – Chicago IL) critic, writer, folk singer-songwriter, newspaper columnist, ad copywriter

Barbara Mikulski (20 jul 1936 – Baltimore MD) author, politician, first female Senator from Maryland

Judith Sylvia Cohen [Judy Chicago] (20 jul 1939 – Chicago IL) author, sculptor, feminist, educator, installation artist

Norma Sharp (20 jul 1943 – Shawnee OK) operatic soprano, voice professor

Francis Ray (20 jul 1944 – 03 jul 2013 | Richland TX – Dallas TX) serial romance novelist

Joyce Dyer (20 jul 1947 – Akron OH) memoirist, biographer, nonfiction author

Roberta Achtenberg (20 jul 1950 –Los Angeles CA) author, politician, nonprofit director, human rights activist, first openly gay lesbian public official confirmed by US Senate

Rose Marie [Tantoo] Cardinal (20 jul 1950 – Anzac, Alberta) author, actress, political activist, Native Canadian

Paulette Bourgeois (20 jul 1951 – Winnipeg, Manitoba) journalist, screenwriter, psychiatric occupational therapist, children’s book novelist / nonfiction author

Julie Kane (20 jul 1952 – Boston MA) poet, editor, scholar, memoirist, Louisiana Poet Laureate

Laurie Rozakis (20 jul 1952 – New York NY) writer, editor, professor, public speaker

Mica Michelle Mosbacher (20 jul 1953 – Gainesville FL) writer, philanthropist, sexual assault activist, bipolar / schizophrenia genetic researcher

Elizabeth Falconer (20 jul 1956 – US) author, rare US master of traditional Japanese zither koto

Lisa Graham Keegan (20 jul 1959 – Palo Alto CA) non-fiction author, education reform advocate

Pamela Sklar (20 jul 1959 – Baltimore MD) author, psychiatrist, neuroscientist

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