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Charlotte Saunders Cushman (23 jul 1816 – 18 feb 1876 | Boston MA – Boston MA) stage actress, operatic contralto singer, played male and female parts, namesake for Charlotte Cushman Club (1907), became Charlotte Cushman Foundation (2000)

Mary Prudence Wells Smith (23 jul 1840 – 17 dec 1930 | Attica NY – Greenfield MA) feminist, children’s author, local historian, women’s rights activist, women’s history advocate

Harriet Williams Russell Strong (23 jul 1844 – 06 sep 1926 | Buffalo NY – Whittier CA) suffragist, agriculturist, conservationist, philanthropist, women’s rights activist, dam and reservoir series inventor / innovator

Barbara Deming (23 jul 1917 – 02 aug 1984 | New York NY – Sugarloaf Key FL) poet, novelist, essayist, feminist, lesbian, non-violent change activist / advocate, founded Money for Women Fund / now Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and oldest ongoing feminist [artists] granting agency

Esther [Kitty] Buhler Bradley (23 jul 1922 – 02 feb 2004 | New York NY – Rancho Mirage CA) screenwriter, freelance writer, military wife

Vera Rubin (23 jul 1928 – 25 dec 20116 | Philadelphia PA – Washington DC) author, astronomer, advocate for women in astronomy

Ruth Whitney (23 jul 1928 – 04 jun 1999 | Oshkosh WI – Irvington NY) editor, feminist, Glamour magazine editor-in-chief

Claudia [Sue] Edwards Powers (23 jul 1935 – 17 jun 2004 | Leesburg VA – Las Vegas NV) psychometrist, cold war historian, history museum activist

Nancy Pedrick Smith Mairs (23 jul 1943 – 03 dec 2016 | Long Beach CA – Tucson AZ) author, memoirist, wrote about spirituality / women’s issues / experiences of living with multiple sclerosis

Lisa Alther (23 jul 1944 – Kingsport TN) author, novelist

Sherryl Woods (23 jul 1944 – Arlington VA) serial mystery, romance novelist, pen names: Alexandra Kirk, Suzanne Sherrill

Clenora Hudson-Weems (23 jul 1945 – United States) African-American author, academic, Africana Womanist founder

Kaity Tong (23 jul 1947 – Qingdao, China) Chinese-American news anchor / broadcast journalist

Belinda Montgomery (23 jul 1950 – Winnipeg, Manitoba) writer, painter, actress

Barbara Ann [Bobbie] Battista (23 jul 1952 – US) journalist, former newscaster

Janet Leslie Cooke (23 jul 1954 – Toledo OH) former journalist, center of fabricated newspaper story scandal, only person to return a Pulitzer Prize

Susan Dunn (23 jul 1954 – Malvern AR) spinto soprano, vocal music professor

Julie Rotblatt-Amrany (23 jul 1958 – Chicago IL) painter, sculptor, public artist, innovative figurative artist, integrates recent discoveries in physics, medicine, and astronomy into her creations

Nancy Laura Savoca (23 jul 1959 – Bronx NY) experimental film director, producer, screenwriter

Susan Graham (23 jul 1960 – Roswell NM) operatic mezzo-soprano

ArLynn Merrill Leiber Presser (23 jul 1960 – Chicago IL) former attorney, playwright, romance novelist, regional history writer, pen name Vivian Leiber, adopted name Lynn Melody Patrick, Face to Facebook Project (f2fb) founder / blogger

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