07 jul 27 | women.born.today

Helen Gerrells Stoddard (27 jul 1850 – 31 dec 1940 | Sheboygan WI – Dallas TX) educator, politician, community activist, Texas Women’s University co-founder, Women’s Christian Temperance Union leader, first woman to run for Congress in California

Lucy Maynard Salmon (27 jul 1853 – 14 feb 1927 | Fulton NY – Poughkeepsie NY) author, historian, professor

Augusta Stowe Gullen (27 jul 1857 – 25 sep 1943 | Mount Pleasant, Ontario – Toronto, Ontario) physician, social reformer, women’s rights activist, first woman to gain a medical degree in Canada, Women’s College Hospital co-founder

Eugenie Wehrle McEvoy (27 jul 1879 – 22 jul 1975 | New York NY – Woodstock NY) artist, piano restorer, sharpshooter, collie breeder, Catskill resort manager, theatrical production company manager and technical director

Kathleen Howard (27 jul 1884 – 15 apr 1956 | Niagara Falls NY – Hollywood CA) actress, operatic mezzo-soprano

Edith Emerson (27 jul 1888 – 21 nov 1981 | Oxford OH – Philadelphia PA) writer, curator, painter, muralist, illustrator

Myrtle Lawrence (27 jul 1891 – 01 may 1980 | near Sulligent AL – Tampa FL) sharecropper, labor organizer, worked within bi-racial Southern Tenant Farmers Union

Ruth Plumly Thompson (27 jul 1891 – 06 apr 1976 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) children’s author, most stories placed in fictional land of Oz

Anne Douglas Savage (27 jul 1896 – 25 mar 1971 | Montreal, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) artist, art teacher, pioneering children’s art teacher

Flora Payne Whitney Miller (27 jul 1897 – 18 jul 1986 | New York NY – Glen Cove NY) socialite, art collector, patron of the arts

Queen Mother Audley Moore (27 jul 1898 – 02 may 1997| New Iberia LA – Brooklyn NY) black nationalist, civil rights leader, founded Republic of New Afrika

Helen Mosel Wolff (27 jul 1906 – 29 mar 1994 | Üsküb (Skopje), Macedonia- Hanover NH) editor, publisher, co-founded Pantheon Books

Irene Kaminka Fischer (27 jul 1907 – 22 oct 2009 | Vienna, Austria – Boston MA) essayist, geodesist, mathematician

Elizabeth Hardwick (27 jul 1916 – 02 dec 2007 | Lexington KY – New York NY) novelist, scholar, literary critic, short fiction writer

Mary Abbott (27 jul 1921 – New York NY) artist, abstract expressionist painter

Madeleine Gagnon (27 jul 1938 – Amqui, Quebec) poet, author, educator, literary critic, former professor, magazine co-founder / writer

Sydney J. van Scyoc (27 jul 1939 – US) science fiction writer and novelist

Julia Ann Vadala Taft (27 jul 1942 – 15 mar 2008 | Governors Island NY – Washington DC) international humanitarian activist / US government official

Robin Norwood (27 jul 1945 – US) author, marriage / family therapist, specialist in treating co-alcoholism and relationship addiction

Betty Thomas (27 jul 1947 – St. Louis MO) actress, film / television director, born Betty Lucille Nienhauser

Laura Shapiro Kramer (27 jul 1948 – Boston MA) author, producer, filmmaker, independent consultant, former chair of Resources for Children with Special Needs, founder / chair of Advisory Board for Iyengar Yoga of Greater NY

Torie Osborn (27 jul 1950 – Copenhagen, Denmark) Danish-American author, community organizer, LGBT and environmental justice activist

Carol Theresa Vaness (27 jul 1952 – San Diego CA) lirico-spinto soprano, university voice professor

LeAnn Lemberger (27 jul 1954 – Iowa US) romance novelist, nonfiction author, pen name Leigh Michaels

Kathy Hogan Trocheck (27 jul 1954 – US) novelist, former journalist, pen name Mary Kay Andres

Catherine [Cat] Bauer (27 jul 1955 – Greenville SC) novelist, art / culture / architecture Italian newspaper writer

Carol Leifer (27 jul 1956 – East Williston NY) author, actress, producer, essayist, stand-up comedian, self-styled Jewish lesbian vegan

Lise Funderburg (27 jul 1959 – Philadelphia PA) author, editor

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