07 jul 28 | women.born.today

Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe (28 jul 1819 – 09 feb 1906 | Elizabeth NJ – Morristown NJ) author, memoirist, schoolteacher, letter correspondent, pen name: Dame Shirley

Mary Osburn Adkinson (28 jul 1843 – 29 jun 1918 | Rush County OH –  New Orleans LA) pastor’s wife, temperance reformer, sewing / dressmaking university teacher

Louisine Waldron Elder Havemeyer (28 jul 1855 – 06 jan 1929 | New York NY – New York NY) feminist, art collector, suffragist, memoirist, philanthropist

Alice Duer Miller (28 jul 1874 – 22 aug 1942 | New York NY – New York NY) poet, novelist, screenplay writer

Rachel Robinson Elmer (28 jul 1878 – 13 feb 1919 | Ferrisburg VT – New York NY) artist, illustrator, art postcard painter, WWI poster artist, WWI Bird and Tree Club fundraiser

Lucy Burns (28 jul 1879 – 22 dec 1966 | Brooklyn NY – Brooklyn NY) suffragist, women’s rights activist, National Women’s Party co-founder

Aida de Acosta Root Breckinridge (28 jul 1884 – 26 may 1962 | Elberon NJ – Bedford NY) socialite, activist, first woman to fly dirigible aircraft solo, eyecare advocate, first US eye bank founder / director

Grace Thurston Arnold Albee (28 jul 1890 – 26 jul 1985 | North Scituate RI – Barrington RI) printmaker, wood engraver, lino-cut artist

Sadie Rose Weilerstein (28 jul 1894 – 23 jun 1993 | Rochester NY – Rockville MD) Zionist, teacher, children’s author, environmentalist

Barbara La Marr (28 jul 1896 – 30 jan 1926 | Yakima WA – Altadena CA) screenwriter, cabaret artist, stage and film actress, pen name: Folly Lytell, born Reatha Dale Watson, aka The Girl Who Is Too Beautiful

Pola Nirenska (28 jul 1910 – 25 jul 1992 | Warsaw, Poland – Bethesda MD) Polish-American dancer, photographer, choreographer, dance teacher / dance company founder,  aka The Ruth Draper of Dance

Johnnie Ruth Clarke (28 jul 1919 – 15 may 1978 | St. Petersburg FL – ) mentor, educator, humanitarian, founded Florida State Sickle Cell Foundation, first black female awarded PhD from FL State university

Betty Ellen Harper Fussell (28 jul 1927 – Riverside CA)  author, educator, historian, biographer, memoirist, essayist, food / arts / travel writer

Shirley Ann Grau (28 jul 1929 – New Orleans LA) author, short fiction writer, Pulitzer Prize laureate, focuses women’s studies, feminist / Southern literature

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis (28 jul 1929 – 19 may 1994 | Southampton NY – Manhattan NY) senior editor, arts / cultural promoter, US Presidential First Lady, founded John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Bertha C. Kawakami (28 jul 1931 – Honolulu HI) educator, state politician

Matina Souretis Horner (28 jul 1939 – Roxbury MA) author, psychologist, educator, women’s biographer, sixth President of Radcliffe College, pioneered ‘fear of success’ concept

Judy Rae Grahn (28 jul 1940 – Chicago IL) poet, author, feminist / lesbian focus

Susan Evans McCloud (28 jul 1945 – Utah US) poet, author, novelist, hymn writer, member Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS)

Suzanne Stephens (28 jul 1946 – Waterloo IA) classical clarinetist, clarinet / basset horn promoter, American-born living in Germany

Anna Dey Young (28 jul 1955 – Bloomfield Hills MI) actress, professional sculptor

Carol Higgins Clark (28 jul 1958 – New York NY) actress, mystery novelist

Lisa Freeman (28 jul 1957 – Los Angeles CA) actress, young adult novelist

Rita Gunther McGrath (28 jul 1959 – New Haven CT) author, essayist, entrepreneur, management professor, strategic management scholar, developed concept of ‘discovery-driven planning’

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