07 jul 29 | women.born.today

Isabella Marshall Graham (29 jul 1742 – 27 jul 1814 | Lancashire, Scotland – New York NY) Scottish-American teacher, school founder, social activist, philanthropist

Julia Gardiner Tyler (29 jul 1820 – 10 jul 1889 | East Hampton NY – Richmond VA) aka Lady Presidentress, Confederate plantation owner / overseer, first US Presidential First Lady to be photographed

Caroline Francis Putnam (29 jul 1826 – 14 jan 1917 | Warren MA – Lottsburg VA) educator, abolitionist, civil rights activist, founded Holley School for freed slaves

Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt (29 jul 1861 – 14 feb 1884 | Chestnut Hill MA – New York NY) political family figure, President Theodore Roosevelt’s first wife

Theresa Mary Gowanlock Johnson (29 jul 1863 – 12 sep 1899 | Tintern, Ontario – Lincoln, Ontario) author, pioneer, Upper Canadian, Indian captive / survivor

Maria Ouspenskaya (29 jul 1876 – 03 dec 1949 | Tula Oblast, Russian Federation – Los Angeles CA) singer, actress, dancer, acting instructor, dance school founder

Sybil Henley Jacobson (29 jul 1881 – 04 nov 1953 | London UK – Vancouver BC) oil and watercolor artist, founding member Women’s Art Association of Saskatchewan

Eunice Strong Hammond Tietjens (29 jul 1884 – 06 sep 1944 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) poet, editor, novelist, lecturer, journalist, children’s author

Dorothy Shaver (29 jul 1893 – 29 jun 1959 | Texarkana AR – Kingston NY) interior decorator, fashion industry leader, founding member of the Fashion Group, president of Lord & Taylor, Shaver Doll maker / innovator, promoted American Look designs / designers

María Latigo de Hernández (29 jul 1896 – 08 jan 1986 | Garza Garcia, Mexico – Lytle TX) essayist, Mexican-American rights activist, organized Asociación Protectora de Madres

Flora Payne Whitney Miller (29 jul 1897 – 17 jul 1987 | New York NY – Nassau NY) sculptor, art patron, Whitney Museum of American Art steward

Diana Vreeland (29 jul 1903 – 22 aug 1989 | Paris, France – New York NY) editor, columnist, fashion world icon, special consultant at the Met’s Costume Institute

Georgia Harris (29 jul 1905 – 30 jan 1997 | near Rock Hill SC – Dallas GA) potter, traditional Catawba pottery preservationist

Mary Gindhart Herbert Roebling (29 jul 1905 – 25 oct 1994 | West Collingswood NJ – Trenton NJ) banker, first female president of major US bank, first female governor of American Stock Exchange

Mary Lee Settle (29 jul 1918 – 27 sep 2005 | Charleston WV – Ivy VA) novelist, memoirist, nonfiction author, university professor, founded annual PEN-Faulkner Award for Fiction

Ruth Hayward (29 jul 1934 – Chula Vista CA) sculptor, engineer, philanthropist, public sculpture artist

Joyce Nakamura Okazaki (29 jul 1934 – Los Angeles CA) American-born Japanese, placed in Manzanar War Relocation Camp, member of Manzanar Committee, photographed as a child by Ansel Adams for book Born Free and Equal, activist in public awareness of WWII Japanese-American internment

Karen Swenson (29 jul 1936 – New York NY) poet, editor, journalist, university poet-in-residence

Annea Lockwood (29 jul 1939 – Christchurch, New Zealand) New Zealand-born American composer, electronic music professor, Fluxus / natural sounds artist

Martha Rosler (29 jul 1943 – Brooklyn NY) author, video / collage / installation /  photo-text / performance artist

Janet Hamill (29 jul 1945 – Jersey City NJ) poet, spoken word artist

Sharon Creech (29 jul 1945 – South Euclid OH) poet, former teacher, children’s novelist, low fantasy / magic realism writer

Jenny Holzer (29 jul 1950 – Gallipolis OH) author, feminist, mixed-media / neo-conceptual / public space artist

Kathleen Krull (29 jul 1952 – Fort Leonard Wood MO) editor, biographer, children’s book author

Robin Michal Koontz (29 jul 1954 – Wheaton MD) children’s author /  illustrator, middle school non-fiction reader author

Gilda Snowden (29 jul 1954 – 09 sep 2014 | Detroit MI – Detroit MI) African-American artist, mentor, professor, abstract painter

Yvette A. Flunder (29 jul 1955 – San Francisco CA) singer, author, senior pastor City of Refuge United Church of Christ, founder / Presiding Bishop of Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

Alessandra Marc (29 jul 1957 – Berlin, Germany) born Judith Borden, German-born American operatic dramatic soprano

Sally Hampton (29 jul 1958 – St. Louis MO) screenwriter, film producer

Cynthia Rowley (29 jul 1958 – Barrington IL) fashion designer, author / co-author

Connie Rose Porter (29 jul 1959 – Lackawanna NY) African-American young adult author, creative writing teacher, American Doll Addy book writer

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