08 aug 01 | women.born.today

Anne Willing Bingham (01 aug 1764 – 11 may 1801 | Philadelphia PA – Bermuda) socialite, artist’s model, letter correspondent

Esther Sumner Damon (01 aug 1814 – 11 nov 1906 | Bridgewater VT – Plymouth VT) farmer, lay nurse, school teacher, seamstress, last American Revolutionary War widow state pensioner

Maria Mitchell (01 aug 1818 – 28 jun 1889 | Nantucket MA – Lynn MA) suffragist, professor, astronomer, first American woman to work as professional astronomer, discovered Miss Mitchell’s Comet [initially named C/1847 Ti, credited to an Italian man]

Ida Craddock (01 aug 1857 – 16 oct 1902 | Philadelphia PA – New York NY) Quaker, occultist, free speech advocate, women’s rights activist

Angela Diller (01 aug 1877 – 01 may 1968 | Brooklyn NY – Stamford CT) pianist, author, teacher, Diller-Quaile School of Music co-founder

Paula Hilburn Blackton (01 aug 1881 – 27 mar 1930 | Georgia US – Hollywood CA) writer, actress, film director

Edna Bell Scott Sewell (01 aug 1881 – 01 oct 1967 | Ambia IN – Lafayette IN) farm women’s activist / advocate, unpublished autobiographical author

Evalyn Walsh McLean (01 aug 1886 – 26 apr 1947 | Leadville CO – Washington DC) heiress, memoirist, folk figure, last private owner of the Hope Diamond

Aline Murray Kilmer (01 aug 1888 – 01 oct 1941 | Norfolk VA – Stillwater Township NJ) poet, children’s author

Helen Taft Manning (01 aug 1891 – 21 feb 1987 | Cincinnati OH – Philadelphia PA) author, historian, suffragist, women’s rights activist, college dean, White House hostess

Josephine Ursula Herrick (01 aug 1897 – 27 mar 1972 | Cleveland OH – New York NY) teacher, photographer, entrepreneur, WWII Manhattan Project photographer, founded / led arts-based charity Josephine Herrick Project, pioneered teaching photography as therapy for wounded war veterans

Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg (01 aug 1905 – 28 jan 1993 | Lowell MA – Richmond Hill, Ontario) journalist, astronomer, pioneer researcher in variable stars and globular clusters, first female president of several astronomical organizations

Jackie Ormes (01 aug 1911 – 26 dec 1985 | Monongahela PA – Chicago IL) first African-American woman cartoonist, née Zelda Mavin Jackson

Anne Hébert (01 aug 1916 – 22 jan 2000 | St Catherine de Fossambault, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec ) poet, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, short story writer

Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum (01 aug 1946 – 14 aug 2012 | Youngstown OH – Newark NY) advertising / fashion illustrator, cross-stitch embroidery artist / designer, cross-stitch pattern publisher: Told in a Garden, Butternut Road, Lavender and Lace

Karen Pendleton (01 aug 1946 – North Hollywood CA) child actress, psychologist, adult paraplegic, battered women’s shelter activist, original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer, board member California Association of Physically Handicapped

Aline Kominsky-Crumb (01 aug 1948 – Long Beach NY) artist, inker, editor, writer, painter, penciller, cartoonist, graphic memoirist, underground comics artist

Wanda Thomas Bernard (01 aug 1953 – Halifax, Nova Scotia) social worker, academic, anti-oppression and diversity researcher, first Black Canadian tenured professor  at Dalhousie University, first black Nova Scotian woman in Canadian Senate Chamber

Marie-Danielle Croteau (01 aug 1953 – Saint-Élie-d’Orford, Quebec) young adult novelist

Marcy Cottrell Houle (01 aug 1953 – Oregon US) author, wildlife biologist

Emilie M. Townes (01 aug 1955 –  Durham NC) African-American Christian social ethicist and theologian

Mona Elizabeth Jandali Simpson (01 aug 1957 – Green Bay WI) novelist, professor of English, languages, and literature

Rachel Yehuda (01 aug 1959 – Cleveland OH) author, essayist, intergenerational trauma researcher, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience, director of Traumatic Stress Studies at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, focus on trauma psychology of children of Holocaust and 9/11 survivors

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