08 aug 02 | women.born.today

Marie-Anne Gaboury Lagimodière (02 aug 1780 – 14 dec 1875 | Maskinongé, Quebec – Saint-Boniface, Manitoba) pioneer / settler, Canadian folk figure, aka Grandmother of the Red River

Hannah Jones Armstrong Wilcox (02 aug 1810 – 19 aug 1890 | Illinois US – Winterset IA) folk figure, Lincoln neighbor, Lincoln defended her son Duff in Almanac Trial

Carrie Estelle Betzold Doheny (02 aug 1875 – 30 oct 1958 | Philadelphia PA – Los Angeles CA) philanthropist, rare book collector, library foundress

Edith Karolyn Anisfield Wolf (02 aug 1889 – 23 jan 1963 | Cleveland OH – Cleveland OH) poet, philanthropist, founded / endowed Ainsfield-Wolf Book Awards

Sarah Tilghman Hughes (02 aug 1896 – 23 apr 1985 | Baltimore MD – Dallas TX) lawyer, politician, political activist, federal judge, swore in LBJ after JFK assassination, advocated bill allowing women in Texas to sit on juries (enacted 1954)

Bessie Grace Boehm Moore (02 aug 1902 – 24 oct 1995 | Owensboro KY – Little Rock AR) educator, library activist, ALA leader

Mina Spiegel Rees (02 aug 1902 – 25 oct 1997 | Cleveland OH – New York NY) essayist, mathematician, first female Chair US Council of Graduate Schools, first female president American Association for the Advancement of Science

Myrna Adele Williams Loy (02 aug 1905 – 14 dec 1993 | Helena MT – New York NY) actress, autobiographical author, WWII Red Cross administrator, UNESCO member-at-large, co-chair US National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing

Mary Hamman (02 aug 1907 – 18 nov 1984 | Baltimore MD – New York NY) author, humorist, magazine editor

Ruth Lilly (02 aug 1915 – 30 dec 2009 | Indianapolis IN – Indianapolis IN) heiress, philanthropist, patron of arts and poetry

Alice Faber Tryon (02 aug 1920 – 29 mar 2009 | Milwaukee WI – Pensacola FL) botanist, organized New England Fern Conference, first female member of New England Botanical Club

Betsy Newling Bloomingdale (02 aug 1922 – 19 jul 2016 | Los Angeles CA – Los Angeles CA) heiress, socialite, fashion icon / expert

Edith Borroff (02 aug 1925 – New NY) author, composer, essayist, musicologist

Geles Cabrera (02 aug 1929 – Mexico City, Mexico) sculptor, founded / directed first free sculpture museum in the Americas

Philippa Duke Schuyler (02 aug 1931 – 09 may 1967 | Harlem NY – Da Nang, Vietnam) pianist, feminist, child prodigy, war correspondent

Graciela Limón (02 aug 1938 – Los Angeles CA) Latina novelist

Isabel Allende (02 aug 1942 – Lima, Peru) Chilean-American novelist

Sandra McPherson (02 aug 1943 – San Jose CA) poet, professor emerita

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (02 aug 1944 – US) author, sociologist, professor, pioneer of ‘portraiture’ social science methodology bridging aesthetics and empiricism

Jewell Jackson McCabe (02 aug 1945 – Washington DC) dancer, feminist, business executive, social / political activist, former leader / spokesperson for National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s movement

Ángela Meyer (02 aug 1947 – Santurce, Puerto Rico) actress, comedian, television / theatrical producer, founder and/or co-founder of various entertainment production companies

Kathryn Harrold (02 aug 1950 – Tazewell VA) counselor, former actress

Suzanne Duranceau (02 aug 1952 – Montreal, Quebec) children’s book illustrator, language of visual arts and drawing teacher, founding member of Illustration Québec (Association des Illustrateurs et Illustratrices du Québec)

Victoria Lynn Jackson-Wessel (02 aug 1952 – Miami FL) singer, blogger, actress, satirist, comedian

Amy McKenzie (02 aug 1959 – Appleton WI) actress, producer, director

Julie Reuben (02 aug 1960 – Cambridge MA) author, essayist, historian, professor of education, researches forces that affect educational change and purposes of education

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