08 aug 03 | women.born.today

Graceanna Lewis (03 aug 1821 – 25 feb 1912 | West Chester PA –  Media PA)  author, suffragist, naturalist, illustrator, ornithologist, Underground Railroad activist

Nina Clifford (03 aug 1851 – 14 jul 1929 | Chatham, Ontario – Detroit MI) madam, folk figure, brothel owner, born Johanna Crow

Caroline Celestia Swanzey Ingalls (03 aug 1870 – 02 jun 1946 | Montgomery KS – Pennington SD) typesetter, folk / literary / pioneer figure

Sophia Kindrick Alcorn (03 aug 1883 – 28 nov 1967 | Stanford KY – Stanford KY) educator, deaf-blind disability rights activist, Tadoma ‘Alcorn Symbols’ communication method inventor, American Association for the Blind (AFB) advocate, first female elder of Stanford Presbyterian Church

Margaret [Maggie] Kuhn (03 aug 1905 – 22 apr 1995 | Buffalo NY – Philadelphia PA) writer, social activist, elder rights advocate, Gray Panther founder, autobiographical author

Ruth Marion Watson Batson (03 aug 1921 – 28 oct 2003 | Roxbury MA – Boston MA) author, civil rights activist, desegregation / equal education advocate

Anne Klein (03 aug 1923 – 19 mar 1974 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) fashion designer, women’s clothing company founder

Elizabeth Eaton [Connie] Converse (03 aug 1924 – unknown | Laconia NH – disappeared 1974) guitarist, composer, singer-songwriter

Arlene Dahl (03 aug 1925 – Minneapolis MN) author, former actress

Myrna Lamb (03 aug 1930 – Newark NJ ) feminist, playwright, screenwriter

Grace Wahba (03 aug 1934 – US) author, essayist, professor of statistics and mathematics, pioneer in machine learning and ‘smoothing noisy data’

 Diane Wakoski (03 aug 1937 – Whittier CA) poet, essayist, associated with Beat / deep image / confessional poetry movements

Martha Kostyra Stewart (03 aug 1941 – Jersey City NJ) writer, tv personality, magazine publisher, convicted / served time for financial fraud scandal

Mary Ann Esposito (03 aug 1942 – Buffalo NY) chef, cookbook writer, tv cooking show host

Trudy Rose Govier (03 aug 1944 – Edmonton, Alberta) author, philosopher, known for works on argumentation, informal logic, trust and forgiveness

Linda S. Howington (03 aug 1950 – Alabama US) pen name: Linda Howard, romance / suspense novelist

Linda Maríe Cajio (03 aug 1953 – 20 feb 2017 | Philadelphia PA – Willingboro NJ) romance novelist

Elinor DeWire (03 aug 1953 – Frederick MD) author, editor, blogger, educator, public speaker, freelance writer, lighthouse preservationist, pen names: Jessica Scott and Aline Matthews

Victoria Wyatt (03 aug 1956 – US) author, ethnographer, art historian, former museum curator, Northwest Coast Native American art specialist

Debra Cecille Magpie Earling (03 aug 1957 – Spokane WA) novelist, short fiction writer, creative writing professor, Bitteroot Salish tribe member

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