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Susanna Wright (04 aug 1697 – 01 dec 1784 | Lancashire, England – Wright’s Ferry PA) poet, pundit, author, pioneer, translator, landowner, entrepreneur, multi-linguist, first American female silk farmer / producer / exporter

Clarissa C. Bryan Cook (04 aug 1811 – 19 feb 1879 | Sidney NY – Davenport IA) philanthropist, civic / religious / charitable activist, founded Clarissa C. Cook Home for the Friendless

Florence Newell Barbour (04 aug 1866 – 24 jul 1946 | Providence RI – Providence RI) pianist, musician, composer

Emily Helen Butterfield (04 aug 1884 – 22 mar 1958 | Algonac MI – Neebish Island MI) artist, editor, author, architect, feminist activist, children’s book writer, first licensed female architect in Michigan, pen-and-ink / watercolor illustrator

Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong (04 aug 1890 – 18 jan 1976 | San Francisco CA – Oakland CA) author, legal scholar, law professor, social insurance advocate

Grace Anne Stewart (04 aug 1893 – 15 oct 1970 | Minnedosa, Manitoba – Tucson AZ) author, geologist, academic, first Canadian female geology graduate, focus on Paleozoic fauna of Ohio

Hedwig Lindberg [Hedda] Sterne (04 aug 1910 – 08 apr 2011 | Bucharest, Romania – New York NY) pioneering Romanian-American abstract expressionist painter / printmaker, sole female member of The Irascibles group of artists

Rebecca Lepkoff (04 aug 1916 – 17 aug 2014 | New York NY – Townshend VT) author, street photographer

Nina Leopold Bradley (04 aug 1917 – 25 may 2011 | Albuquerque NM – Barbaboo WI) author, researcher, conservationist

Margaret Roggero (04 aug 1918 – 10 nov 2011 | New York NY – Deerfield Beach FL) operatic mezzo-soprano

Helen Amelia Thomas (04 aug 1920 – 20 jul 2013 | Winchester KY – Washington DC) author, journalist, columnist

Ellen Wolf Schrecker (04 aug 1938 – Philadelphia PA) cookbook co-author, ACLU civil libertarian, professor emerita of American history, McCarthyism history specialist, aka ‘the dean of the anti-anti-Communist historians’

Kate Michelman (04 aug 1942 – US) memoirist, political activist, co-chair of WomenVote PA, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America

Le Anne Schreiber (04 aug 1945 – US) professor, journalist, former NYT sports editor, former ESPN ombudsman, editor-in-chief womenSports magazine

Laurie Heineman (04 aug 1948 – Chicago IL) tv / stage actress, spoken word artist, certified art therapist, classics / Shakespearean homeschool teacher and public workshop facilitator

Ramona Lofton (04 aug 1950 – Fort Ord CA) poet, author, novelist, aka Sapphire, openly bisexual, performance artist, incest / sexual abuse survivor, former reading / writing teacher, United Lesbians of Color for Change activist

Marcy Darnovsky (04 aug 1951 – US) author, policy advocate, public speaker, focus on politics of human biotechnology, executive director at Center for Genetics and Society

Lois V Vierk (04 aug 1951 – Hammond IN) ethnomusicologist, Japanese gagaku music practitioner, totalist / post-minimalist composer

Eden Collinsworth (04 aug 1952 – US) publisher, magazine founder, novelist, memoirist, nonfiction author, international businesswoman, intercultural communication specialist

Ana Sui (04 aug 1952 – Detroit MI) fashion designer, charity fundraiser, made in American advocate, fashion industry preservationist

Robin Carolle Brantley Robinson (04 aug 1957 – Chicago IL) radio show host, former television news anchor, radio news anchor / reporter

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke (04 aug 1958 – Amarillo TX) poet, artist, author, editor, educator, organizer, performer, filmmaker

Ofeibea Quist-Arcton (04 aug 1958 – Oxford UK) British-born Ghanian-American radio journalist, broadcaster, commentator, correspondent

Deborah Joy Voight (04 aug 1960 – Wheeling IL) operatic soprano

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