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Paulina Kellogg Wright Davis (07 aug 1813 – 24 aug 1876 | Bloomfield NY – Providence RI) educator, suffragist, publisher, abolitionist, founding member of New England Woman Suffrage Association

Alice James (07 aug 1848 – 06 mar 1892 | New York NY – London, England) editor, diarist, history teacher, literary figure, letter correspondent

Ellen Fitz Pendleton (07 aug 1864 – 26 jul 1936 | Westerly RI – Newton MA) mathematics professor, president of Wellesley College, academic freedom advocate, first woman on panel to award American Peace Prize

Florence Martus (07 aug 1868 – 08 feb 1943 | Chatham GA – Savannah GA) folk figure, lighthouse keeper, aka Savannah’s Waving Girl

Amy Elizabeth du Pont (07 aug 1875 – 16 feb 1962 | Wilmington DE – Montecito CA) heiress, aka Miss Amy, philanthropist, founded Unidel Foundation, funded Delaware education / university

Madeline M. Murray (07 aug 1878 – 30 may 1958 | Albion MI – Battle Creek MI) teacher, children’s games inventor, real estate broker [age 70-76]

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (07 aug 1890 – 05 sep 1964 | Concord NH – Soviet Union) author, activist, feminist, essayist, Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) leader, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) founding member, Communist Party USA chairwoman

Cornelia Van Auken Chapin (07 aug 1893 – 04 dec 1972 | Waterford CT – Lakeville CT) sculptor, animalier, known for stone models of birds and animals

Olive Marie “Olinka” Beneš Hrdy (07 aug 1902 – 18 sep 1987 | Prague, Oklahoma Territory – Prague OK) artist, painter, muralist, designer

Lucy Taxis Shoe Meritt (07 aug 1906 – 13 apr 2003 | Camden NJ – Austin TX) author, classical archaeologist, scholar of Greek architectural ornamentation

Felice Bryant (07 aug 1925 – 22 apr 2003 | Milwaukee WI – Gaitlinburg TN) poet, songwriter, country musician

Marilyn Jane Ziffrin (07 aug 1926 – Moline IL) author, composer, biographer, music educator

Maia Wojciechowska Rodman (07 aug 1927 – 13 jun 2002 | Warsaw, Poland – Long Branch NJ) Polish-American adult / young adult novelist

Betsy Cromer Byars (07 aug 1928 – Charlotte NC) children’s / young adult novelist, historical / realistic fiction author

Jo Baer (07 aug 1929 – Seattle WA) author, minimalist artist, ‘radical figuration’ painter and innovator, née Josephine Gail Kleinberg

Ruth Carter Stapleton (07 aug 1929 – 26 sep 1983 | Plains GA – Fayetteville NC) author, healer, Christian evangelist, political family member, President Jimmy Carter’s sister

Elinor Claire Awan Ostrom (07 aug 1933 – 12 jun 2012 | Los Angeles CA – Bloomington IN) author, essayist, political economist, sole female laureate of Nobel Prize in Economics

Helen Broinowski Caldicott (07 aug 1938 – Melbourne, Australia) Australian-American author, physician, researcher, anti-nuclear activist, focus on medical and environmental hazards of nuclear weapons

Jane Kramer (07 aug 1938 – Providence RI) journalist, European correspondent for The New York magazine, focus on downward mobility in the US

Marlyn Mason (07 aug 1940 – San Fernando CA) actress, producer, screenwriter

Rochelle Alers (07 aug 1943 – New York NY) romance novelist, pen names: Susan James, Rena McLeary

Dorothy [Dot] Spruill Redford (07 aug 1943 – Columbia NC) author, historian, genealogist, former executive director of Somerset Place historic site

Claudine K. Brown (07 aug 1949 – 17 mar 2016 |artist, lawyer, mentor, educator, patron of arts, non-profit executive, museum director / advocate

Gwyn Hyman Rubio (07 aug 1949 – Macon GA) novelist, former Peace Corps member

Caroline Sidney Abady Aaron ()7 aug 1952 – Richmond VA) actress, film producer

Tina Nunnally (07 aug 1952 – Chicago IL) author, translator

Anne Fadiman (07 aug 1953 – New York NY) reporter, essayist, memoirist, professor, autobiographical author

Margaret [Margie] J. Profet (07 aug 1958 – US) author, researcher, missing / disappeared for seven years, controversial medical writer, self-taught evolutionary biologist

Susan Tatum Woodhouse (07 aug 1958 – Suffolk VA) historical romance novelist, pen name Liz Carlyle

Deborah Offner (07 aug 1959 – New York NY) actress, playwright, songwriter, theatre director

Deborah Ellis (07 aug 1960 – Cochrane, Ontario) author, peace / anti-war activist

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