08 aug 09 | women.born.today

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (09 aug 1757 – 09 nov 1854 | Albany NY –  Washington DC) archivist, social activist, orphanage founder / supporter

Mary Randolph (09 aug 1762 – 23 jan 1828 | Manakin VA – Washington DC) cookbook / housekeeping author, women’s domestic freedom advocate

Adelaide Borghi-Mamo (09 aug 1826 – 29 sep 1901 | Bologna, Italy – Bologna, Italy) Italian operatic dramatic mezzo-soprano

Dorothea Klumpke Roberts (09 aug 1861 – 05 oct 1942 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) author, astronomer

Janie Porter Barrett (09 aug 1865 – 27 aug 1948 | Athens GA – Hampton VA) educator, social reformer, welfare worker, founded Virginia Industrial School for Colored Girls, Virginia State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs founder / leader

Lulu May Hefner (09 aug 1874 – 19 jul 1954 | Nowata OK – Oklahoma City OK) milliner, Cherokee, businesswoman, first female oil driller in Oklahoma

Mary Agnes Yerkes (09 aug 1886 – 08 nov 1989 | Oak Park IL – San Mateo CA) American Impressionist painter

Norma Elizabeth Boyd (09 aug 1888 – 14 mar 1985 | Washington DC – New York NY) educator, civic / political activist, established the Non-Partisan Council, founding member of first African-American Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority

Cornelia Van Auken Chapin (09 aug 1893 – 01 dec 1973 | Waterford CT – Lakeville CT) sculptor, animalier

Willa Beatrice Player (09 aug 1909 – 29 aug 2003 | Jackson MS – Greensboro NC) educator, college president, civil rights activist, first female African-American president of four-year accredited liberal arts college

Rachel Lambert Mellon (09 aug 1910 – 17 mar 2014 | Princeton NJ – Upperville VA) gardener, horticulturist, philanthropist, fine arts collector

Elizabeth Lloyd-Jones Zimmerman (09 aug 1910 – 30 nov 1999 | near Devon, England – Marshfield WI) knitter, author, tv presenter, knitwear designer / innovator, modern knitting pioneer / icon [obituary]

Anne Wiggins Brown (09 aug 1912 – 13 mar 2009 | Baltimore MD – Oslo, Norway) soprano, radio / concert singer

Mareta West (09 aug 1915 – 02 nov 1998 | Norman OK – Oklahoma City OK) author, first female astro-geologist, chose site for first US Apollo 11 moon landing

Leona Woods Marshall Libby (09 aug 1919 – 10 nov 1986 | La Grange IL – Santa Monica CA) physicist, professor, sole female member of Manhattan Project, first US nuclear reactor / atomic bomb co-creator / builder

Marta Becket (09 aug 1924 – New York NY) actress, dancer, painter, muralist, illustrator, choreographer, theater founder, autobiographical author

Camilla Dolores Wicks (09 aug 1928 – Long Beach CA) violinist, one of first female violinists to establish major international career / recognition

Dolores Mae Wilson (09 aug 1928 – 28 sep 2010 | Philadelphia PA – Englewood NJ) coloratura soprano

Paula Kent Meehan (09 aug 1931 – 23 jun 2014 | Beverly Hills CA – Beverly Hills CA) businesswoman, philanthropist, Redken hair care co-founder, née Paula Jane Baer

Ezola Broussard Foster (09 aug 1938 – Maurice LA) writer, activist, educator, conservative politician

Micheline Coulombe Saint-Marcoux (09 aug 1938 – 02 feb 1985 | La Doré, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) composer, music educator

Shirlee Busbee (09 aug 1941 – San Jose CA) romance novelist

Emily Fuller (09 aug 1941 – New York NY) multi-media artist

Patricia L’Ann Carwell [Pat] McKissack (09 aug 1944 – Smyrna TN) biographer, children’s book author

Barbara Delinsky (09 aug 1945 – Boston MA) novelist, non-fiction author, pen names: Bonnie Drake and Billie Douglass

Sandra [Sandi] Sue Sissel (09 aug 1949 – US) cinematographer, documentary film director and producer

Elyse Guttenberg (09 aug 1952 – New York NY) fantasy novelist, founding editor of Permafrost Alaskan literary journal

Kathleen Ann Cunningham Matthews (09 aug 1953 – San Francisco CA) politician, former television news reporter, former Marriott International hotel company executive, current chair of Maryland Democratic Party

Pamela Burford (09 aug 1954 – Las Cruces NM) twin, romance / romantic suspense novelist

Patricia Burford Ryan (09 aug 1954 – Las Cruces NM) twin, romance novelist, mystery novelist as P. B. Ryan

Deborah Solomon (09 aug 1957 – New York NY) author, art critic, journalist, biographer, current WNYC public radio art critic, former New York Times magazine weekly columnist

Amanda Bearse (09 aug 1958 – Winter Park FL) actress, director, comedian

Leigh Anne Roberts Tuohy (09 aug 1960 – Memphis TN) co-author, interior designer

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