08 aug 13 | women.born.today

Lucy Blackwell Stone (13 aug 1818 – 19 oct 1893 | West Brookfield MA – Boston MA) writer, orator, suffragist, publisher, abolitionist, magazine founder / editor, women’s rights activist / organizer

Martha Joanna Reade Nash Lamb (13 aug 1829 – 02 jan 1893 | Plainfield MA – New York NY) editor, author, historian, child welfare activist, Secretary of US Sanitary Commission, owner / editor-in-chief Magazine of American History

Leonora Kearney Barry (13 aug 1849 – 18 jul 1923 | County Cork, Ireland – Minooka IL) aka Mother Lake, women’s labor rights activist / organizer, sole female Knights of Labor national office holder

Mary Ellen [Ella] Quinlan O’Neill (13 aug 1857 – 28 feb 1922 | New Haven CT – Los Angeles CA) pianist, literary figure / inspiration, mother of playwright Eugene O’Neill

Annie Oakley (13 aug 1860 – 03 nov 1926 | near Woodland OH – Greenville OH) folk figure, philanthropist, aka Little Sure Shot, exhibition sharpshooter, née Phoebe Ann Moses, autobiographical writer

Emma Eames (13 aug 1865 – 13 jun 1952 | Shanghai, China – New York NY) operatic soprano, autobiographical author

Frances Hardcastle (13 aug 1866 – 26 dec 1941 | Writtle UK – Stocksfield-on-Tyne UK) British-American author, mathematician, founding member of American Mathematical Society (1894)

Florence Nightingale Levy (13 aug 1870 – 15 nov 1947 | New York NY – New York NY) arts magazine editor, arts / museum administrator

Kate Seston Matthews (13 aug 1870 – 05 jul 1956 | New Albany IN – Peewee Valley KY) photographer

Mabel Gordon Dunlop Grouitch (13 aug 1874 – 13 aug 1956 | Clarksburg WV – Washington DC) archaeologist, WWI nurse, fundraiser for Serbian Red Cross

Aurania Rouverol (13 aug 1886 – 23 jun 1955 | Utah US – Palo Alto CA) playwright, created character Andy Hardy

Eva Beatrice Dykes (13 aug 1893 – 29 oct 1986 | Washington DC – Huntsville AL) author, professor, first black American woman to fulfill doctoral degree requirements / third awarded PhD., Seventh Day Adventist activist / educator

Maria Margarita [Margaret] Tafoya (13 aug 1904 – 25 feb 2001 | Santa Clara Pueblo NM – Santa Clara Pueblo NM) aka Corn Blossom, Santa Clara Pueblo potter, Native American matriarch

Constance Emily Polan [Connie] Wald (13 aug 1916 – 10 nov 2012| Parkersburg WV – Beverly Hills CA) socialite, Beverly Hills / Hollywood dinner hostess

Lottie Louise Riekehof (13 aug 1920 – Germany) German-American author, American Sign Language interpreter, pioneer educator / curriculum developer in field of professional sign language interpreting

Trude Feldman (13 aug 1924 – Hollywood CA) reporter, columnist, magazine writer, former member US White House Press Corps / State Department Press Corps

Jocelyn Elders (13 aug 1933 – Schaal AR) author, professor, pediatrician, memoirist, née Minnie Lee Jones, public health administrator, pro-legalization of marijuana advocate

Lella Vignelli (13 aug 1934 – 22 dec 2016 | Udine, Italy – Manhattan NY) designer, founded Vignelli Associates, donated archives of works / designed building for The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Felicia Weathers (13 aug 1937 – St Louis MO) operatic soprano, concert singer, voice / vocal technique teacher

Sharon Kay Penman (13 aug 1945 – New York NY) historical novelist

Janet Louise Yellen (13 aug 1946 – Brooklyn NY) author, economist, professor

Kathleen Deanna Battle (13 aug 1948 – Portsmouth OH) operatic light lyric-coloratura soprano

Merrill Markoe (13 aug 1948 – New York NY) author, novelist, essayist, standup comedian, television screenwriter

Cyndy Brucato (13 aug 1951 – Chicago IL) journalist, former news anchor, public relations consultant

Donna Barr (13 aug 1952 – Everett WA) cartoonist, comic book author

Suzanne Muldowney (13 aug 1952 – Camden NJ) seamstress, performance artist, aka Underdog Lady

Gloria La Riva (13 aug 1954 – Albuquerque NM) author, translator, political activist, documentary filmmaker, US Party for Socialism and Liberation presidential candidate (2008 and 2016)

Barbara Ann Walsh (13 aug 1958 – US) journalist, journalism professor, children’s book author

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