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Anna L. Clapp (15 aug 1814 – 03 dec 1889 | Cambridge NY – Lee Center IL) Civil War nurse, Ladies Union Aid Society founder, Western Sanitary Commission president, female veteran nurse benefits / pensions activist / spokeswoman

Ann Pamela Cunningham (15 aug 1816 – 01 may 1875 | Rosemont Plantation SC – Rosemont Plantation SC) historical preservationist, founded The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union

Biddy Mason (15 aug 1818 – 16 jan 1891 | Hancock GA – Los Angeles CA) former slave, social activist, humanitarian, philanthropist, businesswoman, nurse / midwife, founded travelers center / black elementary school / first A.M.E. Church in California

Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (15 aug 1822 – 30 jan 1847 | Baltimore MD – Fordham NY) literary folk figure

Mary Cunningham Logan (15 aug 1838 – 22 feb 1922 | Petersburg MO – Washington DC ) writer, editor, memoirist

Julia Strudwick Tutwiler (15 aug 1841 – 24 mar 1916 | Tuscaloosa AL – Birmingham AL) poet, lyricist, education / prison reform activist

Florence Mabel Kling Harding (15 aug 1860 – 21 nov 1924 | Marion OH – Marion OH) publisher, aka The Duchess, US Presidential First Lady

Moina Belle Michael (15 aug 1869 – 10 may 1944 | Good Hope GA – Athens GA)  poet, professor, humanitarian, aka The Poppy Lady, Memorial Poppy movement founder / leader

Marion Eugenie Bauer (15 aug 1882 – 09 aug 1955 | Walla Walla WA – South Hadley MA) author, teacher, composer, musician, music critic

Edna Ferber (15 aug 1885 – 16 apr 1968 | Kalamazoo MI – New York NY) novelist, playwright, short story writer

Catherine Doherty (15 aug 1896 – 14 dec 1985 | Nizhny Novgorod, Russia – Combermere, Ontario) author, essayist, social worker, national speaker, social justice pioneer, Madonna House Apostolate foundress, née Ekaterina Fyodorovna Kolyschkine de Hueck

Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter (15 aug 1898 – 30 oct 1983 | Richland GA – Americus GA) nurse, author, social activist, aka Miss Lillian, community nursing advocate

Katharine Brush (15 aug 1902 – 10 jun 1952 | Middletown CT – New York NY) novelist, short story writer, autobiographical author

Julia Carolyn McWilliams Child (15 aug 1912 – 13 aug 2004 | Pasadena CA – Montecito CA) chef, WWII spy, cookbook author, tv personality

Margaret Shelton (15 aug 1915 – 1984 | Bruce, Alberta – Calgary, Alberta)  oil / pastel / linocut / woodcut / pen-and-ink / watercolor artist

Fay Honey Knopp (15 aug 1918 – 10 aug 1995 | Bridgeport CT – Shoreham VT) artist, author, Quaker, gardener, folk singer, civil rights activist, sexual abuse prevention expert, founded crime prevention educational program

Mary Janet Stanley Mustin (15 aug 1923 – 10 mar 2016 | New Castle IN – Haverford PA) artist, community activist, therapeutic art teacher

Phyllis McAlpin Tewart Schlafly (15 aug 1924 – 15 aug 2016 | St Louis MO – St Louis MO) author, lawyer, speaker, publisher, anti-feminist, anti-abortionist, newspaper columnist, archconservative activist

Marion Woodman (15 aug 1928 – London, Ontario) Jungian analyst, mythopoetic author, women’s movement figure

Betty JoAnne [Bjo] Conway Trimble (15 aug 1933 – US) science-fiction fan / writer

Rita Shane (15 aug 1936 – 09 oct 2014 | Bronx NY – New York NY) American grand opera dramatic coloratura soprano

Maxine Moore Carr Waters (15 aug 1938 – St. Louis MO) politician, social / civil rights activist, Community Build and Black Women’s Forum co-founder

Ze’eva Cohen (15 aug 1940 – ??) modern dancer, choreographer, dance professor emerita

Linda Ellerbee (15 aug 1944 – Bryan TX) author, journalist, news anchor / reporter

Frances Temple (15 aug 1945 – 05 jul 1995 | Washington DC – New York NY) author, teacher, illustrator, children’s / young adult fiction writer

Denise Chavez (15 aug 1948 – Las Cruces NM) author, editor, playwright, stage director

Carlien Brouwer (15 aug 1949 – missing 06 jan 1994 | unknown – unknown) author, translator

Gaylen Ross (15 aug 1950 – Indianapolis IN) writer, actress, director, producer

Ann Biderman (15 aug 1951 – Florida US) tv / film writer / producer

Jan Wong (15 aug 1952 – Montreal, Quebec) Chinese-Canadian author, columnist, professor, newspaper journalist

Mary Jo Salter (15 aug 1954 – Grand Rapids MI) poet, editor, essayist, playwright, children’s author

Barbara McGivern (15 aug 1955 – Toronto, Ontario) artist, painter, aka The Gold Lady

Lorraine Desmarais (15 aug 1956 – Montreal, Quebec) pianist, jazz composer, music professor

Janet Lilly (15 aug 1957 – US) modern dance, choreographer, Iyengar yoga practitioner

AnnMaria Waddell De Mars (15 aug 1958 – Scott Air Force Base US) author, judoka, technology executive

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