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Sarah Porter (16 aug 1813 – 18 feb 1900 | Farmington CT – Farmington CT) educator, opposed women’s suffrage, promoted legal reforms for women, founded elite private school for girls Miss Porter’s School

Helen Mary Knowlton (16 aug 1832 – 05 may 1918 | Littleton MA – Needham MA) artist, author, spiritual writer, art instructor

Mary Hall (16 aug 1843 – 15 nov 1927 | Marlborough CT – Marlborough CT) poet, suffragist, philanthropist, mathematics teacher, first CT Notary, first female lawyer admitted to Connecticut Bar, founded boys’ charity Good Will Club [became Boys’ Club USA]

Helen Hartley Jenkins (16 aug 1860 – 24 apr 1934 | New York NY – Morristown NJ) philanthropist

Jeannette Augustus Marks (16 aug 1875 – 15 mar 1964 | Chattanooga TN – Westport NY) author, lecturer, educator, feminist

Bess McAllister Flynn (16 aug 1884 – 28 feb 1976| Chicago IL – Brightwaters NY) author, radio scriptwriter

María Grever (16 aug 1885 – 15 dec 1951 | Léon, Mexico – New York NY) pianist, singer, composer, aka María Joaquina de La Portilla Torres

Tina Modotti (16 aug 1896 – 05 jan 1942 | Udine, Italy – Mexico City, Mexico) Italian model, actress, photographer, revolutionary political activist

Renata von Scheliha (16 aug 1901 – 04 nov 1967 | Silesia, German Empire – New York NY) author, classical scholar

Gloria Monty (16 aug 1921 – 30 mar 2006 | Weehawken NJ – Rancho Mirage CA) executive tv producer

Alix Dobkin (16 aug 1940 – New York NY) memoirist, feminist activist, folk singer-songwriter

Nola Pender (16 aug 1941 – US) nursing author, theorist, academic, professor emerita, created Health Promotion Model

Rosalind Pollack Petchesky (16 aug 1942 – US) author, activist, political scientist, distinguished professor of political science, founded International Reproductive Rights Research Action Group (IRRAG)

Sharon Baird (16 aug 1943 – Seattle WA) singer, dancer, actress, voice actress, puppeteer, former / original Mouseketeer on Mickey Mouse Club tv program

Sandy Jones (16 aug 1943 – US) author, lecturer, magazine writer, pregnancy / parenting expert

Arlene Render (16 aug 1943 – Cleveland OH) multi-linguist, literacy advocate, former US diplomat / ambassador

Evelyn Mandac (16 aug 1945 – Malaybalay) Filipino-American operatic soprano, recitalist, voice teacher, orchestral soloist

Suzanne Farrell (16 aug 1945 – Cincinnati OH) lyric ballerina, ballet school founder, née Roberta Sue Ficker, autobiographical author

Sue Savage-Rumbaugh (16 aug 1946 – US) author, psychologist, primatologist, board member of Bonobo Hope, worked with Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary, research focus on linguistic / cognitive abilities in bonobo primates

Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (16 aug 1947 – Chicago IL) lawyer, politician, ambassador, sole female IL Senator, first female African-American Senator

Peggy Ann Bradnick (16 aug 1948 – Shade Gap PA) kidnap victim, public speaker, autobiographical author

Margaret Downey (16 aug 1950 – Baton Rouge LA) author, non-theist activist, former president Atheist Alliance International, founded Anti-Discrimination Support Network, founder / president Freethought Society

Sharon Sweet (16 aug 1951 – New York NY) operatic dramatic soprano

Gianna Rolandi (16 aug 1952 – New York NY) former operatic soprano, director / principal instructor at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Susan [Sue] Rose (16 aug 1953 – Hudson NY) animator, television writer / creator / producer

Cynthia Perrin Schneider (16 aug 1953 – Pennsylvania US) author, curator, art historian, US ambassador, former professor of art history, Distinguished Professor in Practice of Diplomacy, Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service

Ann Taintor (16 aug 1953 – Lewiston ME) artist, collagist, animator, seamstress, cartographer, women’s mid-century domestic stereotype specialist

Laura Elizabeth Innes (16 aug 1957 – Pontiac MI) actress, director, disability activist, supports Performers with Disabilities Committee of Screen Actors Guild

Carol Plum-Ucci (16 aug 1957 – Atlantic City NJ) essayist, young adult novelist

Angela Evelyn Bassett (16 aug 1958 – New York NY) author, actress, director, political activist

Rachel Talaly (16 aug 1958 – Chicago IL) professor, film / television director and producer

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