08 aug 18 | women.born.today

Phoebe Yates Levy Pember (18 aug 1823 – 04 mar 1913 | Charleston SC – Pittsburgh PA) memoirist, medical pioneer, Civil War nurse, Confederate hospital administrator

Sarah Tyson Rorer (18 aug 1849 – 27 dec 1937 | Richboro PA – Colebrook PA) editor, cookbook author, domestic science pioneer

Selma Kronold (18 aug 1861 – 09 oct 1920 | Krakow, Poland – New York NY) operatic soprano

Jemima [Mina] MacKenzie (18 aug 1872 – 27 jan 1957 | Waterside, Nova Scotia – Nova Scotia, Canada) humanitarian, medical missionary to India, founded Broadwell Christian Hospital, adopted 44 children (22 reached adulthood)

Katherine Bashford (18 aug 1885 – 03 jun 1953 | Arizona US – Los Angeles CA) author, public and private gardens landscape architect, co-founder / first female president of southern California chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Leona Baumgartner (18 aug 1902 – 15 jan 1991 | Chicago IL – Chilmark MA) poet, author, physician, first female Commissioner of NYC Department of Health, pioneer in poverty / immigrant healthcare services

Ellis Credle (18 aug 1902 – 21 feb 1998 | Hyde County NC – Chicago IL) author, illustrator, children’ / young adult writer

Margaret Murie (18 aug 1902 – 19 oct 2003 | Seattle WA – Moose WY) author, ecologist, naturalist, adventurer, pioneering conservationist

Louise Fatio Duvoisin (18 aug 1904 – 26 jul 1993 | Lausanne, Switzerland – New Brunswick NJ) children’s book author

Louise Brann (18 aug 1906 – 1982 | Mt. Vermont NY – Larchmont NY) artist, muralist, portrait painter, US New Deal Federal Art Project public artist

Else Frenkel-Brunswick (18 aug 1908 – 31 mar 1958 | Lemberg, Austria – Berkeley CA) author, psychologist, ‘authoritarian personality’ specialist

Amelia Boynton Robinson (18 aug 1911 – 26 aug 2015 | Savannah GA – Montgomery AL) author, suffragist, civil rights activist

Patricia Pauline C.  Bienek Gallagher (18 aug 1917 – 16 jun 2006 | Lockhart TX – San Antonio TX) historical romance novelist

Rosalynn Carter (18 aug 1927 – Plains GA) author, activist, former US First Lady, mental health advocate, autobiographical author

Rose Marie Emma [Joan] Taylor (18 aug 1929 – 04 mar 2012 | Geneva IL – Santa Monica CA) actress, screenwriter

Myrna Báez (18 aug 1931 – Santurce, Puerto Rico) painter, engraver, printmaker, arts / art education advocate

Peggy Joan Maxie (18 aug 1936 – Amarillo TX) social worker, mental health counselor, former Washington State politician, first elected black female WA Representative

Joy Davidson (18 aug 1937 – Fort Collins CO) actress, pedagogue, operatic mezzo-soprano

Ilona Marita Lorenz (18 aug 1939 – Bremen, Germany) German-born American FBI spy, political figure, autobiographical author, former mistress of Fidel Castro, involved in CIA assassination attempt

Karen Ann Killilea (18 aug 1940 – US) born with cerebral palsy, subject of two books written by her mother Marie Killilea, current Catholic monks retreat house receptionist

Linda K. Myers (18 aug 1940 – Nanty Glo PA) journalist, Vermont State Representative

Paula Danziger (18 aug 1944 – 09 jul 2004 | Washington DC – New York NY) teacher, children’s / young-adult author

Helen Gorman Kushnik (18 aug 1945 – 28 aug 1996 | New York NY – Los Angeles CA) comedians’ agent, executive tv producer

Avalon Roberts (18 aug 1945 – Newfoundland) political activist, healthcare advocate, community practice psychiatrist

Judith Ann [Judyann] Johnson Elder (18 aug 1948 – Cleveland OH) actress, director, screenwriter

Dallas Denny (18 aug 1949 – Asheville NC) writer, editor, behavior analyst, transgender rights movement activist / leader

Nadine Strossen (18 aug 1950 – Jersey City NJ) author, attorney, first woman / youngest-ever President American Civil Liberties Union

Dorothy [Doro] Walker Bush Koch (18 aug 1959 – Harris County TX) memoirist, philanthropist, former US Presidential family member

Winona LaDuke (18 aug 1959 – Los Angeles CA) Native American activist, author, essayist, economist, environmentalist, executive director of Honor the Earth, first female Native American Vice Presidential candidate, founded White Earth Land Recovery Project (WERLP) for Anishinaabeg in Wisconsin

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