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Mary Ellen Pleasant (19 aug 1817 – 04 jan 1904 | Philadelphia PA – San Francisco CA) abolitionist, social activist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, aka Mammy Pleasant, Mother of Human Rights in California

Katharine Bement Davis (19 aug 1860 – 10 dec 1935 | Buffalo NY – Pacific Grove CA) author, suffragist, social reformer, criminologist, prison reform advocate, NYC Corrections Commissioner, pioneer female sexuality researcher

Antoinette B. Hollister (19 aug 1863 [or 1873] – 13 jun 1943 | Chicago IL – Tarpon Springs FL) painter, professor, writer / lecturer about art for children

Elsie Ferguson (19 aug 1883 – 15 nov 1961 | New York NY – New London CT) author, actress, aka The Aristocrat of the Silent Screen

Grace Hutchins (19 aug 1885 – 15 jul 1969 | Boston MA – New York NY) author, activist, communist, radical labor economist

Maija Grotell (19 aug 1899 – 06 dec 1973 | Helsinki, Finland – Pontiac MI) author, ceramicist, ceramics teacher, aka The Mother of American Ceramics

Colleen Moore (19 aug 1899 – 25 jan 1988 | Port Huron MI – Paso Robles CA) memoirist, silent screen star, non-fiction author,  doll house creator / collector / donator

Elizabeth Hughes Gossett (19 aug 1907 – 21 apr 1981 | Albany NY – Detroit MI) civic activist, college board member, Supreme Court Historical Society founder / president

Josephine Winder Boyland Jacobsen (19 aug 1908 – 09 jul 2003 | Coberg, Ontario – Cockneyville MD) poet, literary critic, short story writer, US Poet Laureate

Clara Justine Claiborne Park (19 aug 1923 – 03 jul 2010 | Tarrytown NY – Williamstown NY) author, teacher, memoirist, tutored / self-educated, autism awareness activist

Barbara Warne Newell (19 aug 1929 – Pittsburgh PA) author, economist, academic administrator, first female Chancellor of State University System of Florida

Mary Ellen Wood Smoot (19 aug 1933 – Ogden UT) author, Latter Days Saints leader

Dawn Leslie Steel (19 aug 1946 – 20 dec 1997 | Bronx NY – Los Angeles CA) film producer, studio executive, aka Steel Dawn

Tipper Gore (19 aug 1948 – Washington DC) photographer, social activist, non-fiction author, former US Second Lady, née Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson

Lynne Olson (19 aug 1949 – Honolulu HI) author, historian, journalist

Mary Doria Russell (19 aug 1950 – Elmhurst IL) speculative fiction author

Brenda Hampton (19 aug 1951 – Atlanta GA) television show writer, creator, and producer

Marie Collins Johns (19 aug 1951 – Indianapolis IN) social activist, businesswoman, former deputy administrator of US Small Business Administration (SBA), established first DC home for crack-addicted babies

Susan Tufts Fiske (19 aug 1952 – US) author, social psychologist, professor of psychology and public affairs, focus on prejudice, stereotypes, social cognition

Lacena [Candy] Rustin Carson (19 aug 1953 – Detroit MI) author, businesswoman, co-founder of Carson Scholars Fund for scholarships for students grades 4-11

Mary Matalin (19 aug 1953 – Calumet City IL) author, American conservative, political consultant and commentator

[Ellie] Winslow Elliot (19 aug 1956 – New York NY) novelist, non-fiction author

Katherine Ellison (19 aug 1957 – Minnesota US) editor, author, columnist, memoirist, speechwriter, motherhood / progressive education advocate, Pulitzer Prize co-laureate for International Reporting (1985)

Pamela Fryman (19 aug 1959 – Philadelphia PA) television sit-com director and producer

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