08 aug 22 | women.born.today

Mary Polly Lewis Kinnan (22 aug 1763 – 12 mar 1848 | Basking Ridge NJ – Basking Ridge NJ) pioneer, survivor, memoirist, Shawnee captive, sold to Delaware natives, rescued after three years’ captivity

Emily Chubbuck Judson (22 aug 1817 – 01 jun 1854 | Eaton NY – Hamilton NY) poet, writer, memoirist, missionary, aka Fanny Forester

Helen Mar Kimball Whitney (22 aug 1828 – 13 nov 1896 | Mendon NY – Salt Lake City UT) diarist, pioneer, survivor, one of Latter Day Saints founder’s wives

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke (22 aug 1856 – 09 feb 1942 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) artist, biographer, memoirist, portrait painter, autobiographical author

Georgia Eva Cayvan (22 aug 1857 – 19 nov 1906 | Bath ME – Flushing NY) stage actress, fortune-teller, women’s rights activist, stage theatre company founder

Mary Elizabeth Wood (22 aug 1861 – 01 may 1931 | Elba NY – Wuchang, China) librarian, missionary, mobile library innovator, co-founded National Library of Peking (Beijing)

Maud Powell (22 aug 1867 – 08 jan 1920 | Peru IL – Uniontown PA) master violinist, women’s rights activist

Nettie McKenzie Clapp (22 aug 1868 – 30 jul 1935 | Cincinnati OH – Cleveland OH) stove and wallpaper designer, first female elected to Ohio General Assembly, first female to sponsor bill in OH, first female to serve on Republican National Convention Executive Committee

Ruth Underhill (22 aug 1886 – 15 aug 1984 | Ossining NY – Denver CO) author, journalist, anthropologist, centenarian

Dorothy [Dottie] Rothschild Parker (22 aug 1893 – 07 jun 1967 | Long Branch NJ – New York NY) poet, critic, satirist, screenwriter, short story writer

Vitya Vronsky (22 aug 1909 – 28 jun 1992 | Yevpatoria, Russian Empire – Cleveland OH) pianist, musician, Cleveland Institute of Music faculty, born Viktoria Mikhailovna Vronskaya

Elizabeth Eileen Chater (22 aug 1910 – 10 nov 2004 | Vancouver, British Columbia – Irvine CA) Canadian-American poet, professor, science-fiction writer, historical romance novelist, pen names: Lee Chater, Lee Chaytor, Lisa Moore

Coya Knutson (22 aug 1912 – 10 oct 1996 | Edmore ND – Edina MN) farmer, politician, music teacher, operatic singer, domestic violence survivor, née Cornelia Genevive Gjesdal, first Minnesota Congresswoman

Mary McGrory (22 aug 1918 – 20 apr 2004 | Boston MA – Washington DC) columnist, journalist, Vietnam anti-war activist, awarded Pulitzer Prize for Commentary

Marcia Simon Weisman (22 aug 1918 – 19 oct 1991 | Portland OR – West Hollywood CA) author, arts collector, philanthropist

Edna Ann Proulx (22 aug 1935 – Norwich CT) novelist, journalist, short story writer, pen names: Annie Proulx, E. Annie Proulx, and E.A. Proulx

Rozanne Lejeanne Ridgway (22 aug 1935 – Saint Paul MN) author, US foreign policy leader, former US Ambassador, former member US State Department, Chair Baltic-American Freedom Foundation

Lynne Bowen (22 aug 1940 – Indian Head, Saskatchewan) author, historian, journalist, professor, columnist, magazine writer, specialist in British Columbia’s popular history, former Communications Co-Chair of Creative Non-Fiction Writing

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot (22 aug 1944 – Nashville TN) author, sociologist, professor, pioneer developer of portraiture social science methodology, first African-American female to have Harvard and Swarthmore endowed professorship named in her honor

Joan Wanda Bresnan (22 aug 1945 – Chicago IL) author, linguistics professor, Lexical-Functional Grammar innovator / architect

K. C. Cole (22 aug 1946 – Detroit MI) author, science writer, radio commentator, journalism professor

Marilyn Stablein (22 aug 1946 – Los Angeles CA) poet, author, essayist, memoirist, fiction / travel writer, mixed media artist, altered book artist, performance artist

Carolyn L. Mazloomi (22 aug 1948 – Baton Rouge LA) author, curator, quilter

Diana Nyad (22 aug 1949 – New York NY) author, journalist, motivational speaker, long-distance swimmer

Susan Ware (22 aug 1950 – US) editor, author, biographer, historian, independent scholar in popular feminism and 20th-century women’s political / cultural history

Rachel Feldman (22 aug 1954 – New York NY) aka R.L. Tillmans, former child actor, tv / film director, television screenwriter, directing / screenwriting professor

Alison Smith (22 aug 1954 – Osoyoos, British Columbia) journalist, radio / television anchor

Gwendolyn Holbrow (22 aug 1957 – US) author, multimedia artist, focus on exploring boundaries between genders / society and individual / tangible and intangible worlds

Libby Van Cleve (22 aug 1958 – US) oboist, author, director of Yale’s Oral History of American Music

María Magdalena Campos-Pons (21 aug 1959 – Matanzas, Cuba) Cuban-American artist, sculptor, photographer, audiovisual artist, performance and installation artist, focus on gender / sexuality / multicultural identity

Nancy MacLean (22 aug 1959 – US) author, essayist, professor, American historian

Sandra Magsamen (22 aug 1959 – US) artist, author, potter, designer, art therapist, hand-made / personalized gift entrepreneur

Regina Annette Taylor (22 aug 1960 – Dallas TX) actress, producer, playwright, stage director, Endowed Chair of Fordham University’s theatre program

 

 

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