08 aug 24 | women.born.today

Eliza Jane Trimble Thompson (24 aug 1816 – 03 nov 1905 | Hillsboro OH – Hillsboro OH) aka Mother Thompson, lead non-violent temperance Visitation Bands, founded Ohio Women’s Crusade Against Alcohol (basis for Women’s Christian Temperance Union)

Marie Brose Tepe Leonard (24 aug 1834 – 14 may 1901 | Bretagne, France – Pittsburgh PA) Civil War vivandière, aka Fearless French Mary, wounded / survived the war but died by her own hand years later

Laura Drake Gill (24 aug 1860 – 03 feb 1926 | Chesterville ME – Berea KY) professor, administrator, college president, educational reformer

Mary Arizona [Zonia] Baber (24 aug 1862 – 1955 | Clark IL – Chicago IL) geologist, feminist, anti-racist, geographer, anti-imperialist, geography instruction innovator, peace / freedom activist / advocate, co-founded Geography Society of Chicago

Beatrice Witte Ravenel (24 aug 1870 – 15 mar 1956 | Charleston SC – Charleston SC) poet, author, short story writer

Ruth Baker Pratt (24 aug 1877 – 23 aug 1965 | Ware ME – Glen Cove NY) politician, first NYC Alderman, first New York Congresswoman

Elizabeth Lee Hazen (24 aug 1885 – 24 jun 1975 | Rich MI – Seattle WA) researcher, microbiologist, developed first non-toxic anti-fungal drug nystatin

Sophie Lewis Hutchinson Drinker (24 aug 1888 – 06 sep 1967 | Haverford PA – Philadelphia PA) author, musician, musicologist, choral composer, unpublished memoirist, pioneered / founded women’s musicological and gender studies

Golda Krolik (24 aug 1892 – 01 may 1985 | Detroit MI – Dertoit MI) editor, civic activist, administrator

Carol Weiss King (24 aug 1895 – 22 jan 1952 | New York NY – New York NY) immigration lawyer, US National Lawyer’s Guild founding member

Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon (24 aug 1895 – 19 may 1987 | Chicago IL – McLean VA) sci-fi writer, aka James Tiptree Jr, Raccoona Sheldon

Lassie Goodbread Black (24 aug 1904 – 11 may 1996 | Lake City FL – Lake City FL) farmer, educator, agricultural methods home demonstration agent, first woman to enroll at University of Florida College of Agriculture, co-founded Lake City Recreation Club and Lake City Garden Club

Harriet [Virginia] Spencer Cowles (24 aug 1910 – 17 sep 1983 | Brattleboro VT – near Biarritz, France) journalist, biographer, travel writer, war correspondent

Hazel Ying Lee (24 aug 1912 – 25 nov 1944 | Portland OR – Great Falls MT) private pilot in China, first Chinese- American female US military pilot, WWII member of US WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots), death due to flight control tower error

Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon (24 aug 1915 – 19 may 1987 | Chicago IL – McLean VA) artist, author, intelligence analyst, research psychologist, pen names: James Tiptree Jr. and Raccoona Sheldon

Anita Figueredo (24 aug 1916 – 19 feb 2010 | Costa Rica – La Jolla CA) surgeon, humanitarian, women’s education activist, first female surgeon in San Diego US / in Costa Rica, lifelong friend / co-worker with Mother Teresa

Nancy Spero (24 aug 1926 – 18 oct 2009 | Cleveland OH – New York NY) painter, sculptor, feminist, printmaker, collage artist

Betty Dodson (24 aug 1929 – Wichita KS) artist, author, sex educator, sex positive feminist

Rosmarie Sebald Waldrop (24 aug 1935 – Kitzingen, Bavaria) German-born American poet, publisher, translator

Susan Sachsel Sheehan (24 aug 1937 – Vienna, Austria) Austrian-born American author, magazine writer, Pulitzer Prize Laureate for General NonFiction

Sharon Annette LeBlanc Butala (24 aug 1940 – Nipawin, Saskatchewan) Canadian novelist, nonfiction author

Karen Arthur (24 aug 1941 – Omaha NE) actress, director, producer

Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck (24 aug 1942 – Cleveland OH) author, professor, mathematician, geometric researcher

Christine Chubbuck (24 aug 1944 – 15 jul 1974 | Hudson OH – Sarasota FL) news reporter, puppeteer / children’s activist, committed suicide on live tv broadcast

Ronee Blakley (24 aug 1945 – Nampa ID) singer, writer, actress, songwriter, composer, producer, director

Linda Hutcheon (24 aug 1947 – Toronto, Ontario) author, literary critic, cross-disciplinary academic, first female Canadian president of Modern Language Association

Barbara Elaine Smith (24 aug 1949 – Pittsburgh PA) aka B. Smith, model, author, restaurateur, television host

Andrée Pelletier (24 aug 1951 – Montreal, Quebec) actress, screenwriter, film director

Mona Lyn Reese (24 aug 1951 – Morris MN) opera / choral music composer

Chana Timoner (24 aug 1951 – 13 jul 1998 | New Haven CT – New Haven CT) born Carol Ann Surasky, anti-discrimination activist, first female rabbi in US Army to act as active duty Chaplain

Merry Graham (24 aug 1954 – Redding CA) chef, co-author, competitive cook

Karen Robards (24 aug 1954 – Louisville KY) suspense / historical romance novelist

Francesca Zambello (24 aug 1956 – New York NY) opera / theatre director

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