08 aug 30 | women.born.today

Ellen Lewis Herndon Arthur (30 aug 1837 – 12 jan 1880 | Culpeper VA – New York NY) soprano concert singer, Confederate sympathizer, wife of 21st US President [died before husband took office so posthumously became US First Lady]

Lillie Rose Minoka Hill (30 aug 1876 – 18 mar 1952 | St Regis Mohawk Reservation NY – Oneida WI) Mohawk, educator, physician, rural medical care pioneer, aka Yo-Da-Gent (she who cares), adopted by Oneida Nation of WI

Margery Elizabeth Hoffman Smith (30 aug 1888 – 08 mar 1981 | Portland OR – San Mateo CA) artist, painter, lecturer, craftsperson, interior designer, aka Grand Dame of Arts and Crafts, WPA designer / director for Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood

Olga Taussky-Todd (30 aug 1906 – 07 oct 1975 | Olomouc, Austria-Hungary – Pasadena CA) Czech-American writer, educator, mathematician

Bertha Parker Pallen (30 aug 1907 – 08 oct 1978 | Chautauqua County NY – Los Angeles CA) aka Birdie, first female Abenaki / Seneca archeologist

Virginia Lee Burton (30 aug 1909 – 15 oct 1968 | Newton Centre MA – Boston MA) children’s book author / illustrator

Kitty Wells (30 aug 1919 – 16 jul 2012 | Nashville TN – Madison TN) singer-songwriter, cookbook author, née Ellen Muriel Deason, aka The Clock Stopper and the Queen of Country Music

Regina Resnik (30 aug 1922 – 08 aug 2013 | Bronx NY – Manhattan NY) operatic mezzo-soprano, master voice teacher

Barbara Zimmerman Epstein (30 aug 1928 – 16 jun 2006 | Boston MA – Manhattan NY) editor, book reviewer, book review magazine founder

Jenny Hunter Groat (30 aug 1929 – ?? feb 2013 | Modesto CA – California US) artist, dancer, painter, book artist, educator, visual poet, choreographer, calligrapher, Zen practitioner, born LaVide June Hunt

Sesyle Joslin (30 aug 1929 – Providence RI) children’s book author, pen names: Josephine Gibson, G. B. Kirtland

Xernona Clayton Brady (30 aug 1930 – Muskogee OK) memoirist, broadcasting executive, civil rights activist / leader

Sylvia Alice Reade Earle (30 aug 1935 – Gibbstown NJ) author, explorer, lecturer, oceanographer, children’s book writer

Clarissa Sligh (30 aug 1939 – Washington DC) African-American essayist, lecturer, book artist, photographer

Judith R. Frazin (30 aug 1942 – Chicago IL) author, lecturer, columnist, genealogist

Jana Jae (30 aug 1942 – Grove Oklahoma) country / blue grass fiddler, fiddle camp / fiddle festival organizer

Rita Abrams (30 aug 1943 – Cleveland OH) author, composer, performer, songwriter, screenwriter

Molly Ivins (30 aug 1944 – 31 jan 2007 | Monterey CA – Austin TX) author, humorist, populist, columnist, political commentator

Nancy Page Ridenour Buchanan (30 aug 1946 – Boston MA) video / installation / performance artist

Zina Saunders (30 aug 1953 – New York NY) artist, writer, educator, animator

Susan Northway Olasky (30 aug 1954 – Royal Oak MI) editor, journalist, historical novelist, professor of public policy

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