08 aug 31 | women.born.today

Anna Bartlett Warner (31 aug 1827 – 22 jan 1915 | Long Island NY – Highland Falls NY) poet, author, hymnist, children’s song writer

Esther Pugh (31 aug 1834 – 29 mar 1908 | Cincinnati OH – Philadelphia PA) Quaker, temperance reformer, national WCTU treasurer, editor / publisher Our Union temperance journal

Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi (31 aug 1842 – 10 jun 1906 | London UK – New York NY) author, novelist, feminist, suffragist, physician

Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin (31 aug 1842 – 13 mar 1924 | Boston MA – Boston MA) editor, publisher, journalist, suffragist, civil rights leader

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (31 aug 1844 – 28 jan 1911 | Boston MA – Boston MA) author, essayist, intellectual, social activist, women’s clothing reform advocate

Helena Stuart Dudley (31 aug 1852 – 29 sep 1932 | Florence NE – Geneva, Switzerland) pacifist, biologist, Christian Socialist, pioneer settlement worker

Jessie Hunter Brown Pounds (31 aug 1861 – 03 mar 1921 | Hiram OH – Hiram OH) author, hymnist, lyricist, biographer

Marian Elizabeth Hubbard (31 aug 1868 – 24 feb 1956 | McGregor IA – Sacramento CA) author, professor, zoologist

Jennie Amelia Vennerström Cannon (31 aug 1869 – 12 dec 1952 | Albert Lea MN – Tucson AZ) artist, etcher, painter, author, art critic, professor, co-founded Carmel Art Association and California League of Fine Arts

Elizabeth Sprague Williams (31 aug 1869 – 19 aug 1922 | Buffalo NY – New York NY) social worker, founded orphanage in Serbia, founded summer camp for inner-city youth

Edith Rockefeller McCormick (31 aug 1872 – 25 aug 1932 | Cleveland OH – Waukegan IL) heiress, zoo founder, philanthropist, patron of arts / opera, first Woman’s Worlds Fair supporter / participant

Alma Schindler Mahler Gropius Werfel (31 aug 1879 – 11 dec 1964 | Vienna, Austria-Hungary – New York NY) socialite, composer, salon hostess

Hildegarde Dolson Lockridge (31 aug 1908 – 15 jan 1981 | Franklin PA – Columbus NC) freelance mystery / nonfiction history author, humorous essay writer

Celia Alta Haskins Faubus (31 aug 1912 – 09 aug 2002 | Combs AR – Huntsville AR) newspaper publisher, First Lady of Arkansas

Helen Levitt (31 aug 1913 – 29 mar 2009 | Brooklyn NY – Manhattan NY) street photographer, aka ‘most celebrated, least known photographer of her time’

Alanis Obomsawin (31 aug 1932 – Lebanon NH) American-born Abenaki Canadian engraver, printmaker, singer-songwriter, documentary filmmaker, First Nation’s Indigenous arts / cultural activist

Corinne Whitaker (31 aug 1934 – Stamford CT) author, lecturer, imagist, digital artist, digital sculptor

Marva Knight Collins (31 aug 1936 – 24 jun 2015 | Monroeville AL – Beaufort SC) author, educator

Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey (31 aug 1938 – Dallas TX) novelist, journalist, playwright

Pamela Darling (31 aug 1943 – Cleveland OH) author, essayist, library preservation specialist

France Bégin Castel (31 aug 1944 – Sherbrooke, Quebec) singer, actress, autobiographial author, radio and television broadcaster / show host

Stephanie Coontz (31 aug 1944 – United States) author, historian, professor, history / family studies teacher / researcher

Marie-Lynn Hammond (31 aug 1948 – Montreal, Quebec) playwright, radio broadcaster, folk singer-songwriter

Bonnie Linda Caputo Tiburzi (31 aug 1948 – Connecticut US) aviator, memoirist, first female pilot for American Airlines / for any major US commercial airline, first woman in the world to earn Flight Engineer rating on turbo-jet aircraft

Hilary Labow Farr (31 aug 1951 – Toronto, Ontario) renovator / interior designer

Kim Kashkashian (31 aug 1952 – Detroit MI) Armenian-American violist, educator, composer

Julie Ann Brown (31 aug 1954 – Van Nuys CA) actress, writer, comedian, singer-songwriter, television director

Susan [Susie] Essman (31 aug 1955 – Bronx NY) actress, author, stand-up comedian, television producer

Almyra Oveta Fuller (31 aug 1955 – Mebane NC) AME pastor, professor of microbiology, research specialist in HIV/AIDS and herpes simplex virus

Victoria Jackson (31 aug 1955 – US) author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, aka as “goodwill ambassador for makeup”

Adele Hausser Arakawa (31 aug 1958 – US) former radio news reporter, retired television news anchor

Susan Pedersen (31 aug 1959 – CAN) Canadian-born American author, professor, historian, biographer

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