09 sep 15 | women.born.today

Adeline Dutton Train Whitney (15 sep 1824 – 21 mar 1906 | Boston MA – Milton MA) poet, children’s author, Christian Scientist, pen name: A. D. T. Whitney

Sarah Knowles Bolton (15 sep 1841 – 21 feb 1916 | Farmington CT – Cleveland OH)  poet, writer, biographer, children’s author

Mary French Swarthout (15 sep 1844 – unknown | Sagerville NY – Chicago IL) educator, maths textbooks author, Authors’ Club member, vice-president of Illinois Women’s Press Club

Anna Winlock (15 sep 1857 – 20 dec 1904 | Cambridge MA – Boston MA) computer, astronomer, one of the women referred to as “The Harvard Computers”

Mary-Cooke Branch Munford (15 sep 1865 – 03 jul 1938 | Richmond VA – Richmond VA) educator, suffragist, civil rights activist, labor / health / education reformer

Lida Shaw King (15 sep 1868 – 10 jan 1932 | Boston MA – Providence RI) author, essayist, college dean, classical scholar

Lena Madesin Phillips (15 sep 1881 – 22 may 1955 | Nicholasville KY – Marseille, France) lawyer, clubwoman, philanthropist, autobiographical author

Gretchen Hood (15 sep 1886 – 02 may 1978 | Washington DC – Bethesda MD) composer, opera singer

Ruth Thompson (15 sep 1887 – 05 apr 1970 | Whitehall MI – Allegan County MI) State politician, first MI Congresswoman, first woman to serve on US House Judiciary Committee

Fay Wray (15 sep 1907 – 08 aug 2004 | Cardston, Alberta – New York NY) actress, film icon, autobiographical author

Fawn McKay Brodie (15 sep 1915 – 10 jan 1981 | Ogden UT – Santa Monica CA) author, biographer, pioneer female history professor, psychohistory / psychobiography innovator

Vivian Della Chiesa (15 sep 1915 – 06 jan 2009 | Chicago IL – Huntington NY) operatic lyric soprano

Elma Ina Lewis (15 sep 1921 – Boston MA) activist, arts educator, founded The Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts and the National Center of Afro-American Artists

Lass Small (15 sep 1923 – 26 jan 2011 | San Antonio TX – Fort Wayne IN) romance novelist, pen names: Cally Hughes and Callie Hugher

Margaret [Peggy] Doris Hawkins Keane (15 sep 1927 – Nashville TN) artist, painter, known for “big-eyed waifs”

Ann Weldy (15 sep 1932 – Joliet IL) LGBT historian, professor, associate dean, lesbian pulp fiction novelist, pen name: Ann Bannon

Camille Marchetta (15 sep 1940 – Brooklyn NY) novelist, tv writer / producer, former London literary agent

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (15 sep 1942 – Berkeley CA) historical horror novelist, pen names: Quinn Fawcett, Trystam Kith, Terry Nelson Bonner, T. C. F. Hopkins, Camellia Gabor, Vanessa Pryor

Jessye Mae Norman (15 sep 1945 – Augusta GA) recitalist, opera singer, dramatic soprano

Roberta Guaspari (15 sep 1947 – Rome NY) violinist, music educator, co-founded music / teacher development school Opus 118

Diane Elizabeth Levin (15 sep 1947 – US) author, educator, media literacy advocate, media effects on children specialist

Carole Shorenstein Hays (15 sep 1948 – US) theatrical producer, Curran Theatre owner, board member of National Park Foundation

Sharon Kwung Yin [Sky] Lee (15 sep 1952 – Port Alberni, British Columbia) artist, author, novelist, feminist, short fiction writer

Judith [Judy] Rubin Young (15 sep 1952 – 23 may 2014 | Washington DC – Amherst MA) astronomer, created UMass Sunwheel installation, professor of physics and astronomy

Kim Amidon (15 sep 1956 – Los Angeles CA) radio show host, radio personality

Cathy Connolly (15 sep 1956 – Troy NY) LGBT activist, grant reviewer, Wyoming state politician, former UWY professor / director of Women’s Studies Program

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