09 sep 29 | women.born.today

Caroline Ardelia Yale (29 sep 1848 – 02 jul 1933 | Charlotte VT – Northampton MA) writer, lip-reading v. signing advocate, deaf educator, autobiographical author, Clarke School for the Deaf principal / administrator

Gertrude Barnum (29 sep 1866 – 17 jun 1948 | Chicago IL – Los Angeles CA) author, diarist, labor historian, social reformer, union organizer

Emma Wold (29 sep 1871 – 1950 | Norway SD – unknown) attorney, women’s rights expert, national disarmament delegate

Naomi Norsworthy (29 sep 1877 – 25 dec 1926 | New York NY – New York NY) author, educator, child psychologist, first female faculty member Columbia U

Dorothy Bird Nyswander (29 sep 1894 – 18 dec 1998 | Berkeley CA – Berkeley CA) author, health educator, aka Mother of Health Education

besmilr moore brigham (29 sep 1913 – 30 sep 2000 | Pace MS – Las Cruces NM) poet, short story writer, née Bess Miller Moore

Brenda Marshall (29 sep 1915 – 30 jul 1922 | Negros, Philippines – Palm Springs CA) actress, memoirist, aka Ardis Ankerson

Noémi Ban (29 sep 1922 – Szeged, Kingdom of Hungary) teacher, lecturer, public speaker, Holocaust survivor, Hungarian-born American Jew

Ruth Denison (29 sep 1922 – 26 feb 2015 | East Prussia – Joshua Tree CA ) Vipassana practitioner, first all-women’s Buddhist meditation / instruction retreat leader in US

Jean Baker Miller (29 sep 1927 – 29 jul 2006 | Bronx, NY – Brookline MA) author, feminist, social activist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst

Elizabeth Peters (29 sep 1927 – 08 aug 2013 | Canton IL – Frederick MD) Egyptologist, née Barbara Mertz, suspense / mystery / thriller novelist

Norah [Naura] Hayden (29 sep 1930 – 10 aug 2013 | Los Angeles CA – New York NY) actor, singer, nonfiction author

Ann Chester Coursen Bodtker (29 sep 1931 – 29 dec 2016 | Brockton MA – Klamath Falls OR) pianist, musician, organist, piano teacher, church choir director, social / community activist, WWII Special Services pianist in Japan

Gwen Hennessey (29 sep 1932 – Buchanan IA) religious sister, peace / social activist, Clare Guest House director

Linda West Eckhardt (29 sep 1939 – Hereford TX) editor, founder, publisher, culinary writer, cookbook author

Molly Haskell (29 sep 1939 – Charlotte NC) author, memoirist, film professor, feminist film critic

Janis Faye Kearney (29 sep 1953 – Gould AR) author, lecturer, publisher, US Presidential diarist (first such appointment in US Presidential history)

Julie Bangerter Beck (29 sep 1954 – Granger UT) author, LDS leader

Ann Bancroft (29 sep 1955 – St Paul MN) author, teacher, adventurer, first woman to successfully finish expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic

Gwen Ifill (29 sep 1955 – 14 nov 2016 | New York NY – ) author, journalist, tv host / newscaster

Diann Burns (29 sep 1956 – Cleveland OH) journalist, news anchor, children’s education advocate / philanthropist

Mara Keisling (29 sep 1959 – Scranton PA) transgender rights activist, US National Center for Transgender Equality founder / executive director

Marissa Moss (29 sep 1959 – Jeannette PA) children’s book author

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