10 oct 04 | women.born.today

Eliza McCardle Johnson (04 oct 1810 – 15 jan 1876 | Telford TN – Greeneville TN) US Presidential First Lady, Presidential tutor and educator

Eliza Kellas (04 oct 1864 – 10 apr 1943 | Moores Forks NY – Troy NY) educator, principal, college founder

Elizabeth Gardner Bouguereau (04 oct 1867 – 28 jan 1922 | Exeter NH – Paris, France) artist, academic, portrait painter, first American woman to exhibit at the Paris Salon

Miriam Van Waters (04 oct 1887 – 17 jan 1974 | Greensburg PA – Framingham MA) penologist, social worker, women’s prison warden / superintendent

Gladys Pyle (04 oct 1890 – 14 mar 1989 | Huron SD – Huron SD) life insurance agent, first female South Dakota Senator, first female US Senator not to marry

Ruth Lyons (04 oct 1905 – 07 nov 1988 | Cincinnati OH – Cincinnati OH) tv / radio personality, Children’s Christmas Fund founder, autobiographical author

Eleanor Flexner (04 oct 1908 – 25 mar 1995 | Georgetown KY – Worcester MA) author, scholar, activist, feminist

Elisa Bialk Krautter (04 oct 1912 – 28 feb 1990 | Chicago IL – Hilton Head Island SC) poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, short story writer

Lynne Cooper Harvey (04 oct 1913 – 03 may 2008 | St Louis MO – River Forest IL) tv / radio producer, philanthropist, aka The First Lady of Radio

Cynthia DeLores Nottage Tucker (04 oct 1927 – 12 oct 2005 | Philadelphia PA – Norristown PA) state politician, youth advocate, civil rights activist, first female state Secretary of State

Judith Jarvis Thomson (04 oct 1929 – New York NY) author, professor, philosopher, metaphysician, focus on moral relativism and moral objectivity

Loretta Mae Long (04 oct 1940 – Paw Paw MI) singer, actress, educator, education / multicultural speaker / consultant

Karen Cushman (04 oct 1941 – Chicago IL) young-adult historical novelist

Elizabeth Eckford (04 oct 1941 – Little Rock AR) journalist, history teacher, welfare worker, civil rights activist, original Little Rock Nine member, Army information specialist

Anne Rice (04 oct 1941 – New Orleans LA) erotic / Christian / Gothic fiction author, born Howard Allen Frances O’Brien

Bernice Johnson Reagon (04 oct 1942 – Dougherty GA) singer, scholar, composer, social activist, a cappella ensemble founder

Elizabeth Hardy [Beth] Courtney (04 oct 1945 – Shreveport LA) civic activist, CEO / President of Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Marcia Lou Griffin Lucas Rodrigues (04 oct 1945 – Modesto CA) Academy Award-winning film editor

Betty Harper (04 oct 1946 – Barlow FL) American artist / illustrator

Susan Sarandon (04 oct 1946 – Jackson Heights NY) actor, feminist, social / political activist

Heidi Hayes Jacobs (04 oct 1948 – Salt Lake City UT) author, educational leader, curriculum expert / reformer

Anne Ditchburn (04 oct 1949 – Sudbury, Ontario) actress, ballet dancer, Canadian, choreographer

Eileen Fisher (04 oct 1950 – Irvington NY) fashion designer, women’s clothing brand founder, women’s activist / philanthropist

Peri Schwartz (04 oct 1951 – Brooklyn NY) artist, painter, printmaker

Molly Leach (04 oct 1960 – US) graphic designer, children’s book illustrator

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