10 oct 08 | women.born.today

Caroline Howard Gilman (08 oct 1794 – 15 sep 1888 | Boston MA – Washington DC) poet, editor, author, publisher

Abigail May Alcott (08 oct 1800 – 25 nov 1877 | Boston MA – Concord MA) social activist, literary folk figure, one of first female social workers in Boston

Louisa Lander (08 oct 1826 – 1923 | Salem MA – Washington DC) expatriate US sculptor, captivity narrative figure sculptor, American Civil War volunteer nurse

Zara A. Mahurin Wilson (08 oct 1840 – unknown | Burnettsville IN) lawyer, suffragist, women’s activist

Marie Van Zandt (08 oct 1858 – 31 dec 1919 | New York NY – Cannes France) operatic soprano

Mary Engle Pennington (08 oct 1872 – 27 dec 1952 | Nashville TN – New York NY) author, refrigeration engineer, bacteriological chemist, egg carton inventor, aka The Ice Mother and The Mother of Refrigerated Shipping

Elizabeth Hamilton Huntington (08 oct 1872 – 1963 | South Braintree MA – Wellesley MA) artist, painter, watercolorist, founded Wellesley Society of Artists

Abigail May [Abba] Alcott (08 oct 1800 – 25 nov 1877 | Boston MA – Concord MA) social worker, journal keeper, literary family member, mother of Louisa May Alcott

Esther Lape (08 oct 1881 – 17 may 1981 | Wilmington DE – New York NY) author, journalist, publicist, researcher, compulsory health insurance advocate

Katherine Tupper Brown Marshall (08 oct 1882 – 18 dec 1978 | Harrodsburg KY – Georgia US) autobiographical author

Elizabeth Wyn Wood (08 oct 1903 – 27 jan 1966 | Orillia, Ontario – Willowdale, Ontario) sculptor

Martha Eccles Dodd (08 oct 1908 – 10 aug 1990 | Ashland VA – Prague Czechoslovakia) author, novelist, memoirist, former spy

Rosalie Moore Brown (08 oct 1910 – 18 jun 2001 | Oakland CA – Petaluma CA) poet, playwright, children’s book author, aka Gertrude Elizabeth Moore

Irene Patricia Dalis (08 oct 1925 – 14 dec 2014 | San Jose CA – San Jose CA) mezzo-soprano, Opera San Jose founder / director, born Yvonne Patricia Dalis

Louise Hay (08 oct 1926 – 30 aug 2017 | Los Angeles CA – San Diego CA) New Thought author, motivational speaker, born Helen Vera Lunney

Faith Ringgold (08 oct 1930 – Harlem NY) painter, feminist, fabric artist, civil rights activist, narrative quilt innovator

Rona Burstein Barrett (08 oct 1936 – New York NY) gossip columnist, elder rights activist, autobiographical author, Rona Barrett Foundation founder

Ileana Rodríguez (08 oct 1939 – Chinandega, Nicaragua) author, focus on effects of gender and ethnicity, professor emerita of Latin American Cultures and Literatures

Yolande Thibeault (08 oct 1939 – Montreal, Quebec) politician, journalist

Byrna Barclay (08 oct 1940 – Saskatchewan, Canada) writer, novelist, playwright, literary journal editor

Beverly Buchanan (08 oct 1940 – 04 jul 2105 | Fuquay NC – Ann Arbor MI) painter, sculptor, focus on Southern vernacular architecture

Marie-Louise Michelsohn (08 oct 1941 – Bronx NY) author, professor of mathematics

Lynne [Ly Ly] Adams (08 oct 1946 – US) actress, playwright

Ellen F. Golden (08 oct 1946 – Washington DC) non-profit executive, women’s microenterprise / women’s business development specialist

Sheila Ferguson (08 oct 1947 – Philadelphia PA) singer, actress, cookbook author, autobiographical writer

Sarah Purcell (08 oct 1948 – Richmond IN) television talk show / game show host

Sigourney [Susan Alexander] Weaver (08 oct 1949 – New York NY) actress, film producer, aka The Sci-Fi Queen, environmental activist

Shannon C. Stimson (08 oct 1951 – US) author, philosopher, political theorist, historian of ideas,

Jacki Lynn Moss (08 oct 1952 – Atlanta GA) editor, author, journalist, ghost writer

Nancy Angelo (08 oct 1953 – Carson City NV) organizational psychologist, feminist video / performance artist

Katrina Swett (08 oct 1955 – Concord NH) educator, politician, president of Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, former chair of US Commission on International Religious Freedom

Arlene Dickinson (08 oct 1956 – Germiston, South Africa) Canadian author, tv personality, entrepreneur, venture capitalist

Neile Graham (08 oct 1958 – Winnipeg, Manitoba) poet, scholar

Sandra Bookman (08 oct 1959 – Beaumont TX) television news anchor / reporter

Kerry Ehrin ()8 oct 1960 – Los Angeles CA) producer, screenwriter

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