10 oct 10 | women.born.today

Sarah Thompson, Countess Rumford (10 oct 1774 – 02 dec 1852 | Concord NH – Concord NH) educator, philanthropist, first US woman to be named Countess, founded school for motherless girls

Harriet Atwood Newell (10 oct 1793 – 30 nov 1812 | Haverhill MA – Port Louis, Mauritius) memoirist, first wave US Christian missionary to India, Burma, and Mauritius

Caroline Hewins (10 oct 1846 – 04 nov 1926 | Roxbury MA – Hartford CT) librarian, library activist, Hartford (CT) First Lady of the Library

Eleanor Elizabeth Gordon (10 oct 1852 – 06 jan 1942 | Hamilton IL – Keokuk IA) author, educator, suffragist, Unitarian minister, women’s rights activist

Clara Hampson Ueland (10 oct 1860 – 01 mar 1927 | Akron OH – Minneapolis MN) author, reformer, suffragist, kindergarten teacher, public welfare activist

Florence Knapp (10 oct 1873 – 11 jan 1988 | Lansdale PA – Lansdale PA) US centenarian, Guiness Book of World Records Oldest Person in US [115]

Beatrice Moses Hinkle (10 oct 1874 – 28 feb 1953 | San Francisco CA – New York NY) pioneering writer, feminist, translator, psychoanalyst, first female public health physician

Blanche Lazzell (10 oct 1878 – 01 jun 1956 | Monongalia County PA – Bourne MA) painter, designer, printmaker

Alice Morgan Wright (10 oct 1881 – 08 apr 1975 | Albany NY – Albany NY) sculptor, suffragist, animal rights activist, early Cubist / Futurist

Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee (10 oct 1888 – 14 sep 1980 | Norfolk VA – Washington DC) physician, social activist, memoirist, oral historian, national Girl Scout leader

Isabel Dawn (10 oct 1897 – 29 jun 1966 | Evansville IN – Woodland Hills CA) actress, screenwriter

Helen Hayes Brown MacArthur (10 oct 1900 – 17 mar 1993 | Washington DC – Nyack NY)  actress, memoirist, philanthropist, autobiographical writer, aka First Lady of American Theatre

Isabel Grace McLaughlin (10 oct 1903 – 26 nov 2002| Oshawa, Ontario – Toronto, Ontario) visual artist, arts patron / philanthropist, still life / design / landscape Modernist painter

Corma Alice Mowrey (10 oct 1907 – 01 mar 1984 | Big Isaac WV – Leesburg FL) educator, clubwoman, National Education Association leader

Dola De Jong (10 oct 1911 – 19 nov 2003 | Arnhem, Netherlands – Laguna Woods CA) mystery novelist, children’s book writer

Wilhelmina Cole Holladay (10 oct 1922 – New York NY) art patron / collector, National Museum of Women in the Arts co-founder

Anne Pippin Burnett (10 oct 1925 – 22 apr 2017 | Salt Lake City UT – Kingston, Ontario) author, professor, Greek poetry scholar / translator

Frances Fox Piven (10 oct 1932 – Calgary, Alberta) author, sociology / political science professor

Gloria Coates (10 oct 1938 – Wausau WI) American composer based in Munich, vocal / choral / instrumental / electronic / orchestral / chamber music creator

Naomi Schor (10 oct 1943 – 02 dec 2001 | New York NY – New Haven CT) US author, scholar, literary critic

Carol Marin (10 oct 1948 – Palatine IL) tv / print journalist

Jessica Harper (10 oct 1949 – Chicago IL) singer, actress, producer, children’s book author, children’s music writer / creator

Nora Roberts (10 oct 1950 – Silver Spring MD) romance novelist, arts / literacy activist, philanthropist, pen names: J.D. Robb, Jill March, Sarah Hardesty

Mary Ann [M.A.] Simonetti (10 oct 1956 – Bermuda) mystery novelist

Julie Bell (10 oct 1958 – Beaumont TX) painter, author, fantasy / wildlife artist

Julia Sweeney (10 oct 1959 – Spokane WA) author, actress, comedian

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