10 oct 11 | women.born.today

Ann Eliza Schuyler Bleecker (11 oct 1752 – 23 nov 1783 | New York, New York Colony – Albany NY) poet, short story writer, letter correspondent

Anna Warner Bailey (11 oct 1758 – 19 jan 1851 | Groton CT – Groton CT) folk figure, war heroine, tavern keeper, storyteller

Margaretta Bleecker Faugères (11 oct 1771 – 09 jan 1801 | New York, Colony of New York – Brooklyn NY) poet, playwright, political activist

Harriet Boyd Hawes (11 oct 1871 – 31 mar 1945 | Boston MA – Washington DC) nurse, author, archeologist, relief worker

Mary Heaton Vorse O’Brien (11 oct 1874 – 14 jun 1966 | New York NY – Provincetown MA) artist, novelist, journalist, memoirist, peace / social justice activist

Mary E. Sweeney (11 oct 1879 – 11 jun 1968 | Lexington KY – Lexington KY) author, educator, clubwoman, home economics professor / national president

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (11 oct 1884 – 07 nov 1962 | New York NY – New York NY) author, speaker, social activist, humanitarian, US Presidential First Lady, aka First Lady of the World

Dorothy Trimble Tiffany Burlingham (11 oct 1891 – 19 nov 1979 | New York NY – London UK) author, educator, child psychoanalyst, daughter of Louis Comfort Tiffany, lifelong partner of Anna Freud, co-founded Hampstead [Nursery] Clinic

Rose Peabody Parsons (11 oct 1891 – 28 mar 1985 | Massachusetts US – Glen Cove NY) Red Cross activist, women’s rights leader / organizer [obituary]

Marguerite Friedlaender Wildenhain (11 oct 1896 – 24 feb 1995 | Lyon, France – Guerneville CA) author, educator, Bauhaus ceramic artist, Pond Farm artists’ colony member

Margret Craver (11 oct 1907 – 22 nov 2010 | Kansas City MO – Cambridge MA) artist, arts educator, jewelry and holloware specialist, metalwork educational and technical manual author

Elizabeth Coles Langhorne (11 oct 1909 – 04 jun 2004 | Virginia US – Charlottesville VA) author, biographer, historian, magazine writer, co-founded creative arts center

Sarah Moormann Scharper (11 oct 1920 – 28 jul 1992 | Cleveland OH – Ledyard CT) writer, actress, director, teacher, lecturer

Elizabeth Lewisohn Eisenstein (11 oct 1923 – 31 jan 2016 | US – Washington DC) author, historian, focused on printing press as agent of change

Helen Kwalwasser (11 oct 1927 – 22 may 2017 | Syracuse NY – Philadelphia PA) violinist, professor emerita of violin, soloist and chamber musician

Lee Minto (11 oct 1927 – Hamilton MT) women’s health activist, sex education advocate, former Executive Director of Seattle-King County Planned Parenthood

Doris Summers Piserchia (11 oct 1928 – Fairmont WV) sci-fi / feminist novelist

Bessie Ruth White Harvey (11 oct 1929 – 12 aug 1994 | Dallas GA – Alcoa TN) found object artist / sculptor / assemblagist

Barbara Elefant-Raiskin (11 oct 1930 – Mukachevo, Czechoslovakia) poet, artist, author, painter, children’s writer, textbook author, university lecturer

Leda Giovannetti Sanford (11 oct 1933 – Lucca, Italy) Italian-American author, speaker, feminist, women’s work activist, former publisher and advertising director

Margaret Coel (11 oct 1937 – Denver CO) historian, mystery series author

Bonnie Lou Hagedorn Jensen (11 oct 1938 – Royal IA) teacher, minister, former director of ELCA Global Mission, former Christian television program co-host

Lucy Morgan (11 oct 1940 – Memphis TN) reporter, editorialist

Carol Lynne Rice Allen (11 oct 1943 – Greenup KY) politician, political family member, civic / social volunteer, former home economics teacher and university professor

Becky Birtha (11 oct 1948 – Hampton VA) poet, short fiction writer, children’s author

Beth Lo (11 oct 1949 – Lafayette IN) artist, ceramicist, educator, professor of art

Susan Jolliffe Napier (11 oct 1955 – Cambridge MA) author, professor, Japanese literature expert

Debra Martin Chase (11 oct 1956 – Great Lakes IL) lawyer, tv / film producer

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