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Fannie Jackson Coppin (15 oct 1837 – 21 jan 1913 | Washington DC – Philadelphia PA) educator, missionary, Bethel Institute co-founder

Florence Adelaide Fowle Adams (15 oct 1863 – 31 jul 1916 | Chelsea MA – Pierce WA) orator, author, gesture / pantomime researcher

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson (15 oct 1872 – 28 dec 1961 | Wytheville VA – Washington DC) First Lady, memoirist, unofficial acting US President

Ruth Faison Shaw (15 oct 1889 – 01 dec 1969 | Kenansville NC – Fayetteville NC) artist, painter, educator, children’s school founder, finger-painting innovator

Minna Wright Citron (15 oct 1896 – 23 dec 1991 | Newark NJ – New York NY) painter, printmaker, muralist, art teacher

Marty Mann (15 oct 1904 – 22 jul 1980 | Chicago IL – Bridgeport CT) author, alcoholism educator, female sobriety activist

Alicia Patterson (15 oct 1906 – 02 jul 1963 | Chicago IL – New York NY) Newsday magazine editor / founder

Emily [Wendy] Marshall Morison Beck (15 oct 1915 – 28 mar 2004 | Boston MA – Canton MA) book editor, literary archaeologist

Marion O’Brien Donovan (15 oct 1917 – 04 nov 1998 | Fort Wayne IN – New York NY) inventor, entrepreneur, developed first waterproof disposable diaper

Marguerite Andersen (15 oct 1924 – Magdeburg, Germany) author, educator, playwright, Canadian francophone

Georgia Myrle Miller (15 oct 1933 – Erick OK) fantasy author, pen names: Sasha Miller, G. S. Madden, Georgia Sallaska, Myrle Benedict

Fanny Quincy Howe (15 oct 1940 – Buffalo NY) poet, novelist, short story writer

Gloria Escomel (15 oct 1941 – Montevideo, Uruguay) Canadian writer, educator, journalist, radio playwright, short story writer, LGBT / disability / human rights activist, Quebec government policy document writer

Beatrice Gormley (15 oct 1942 – Glendale CA) children’s author, former editor

Carole Penny Marshall (15 oct 1943 – Bronx NY) actress, director, producer, memoirist

Barbara Corday (15 oct 1944 – Brooklyn NY) tv writer, producer, executive

Mathea Falco (15 oct 1944 – Montgomery AL) drug abuse prevention and treatment expert, founder / president non-profit research Drug Strategies

Kay Ivey (15 oct 1944 – Camden AL) educator, Alabama state politician

Elizabeth [Audie] Bock (15 oct 1946 – Berkeley CA) author, politician, film scholar, travel writer, Japanologist

Linda Kay [Lynn] Lowry (15 oct 1947 – East St. Louis IL) actress, producer, screenwriter

Rosa Maria Calles (15 oct 1949 – Tome-Adelino NM) Hispanic-American artist, playwright, stage and film writer, producer, director

Laurie [Lee] McBain (15 oct 1949 – Riverside CA) novelist

Joni Eareckson Tada (15 oct 1949 – Baltimore MD) author, artist, radio host, evangelical Christian social / disability activist / non-profit founder

Mindy Thompson Fullilove (15 oct 1950 – US) author, professor, clinical psychiatrist, focus on ways social / environmental factors affect community mental health

Nina R. Harper (15 oct 1950 – Baltimore MD) retired businesswoman, Maryland state politician

Pernessa C. Seele (15 oct 1954 – Lincolnville SC) immunologist, interfaith public health activist, CEO and founder of Balm in Gilead, Inc.

Emily Yoffe (15 oct 1955 – Newton MA) author, journalist, contributing editor to The Atlantic Magazine

Jo Ann Bowman Hardesty (15 oct 1957 – Baltimore MD) civil rights activist, Oregon state politician, former member US Navy

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