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Anna Murray-Douglass (19 oct 1813 – 04 aug 1882 | Denton MD – Washington DC) African-American abolitionist, Underground Railroad activist, first wife of Frederick Douglass

Amanda Theodocia Jones (19 oct 1835 – 31 mar 1914 | East Bloomfield NY – Brooklyn NY) poet, author, inventor, suffragist, spiritualist, Jones Process vacuum canning company founder

Margaret Hamilton (19 oct 1840 – 11 jan 1922 | Rochester NY – Wakefield MA) teacher, Civil War Union nurse, religious Sister of Charity, converted Baptist, president National Army Nurse Association

Annie Smith Peck (19 oct 1850 – 18 jul 1935 | Providence RI – New York NY) author, lecturer, feminist, suffragist, adventurer, mountaineer, travel writer

Bertha Knight Landes (19 oct 1868 – 29 nov 1943 | Ware MA – Ann Arbor MI) Seattle WA mayor, women’s activist, first female elected to govern major US city

M. Ozella Shields Head (19 oct 1869 – unknown | Macon GA – unknown) Southern romance novelist

Fannie Hurst (19 oct 1885 – 23 feb 1968 | Hamilton OH – New York NY) novelist, social activist, playwright, film writer, short story writer, autobiographical author

Lucy Wilson (19 oct 1888 – 22 sep 1980 | Bloomington IL – Wellesley MA) academic, professor of physics and psychology, focus on vision / optics / x-ray spectroscopy

Elizabeth [Bessie] Freedman Breuer (19 oct 1893 – 26 sep 1975 | Cleveland OH – New York NY) writer, novelist, journalist, playwright

Lois Meek Stolz (19 oct 1894 – 24 oct 1984 | Washington DC – Palo Alto CA) author, educator, psychologist, adult education activist

Consuelo Northrop Bailey (19 oct 1899 – 09 sep 1976 | Sheldon VT – Burlington VT) attorney, politician, women’s activist, autobiographical author

Laura Margolis Jarblum (19 oct 1903 – 09 sep 1991 | Constantinople, Ottoman Empire – Brookline MA) social worker, first female Country Director / overseas field agent representative American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Elizabeth Armstrong Wood (19 oct 1912 – 23 mar 2006 | New York NY – Upper Darby PA) author, crystallographer, first woman scientist at Bell Labs, research focus on electromagnetic properties of crystals

Margaret Hunt Hill (19 oct 1915 – 14 jun 2007 | Lake Village AR – Dallas TX) heiress, philanthropist, resort owner, landscape artist, founder / director Dallas County Heritage Society

Beatrix Hamburg (19 oct 1923 – US) author, child and adolescent psychiatrist, first African-American to attend Vassar College, first African-American woman to attend Yale Medical School

Phyllis Morris (19 oct 1925 – 05 sep 1988 | Chicago IL – Los Angeles CA) furniture designer, interior decorator, aka Designer to the Stars, founded Phyllis Morris Originals

Marjorie Louise Tall Chief (19 oct 1926 – 11 apr 2013 | Fairfax OK – Chicago IL) Osage, ballerina, first Native American named première danseuse étoile for Paris Opera Ballet

Marion Irvine (19 oct 1929 – San Francisco CA) school teacher and administrator,  former marathon runner, aka Sister Bonaventure and the Flying Nun, then-oldest person [in 1984] to participate in United States Olympic Trials in track and field

Joan Semmel (19 oct 1932 – New York NY) painter, writer, feminist, professor

Benita Valente (19 oct 1934 – Delano CA) operatic soprano

Sylvia Celeste Browne (19 oct 1936 – 20 nov 2013 | Kansas City MO – San Jose CA) author, psychic, spiritual medium

Johnnetta Betsch Cole (19 oct 1936 – Jacksonville FL) author, educator, college president, humanitarian, cultural anthropologist

Renata Adler (19 oct 1937 – Milan, Italy) American author, journalist, film critic

Doris Wood Schattschneider (19 oct 1939 – Staten Island NY) author, biographer, mathematician, tessellation / tiling expert

Maryse Holder (19 oct 1940 – ?? sep 1977 | Paris, France – Mexico City, Mexico) American feminist, memoirist, murder victim

Anne Hendricks Bass (19 oct 1941 – Indianapolis IN) investor, art collector, philanthropist, documentary filmmaker

Cora Cohen (19 oct 1943 – New York NY) abstract artist working with altered x-rays, paintings, drawings, photographs

Kathleen Hurst Hughes (19 oct 1944 – Tooele UT) LDS leader, educator

Patricia Ireland (19 oct 1945 – Oak Park IL) feminist, women’s rights activist, autobiographical author, former president National Organization for Women (NOW), national presidential campaign manager

Grace Paine Terzian (19 oct 1952 – Boston MA) chief communications officer of MediaDC

[Nazik] Cynthia Cozette Lee (19 oct 1953 – Pittsburgh PA) librettist, classical music composer, first African-American woman to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with Masters of Arts in music composition

Deborah Blum (19 oct 1954 – Urbana IL) author, journalist, professor, Pulitzer Prize laureate

Noenoe K. Silva (19 oct 1954 – Oahu HI) author, scholar, political science professor

Betsy Dehaas Holden (19 oct 1955 – Lubbock TX) businesswoman, corporate director

Tonette Marie Tarentino Walker (19 oct 1955 – Milwaukee WI) social activist, First Lady of Wisconsin, trauma-education activist and advocate

Heather Heidelbaugh (19 oct 1958 – St. Louis MO) author, lawyer, public speaker and commentator

Susan Straight (19 oct 1960 – Riverside CA) novelist, essayist, short story writer

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