10 oct 26 | women.born.today

Elizabeth Payson Prentiss (26 oct 1818 – 13 aug 1878 | Portland ME – Dorset VT) author, hymnist, educator, memoirist

Tennessee Celeste Claflin (26 oct 1844 – 18 jan 1923 | Homer OH – London UK) writer, banker, broker, publisher, suffragist, women’s rights activist / advocate

Clara Chipman Newton (26 oct 1848 – 03 dec 1936 | Delphos OH – Cincinnati OH) artist, archivist, art teacher, women’s arts activist, watercolorist, painter of china and porcelain

Elizabeth Nourse (25 oct 1859 – 08 oct 1938 | Cincinnati OH – Paris, France) genre, portrait, landscape painter

Abigail Greene Aldrich Rockefeller (26 oct 1874 – 05 apr 1948 | Providence RI – New York NY) socialite, philanthropist, art collector, patron of arts, museum founder / funder

Margaret Loyd Jarman [Marney] Hagood (26 oct 1907 – 13 aug 1963 | Newton County GA – San Diego CA) author, sociologist, demographer

Carolyn Wyeth (26 oct 1909 – 01 mar 1994 | Chadds Ford PA – Chadds Ford PA) artist, painter, artistic family member

Mahalia Jackson (26 oct 1911 – 27 jan 1972 | New Orleans LA – Evergreen Park IL) singer, performer, beautician, entrepreneur, aka Queen of Gospel, autobiographical author

Sarah Lee Lippincott Zimmerman (26 oct 1920 – Philadelphia PA) author, astronomer, astrometry pioneer / researcher

Juli Lynne Charlot (26 oct 1922 – Bronx NY) singer, actress, fashion designer, poodle skirt creator, née Shirley Ann Agin

Mary Elizabeth McHughes Ferrell (26 oct 1922 – 20 feb 2004 | Memphis TN – Dallas TX) historian, legal secretary, independent researcher, JFK assassination expert, namesake for Mary Ferrell Foundation

Phyllis Davidoff Rose (26 oct 1942 – Long Island NY) educator, essayist, biographer, literary critic

Nora Pouillon (26 oct 1943 – Vienna, Austria) chef, author, restaurateur

Diana Alstad (26 oct 1944 – US) feminist, nonfiction author, collaborative spiritual writer

Nancy Davis Griffeth (26 oct 1945 – Oak Park IL) professor, researcher, computer scientist

Jaclyn Smith (26 oct 1945 – Houston TX) actress, fashion designer, businesswoman, née Jacquelyn Ellen Smith

Hillary Rodham Clinton (26 oct 1947 – Chicago IL) author, feminist, politician, former US First Lady, past Presidential candidate

Barbara Henning (26 oct 1948 – Detroit MI) poet, novelist, fiction writer

Jennifer Roberson (26 oct 1953 – Kansas City MO) fantasy / historical novelist

Christine Brewer (26 oct 1955 – Grand Tower IL) operatic soprano

Mary Kate Borcherding (26 oct 1960 – Palatine IL) mixed media artist, sculptor, ceramicist, printmaker

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