10 oct 28 | women.born.today

Catherine Stratton Ladd (28 oct 1809 – 30 jan 1899 | Richmond VA – Buckhead SC) poet, educator, essayist, playwright, Civil War nurse, early Confederate flag designer

Mary Frame Myers Thomas (28 oct 1816 – 19 aug 1888 | Sandy Spring MD – Richmond IN) abolitionist, first female physician west of the Alleghenies

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (28 oct 1842 – 22 oct 1932 | Philadelphia PA – Goshen NY) Quaker, orator, lecturer, suffragist, abolitionist, mountaineer

Mary Katharine [Kate] Layne Brandegee (28 oct 1844 – 03 apr 1920 | Tennessee US – Berkeley CA) botanist, autobiographical author, journal editor / publisher, created first botanical garden in San Diego CA

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke (28 oct 1856 – 09 feb 1942 | San Francisco CA – San Francisco CA) genre / portrait painter

Edith Posener Head (28 oct 1897 – 24 oct 1981 | Searchlight NV – Los Angeles CA) multi-award-winning costume designer

Luchita Hurtado (28 oct 1920 – Caracas, Venezuela) American-Venezuelan visual artist

Claramae Turner (28 oct 1920 – 18 may 2013 | Dinuba CA – Santa Rosa CA) operatic contralto

Virginia Rudd Lanier (28 oct 1930 – 27 oct 2003) short fiction writer, serial mystery novelist, first book published at age 65

Suzy Parker (28 oct 1932 – 03 may 2003) model, actress, author, née Cecilia Ann Renee

Anne Louise Morrissy Merick (28 oct 1933 – 02 may 2017 | Manhattan NY – Naples FL) pioneering journalist, first woman sports editor at Cornell, first female credentialed for press box at Yale and Cornell, helped reverse Pentagon’s anti-female press presence Westmoreland Edict

Jane Quigley Alexander (28 oct 1939 – Boston MA) author, actress, former director of National Endowment for the Arts

Susan Spivak Harris (28 oct 1940 – Mount Vernon NY) tv comedy writer / producer

Ritta Jo [Joey] Horsley (28 oct 1940 – Niagara Falls NY) author, feminist, literary scholar

Ann Harleman (28 oct 1945 – Youngstown OH) novelist, scholar, professor

Carolyn Coman (28 oct 1951 – Evanston IL) editor, author, bookbinder, young adult novelist, children’s book writer

Amy Thomson (28 oct 1958 – Miami FL) feminist, speculative fiction author

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