10 oct 29 | women.born.today

Lucy Goodale Thurston (29 oct 1795 – 13 oct 1876 | Marlborough MA – Honolulu HI) teacher, memoirist, letter correspondent, first Christian missionary wife in Hawaii

Susan Helen Aldrich DeKroyft (29 oct 1818 – 25 oct 1915 | Rochester NY – Dansville NY) poet, adult-onset blind, aka The Blind Woman Poet

Harriet Powers (29 oct 1837 – 01 jan 1910 | Clarke County GA – Clarke County GA) folk artist, quiltmaker, former African-American slave

Elizabeth Flint Wade (29 oct 1849 – 01 dec 1915 | Cassville NY – Norwalk CT) poet, editor, author, pictorial photographer

Sally Bush (29 oct 1860 – 03 nov 1946 | Salem OR – Salem OR) photographer, philanthropist, aka Lady of Bush House, anti-hunger activist during Great Depression

Janie Brady Jones (29 oct 1866 – 21 nov 1958 | Jackson TN – Jackson TN) US folk figure, wife of railroad engineer Casey Jones

Anne Shannon Monroe (29 oct 1873 – 18 oct 1942 | Bloomington MO – Oswego OR) author, biographer, lecturer, newspaper editor, magazine writer

Anzia Yezierska (29 oct 1880 – 21 nov 1970 | Maly Plock, Poland – Ontario CA [California, not Canada]) novelist, social activist, short fiction writer

Winifred Louise Ward (29 oct 1884 – 16 aug 1975 | Eldora IA – Evanston IL) author, professor, focus on children’s theatre, creative dramatics innovator, aka The Mother of Creative Drama, organized first US national Children’s Theatre Conference

Gertrude Rand Ferree (29 oct 1886 – 30 jun 1970 | Brooklyn NY – Stony Brook NY) author, inventor, research scientist, focus on color perception, patented lighting devices, first female fellow of Illuminating Engineering Society

Alice D. Snyder (29 oct 1887 – 17 feb 1943 | Middletown CT – Poughkeepsie NY) author, academic

Anna Case (29 oct 1888 – 07 jan 1984 | Clinton NJ – New York NY) operatic soprano, silent film actress, documentarian

Audrey Alexndra Brown (29 oct 1904 – 20 sep 1998 | Nanaimo, British Columbia – Victoria, British Columbia) Canadian poet

Louise Bates Ames (29 oct 1908 – 31 oct 1996 | Portland ME – Cincinnati OH) author, researcher, child psychologist

Ileana Schapira Sonnabend (29 oct 1914 – 21 oct 2007 | Bucharest, Romania – New York NY) 20th-century art dealer / collector

Diana Serra Cary (29 oct 1918 – Merced CA) author, child star, aka Baby Peggy, silent film historian, née Peggy-Jean Montgomery

Dorothy Hollingsworth (29 oct 1920 – Bishopville SC) social worker, early childhood educator, first director Seattle Public Schools’ Head Start program

Carmen García Rosado (29 oct 1926 – Humacao, Puerto Rico) poet, author, educator, women veterans’ activist, one of first Puerto Rican WACs in World War II

Eula Hall (29 oct 1927 – Pike County KY) aka the Hillbilly Activist, Appalachian activist, healthcare pioneer, Mud Creek Clinic founder / social director

Niki de Saint Phalle (29 oct 1930 – 21 may 2002 | Neuilly-sur-Seine, France – San Diego CA) French-American artist, sculptor, painter, filmmaker, born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle

Valerie Worth Bahlke (29 oct 1933 – 31 jul 1994 | Philadelphia PA – Clinton NY) poet, children’s author

Adrienne Louise Clarkson (29 oct 1935 – British Hong Kong) Canadian journalist, stateswoman

Melora Harte (29 oct 1943 – Los Angeles CA) voice actress, anime director

Patty Friedman (29 oct 1946 – New Orleans LA) dark comic novelist

Nancy L. Zimpher (29 oct 1946 – Gallipolis OH) author, educator, state university leader, Chancellor of State University of New York (SUNY)

Joanne Sharon Elkin Crofford (29 oct 1947 – Regina, Saskatchewan) Canadian legislator, arts / social / cultural / youth labor / community service activist

Kate Jackson (29 oct 1948 – Birmingham AL) actress, director, producer

Mary Boone (29 oct 1951 – Erie PA) Egyptian-American art gallery owner / director

Ida Kavafian (29 oct 1952 – Turkey) Turkish-American classical violist and violinist

Ann-Marie MacDonald (29 oct 1958 – CFB Baden-Soellingen, West Germany) Canadian actor, novelist, playwright, broadcast host

Nicole Conn (29 oct 1959 – Mesa AZ) film director, producer, screenwriter

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