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Jane Eliza Newton Woolsey (09 nov 1801 – 22 dec 1874 | Alexandria VA – Glen Cove NY) author, genealogist, Civil War volunteer nurse, mother of volunteer daughters, member of Daughters of American Revolution

Harriot Kezia Hunt (09 nov 1805 – 02 jan 1875 | Boston MA – Boston MA) memoirist, pioneer female physician, first female to apply [and be denied] to Harvard Medical School

Cornelia Adele Strong Fassett (09 nov 1831 – 04 jan 1898 | Owasco NY – Washington DC)  painter, portrait artist

Sally Louisa Tompkins (09 nov 1833 – 26 jul 1916 | Poplar Grove VA – Richmond VA) nurse, humanitarian, philanthropist

Mary Hallock Foote (09 nov 1847 – 25 jun 1938 | Milton NY – Hingham MA) novelist, illustrator, short story writer

Maud Howe Elliott (09 nov 1854 – 19 mar 1948 | Boston MA – Newport RI) author, suffragist, patron of arts, founded Progressive, Pulitzer Prize winning biographer

Jessie Annette Jack Hooper (09 nov 1865 – 07 may 1935 | Winneshiek County IA – Oshkosh WI) politician, suffragist, peace activist, women and children’s welfare activist, first president Wisconsin League of Women Voters

Florence Prag Kahn (09 nov 1866 – 16 nov 1948 | Salt Lake City UT – San Francisco CA) educator, politician, first Jewish US Congresswoman

Marie Dressler (09 nov 1869 – 28 jul 1934 | Cobourg, Ontario – Santa Barbara CA) Canadian actress, memoirist

Florence Rena Sabin (09 nov 1871 – 03 oct 1953 | Central City CO – Denver CO) author, lecturer, pioneer medical scientist, public health activist

Grace Medes (09 nov 1886 – 31 dec 1967 | Keokuk IA – Keokuk IA) biochemist, co-author, researcher

Elizabeth Hadley Richardson Hemingway (09 nov 1891 – 23 jan 1979 | St Louis MO – Lakeland FL) pianist, literary figure, first wife to Ernest Hemingway

Hedy Lamarr (09 nov 1914 – 19 jan 2000 | Vienna, Austria-Hungary – Casselberry FL) actress, inventor, born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, co-developed spread spectrum and frequency hopping radio frequency technology [now used in WiFi / Bluetooth]

Martha Settle Putney (09 nov 1916 – 11 dec 2008 | Norristown PA – Washington DC) author, historian, professor, one of first black WWII WAACs, civil rights / women’s military rights activist

Marie Teresa Ríos (09 nov 1917 – 17 oct 1999 | Brooklyn NY – Sarasota FL) poet, author, prisoner of war activist

Pierrette Alarie (09 nov 1921 – 10 jul 2011 | Montreal, Quebec – Victoria, British Columbia) Canadian operatic coloratura soprano

Elizabeth Hawley (09 nov 1923 – Chicago IL) author, journalist, Himalayan expedition chronicler

Rachel Rosenthal (09 nov 1926 – 10 may 2015 | Paris, France – Los Angeles CA) French interdisciplinary artist, author, arts teacher, animal rights activist

Anne Sexton (90 nov 1928 – 04 oct 1974 | Newton MA – Weston MA) confessional poet

Lois Ehlert (09 nov 1934 – Beaver Dam WI) children’s book author / illustrator

Stephanie Rothman (09 nov 1936 – Paterson NJ) film director / producer / screenwriter

Ti-Grace Atkinson (09 nov 1938 – Baton Rouge LA) author, theorist, feminist, LGBT activist

Pam Blackwell [Mayes] (09 nov 1942 – ) novelist, playwright, sandplay therapist, Jungian theorist / educator, Morningstar Institute / Sacred Hoop Healing Center founder

Margaret Mills (09 nov 1946 – Boston MA) author, folklorist, professor

Kate Clinton (09 nov 1947 – Buffalo NY) author, LGBT activist, memoirist, gay / lesbian comedian

Diane Bernstein Kunz (09 nov 1952 – Queens NY) author, lawyer, historian, executive director non-profit adoption advocacy Adoption Policy Institute

Janet Elizabeth Fitch (09 nov 1955 – Los Angeles CA) author, professor of literary fiction

Diane Ward (09 nov 1956 – Washington DC) poet, poetry teacher, associated with Language poetry

Ellen McLaughlin (09 nov 1957 – Cambridge MA) playwright, film / stage actor

Inga Saffron (09 nov 1957 – Levittown NY) journalist, awarded Pulitizer Prize for Criticism, design / planning / architecture critic-writer

Krista Weedman Tippett (09 nov 1960 – Shawnee OK) author, journalist, entrepreneur, created / hosts public radio show On Being

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