11 nov 11 | women.born.today

Abigail Smith Adams (11 nov 1744 –  28 nov 1818 | Weymouth, Province of Massachusetts Bay – Quincy MA) diarist, letter correspondent, US Presidential First Lady

Elizabeth Doughton Reeves (11 nov 1799 – 30 dec 1892 | Grayson County VA – Omaha NE) social activist, first female physician in Nebraska

Anne Charlotte Lynch Botta  (11 nov 1815 – 23 mar 1891 | Bennington VT – New York NY) poet, critic, writer, teacher, socialite, literary circle figure, Barnard College co-founder, posthumous memoirist

Mathilda L. Mahurin (11 nov 1827 – 16 apr 1916 | Miami OH – Elkhart IN) teacher, Methodist activist

Anna Katharine Green Rohlfs (11 nov 1846 – 11 apr 1935 | Brooklyn NY – Buffalo NY) poet, novelist, pioneer detective fiction writer

Julia Brainerd Hall (11 nov 1859 – 04 sep 1926 | Jamaica – Rochester NY) artist, musician, still-life painter, co-developer of Hall Process for extracting aluminium

Laura Justine Bonstelle (11 nov 1870 – 14 oct 1932 | Greece NY – Detroit MI) theatre actress, director, manager, drama coach

Ellen Bernard Thompson Pyle (11 nov 1876 – 01 aug 1936 | Philadelphia PA – Wilmington DE) illustrator, Saturday Evening Post cover artist

Alice Huyler Ramsey (22 nov 1886 – 10 sep 1983 | Hackensack NJ – Covina CA) memoirist, automotive pioneer, first woman to drive coast-to-coast USA, first female Automotive Hall of Fame inductee (posthumously in 2000)

Mary McCormic (11 nov 1889 – 10 feb 1981 | Belleville AR – Amarillo TX) operatic soprano, opera professor, operatic artistic director

Eunice Burr Stebbins Couch (11 nov 1893 – 31 jul 1992 | Newark Valley NY – Providence RI) author, archaeologist, focus on ancient Greek coins, lifelong member of American Numismatic Society, donated her collection of ancient coins to Center for Old World Archaeology and Art at Brown University

Shirley Graham DuBois (11 nov 1896 – 27 mar 1977 | Evansville IN – Peking, China) activist, novelist, biographer, playwright, composer

Daisy Lee Gatson Bates (11 nov 1914 – 04 nov 1999 | Huttig AR – Little Rock AR) civil rights activist, journalist, lecturer, publisher, autobiographical author

Charlotte Gilbertson (11 nov 1922 – Boston MA) painter, printmaker

Marian Cleeves Diamond (11 nov 1926 – 25 jul 2017 | Glendale CA – Oakland CA) author, anatomy professor, pioneer neuroanatomy researcher

Ida Applebroog (11 nov 1929 – Bronx NY) artist, author

Kay Arthur (11 nov 1933 – Jackson MI) author, Bible teacher, Precept Ministries co-founder

Kathleen Shannon (11 nov 1935 – 09 jan 1998 | Vancouver, British Columbia – Kelowna, British Columbia) feminist, film director and producer, founding director of Studio D of National Film Board of Canada, operated women’s guest house and counselling center

Norma Quarles (11 nov 1936 – New York NY) actress, journalist, television news anchor and reporter

Margaret Ann Schulze (11 nov 1936 – La Crosse WI) memoirist, polio survivor, young adult novelist, pen name: Peg Kehret

Alicia Suskin Ostriker (11 nov 1937 – Brooklyn NY) poet, scholar, Jewish feminist

Evi Martyn (11 nov 1941 – Athens, Greece) Greek-American pianist, author, blogger, music scholar / educator

Judith A. Boss (11 nov 1942 – Honeoye Falls NY) novelist, lecturer, researcher, ethics textbook author

Virginia McCord Mecklenburg (11 nov 1946 – US) writer, Senior Curator of painting and sculpture at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Diana Elizabeth Illmer Forsythe (11 nov 1947 – 14 aug 1997 | Santa Monica CA – North Slope Borough AK) author, anthropologist, focus on informatics and artificial intelligence, namesake for Diana Forsythe Prize for feminist anthropological research

Elizabeth Meyer Glaser (11 nov 1947 – 03 dec 1994 | Santa Monica CA – Los Angeles CA) author, pediatric AIDS activist

Susanna Kaysen (11 nov 1948 – Cambridge MA) author, memoirist

Mary Ann Casey (11 nov 1949 – Boulder CO) former US Ambassador, retired Foreign Service Officer

Ann Maurice (11 nov 1951 – Detroit MI) author, tv host, home stager, interior designer

Deborah Henson-Conant (11 nov 1953 – Stockton CA) author, harpist, composer, aka The Hip Harpist

Mary Gaitskill (11 nov 1954 – Lexington KY) novelist, essayist, short fiction writer

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