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Mary Tyler Peabody Mann (16 nov 1806 – 11 feb 1887 | Cambridgeport MA – Jamaica Plain MA) author, educator, biographer, publisher, kindergarten reformer, Transcendentalist

Amalia Mignon Hauck [Minnie Hauk] (16 nov 1851 – 06 feb 1929 | New York NY – Lucerne, Switzerland) operatic soprano

Lucy Wilmot Smith (16 nov 1861 – 01 dec 1889 | Lexington KY – Lexington KY) editor, teacher, historian, journalist, suffragist, social activist, women’s rights activist, unfinished book: Women and Their Achievements

Edith Ogden Harrison (16 nov 1862 – 22 may 1955 | New Orleans LA – Chicago IL) novelist, travel writer, children’s / fairy tales author, autobiographical author, children’s theater collaborator

Esther Clayson Pohl Lovejoy (16 nov 1869 – 31 aug 1967 | Seabeck WA – New York NY) aviator, physician, suffragist, Congressional candidate, public health pioneer, Everybody’s Equal Suffrage League founder, international medical relief work organizer, Medical Women’s International Association co-founder / first president

Pearl Chase (16 nov 1888 – 24 oct 1979 | Boston MA – Santa Barbara CA) civic leader, community welfare activist, historic conservationist / preservationist

Mary Margaret McBride (16 nov 1899 – 07 apr 1976 | Paris MO – West Shokan NY) reporter, journalist, radio writer / interview host, aka First Lady of Radio, cookbook encyclopedia author / editor

Barbara McLean (16 nov 1903 – 28 mar 1996 | Palisades Park NJ – Newport Beach CA) pioneering female film editor

Jean Guttery Fritz (16 nov 1915 – 14 may 2017 | Hankow, China – Sleepy Hollow NY) memoirist, autobiographical author, historical / biographical children’s book writer

Ethel deNagy Gabriel (16 nov 1921 – Philadelphia PA) musician, bandleader, record producer, first female record label producer, electronic sound experimenter, released first disco record and first digital album

Maralin Niska (16 nov 1926 – 09 jul 2016 | San Pedro CA – Santa Fe NM) operatic soprano, singing-actress

Helen Thorington (16 nov 1928 – Philadelphia PA) sound artist, mixed media installation artist, founded New Radio and Performing Arts , New American Radio, and Turbulence.org

Alice Adams (16 nov 1930 – New York NY) sculptor, site-specific land art creation / installation artist

Landon [Lucy] Carter Pearson (16 nov 1930 – Toronto, Ontario) author, senator, children’s rights activist

Martha deMey Clow (16 nov 1932 – Columbus OH) science fiction writer and novelist

Elizabeth Drew (16 nov 1935 – Cincinnati OH) author, journalist, political commentator

Carolyn Bruce Owens Reeder (16 nov 1937 – 20 jan 2012 | Washington DC – Washington DC) children’s historical fiction / adult non-fiction author

Ana Colomar O’Brien (16 nov 1938 – Havana, Cuba) Cuban-born American diplomat, public relations professional, Chief of Protocol for Organizations of American States

Roberta Wolin Raymond (16 nov 1938 – Oak Park IL) actor, artist, writer, sociologist, civil rights worker

Donna McKechnie (16 nov 1942 – Pontiac MI) actor, singer, dancer, author, choreographer

Lynn Avery Hunt (16 nov 1945 – Panama City, Panama) US author, modern European historian

Catherine Hiller (16 nov 1946 – New York NY) author, memoirist, filmmaker, political activist, 50 year-plus cannabis user

Barbara Smith (16 nov 1946 – Cleveland OH) author, essayist, reviewer, literary critic, short fiction writer, Black Feminism pioneer, lesbian feminist and socialist

Sarah Ceal Hoge Havemeyer (16 nov 1948 – 27 mar 2016 | New York NY – Southampton NY) social activist, humanitarian, historic preservationist

Laura Linnea Jensen (16 nov 1948 – Tacoma WA) poet

Patricia Bean McConnell (16 nov 1948 – Phoenix AZ) author, ethologist, storyteller, human / animal interaction specialist / researcher

Irene Duhart Long (16 nov 1951 – Cleveland OH) African-American, NASA official, aerospace physician, first female Chief Medical Officer at Kennedy Space Center

Paula Vogel (16 nov 1951 – Washington DC) playwright, university professor, awarded Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Candas Jane Dorsey (16 nov 1952 – Edmonton, Alberta) Canadian poet, editor, essayist, sci-fi novelist, arts journalist, short / long fiction writer

[Jennifer Carolyn] Robin McKinley (16 nov 1952 – Warren OH) fantasy / children’s book author

Victorian Hattam (16 nov 1953 – Australia) Australian-American author, professor, political scientist, focus on role of race, class, and ethnicity in US politics

Allison Anders (16 nov 1954 – Ashland KY) independent film director / producer

Andrea Barrett (16 nov 1954 – Boston MA) novelist, short fiction writer

Attallah Shabazz (16 nov 1958 – Queens NY) author, actress, ambassador, motivational speaker

Sheryl WuDunn (16 nov 1959 – New York NY) Chinese-American author, lecturer, journalist, business executive, Pulitzer Prize winner

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