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Barbara Hauer Fritchie (03 dec 1766 – 18 dec 1862 | Lancaster PA – Frederick City MD) folk figure, American Civil War Union activist

Margaret [Peggy] O’Neill (or O’Neale) Eaton (03 dec 1799 – 08 nov 1879 | Washington DC – Washington DC) folk / political figure, involved in US President Andrew Jackson Petticoat Affair

Louisa Susannah Cheves McCord (03 dec 1810 – 23 nov 18979 | Charleston SC – Charleston SC) poet, author, suffragist, playwright, translator, political essayist

Phoebe Elizabeth Apperson Hearst (03 dec 1842 – 13 apr 1919 | Franklin MO – Pleasanton CA) feminist, suffragist, philanthropist, anthropology museum founder, kindergarten activist / director / benefactor

Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (03 dec 1842 – 30 mar 1911 | Dunstable MA – Boston MA) author, chemist, educator, home economist

Floride Green (03 dec 1863 – 24 nov 1936 | Mobile AL – Stockton CA) photographer

Anne Brigman (03 dec 1869 – 08 feb 1950 | Honolulu HI – El Monte CA) photographer, original US Photo-Secession movement member

Agnes Inglis (03 dec 1870 – 30 jan 1952 | Detroit MI – Detroit MI) archivist, anarchist, librarian

Esther Mary Clark Hill (03 dec 1876 – 21 mar 1932 | Shaw KS – Topeka KS) poet, journalist

Santa Biondo (03 dec 1892 – 15 feb 1989 | Sicily, Italy – Stamford CT ) Italian-American operatic lyrico-spinto soprano

Edith Fisher Hunter (03 dec 1919 – 28 apr 2012 | Roxbury MA – Weathersfield VT) editor, author, gardener, social activist, public radio commentator

Phyllis Curtin (03 dec 1921 – 05 jun 2016 | Clarksburg WV – Great Barrington MA) artistic advisor, master voice teacher, concert / operatic classical soprano

Barbara Brooks Wallace (03 dec 1922 – Suzhou, China) American children’s / young adult novelist

Dorothy Corothers [Dede] Allen (03 dec 1923 – 17 apr 2010 | Cincinnati OH – Los Angeles CA) film editor, producer

Barbara Probst Solomon (03 dec 1928 – New York NY) author, essayist, journalist, distinguished professor

Morgan Llywelyn (03 dec 1937 – New York NY) Irish-American historical / fantasy novelist, non-fiction author, born Sally Snider

Sally Shlaer (03 dec 1938 – 12 nov 1998 | Cleveland OH – Berkeley CA) author, methodologist, mathematician, innovative software engineer

Terry Cole-Whittaker (03 dec 1939 – Los Angeles CA) aka Dr. Terry, New Thought author, minister, founded Terry Cole-Whittaker Ministries and Adventures in Enlightenment

Joyce Marie Horman (03 dec 1944 – Owatonna MN) public speaker, human rights activist, husband killed in Chile, founded Horman Truth Foundation

Laura Dean (03 dec 1945 – Staten Island NY) dancer, composer, choreographer

LaRita [Rita] Aragon (03 dec 1947 – Oklahoma US) retired US Air National Guard general, first female Oklahoma Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Cayle Chernin (03 dec 1947 – 18 feb 2011 | Cape Breton, Nova Scotia – Toronto, Ontario) Canadian writer, actress, producer, aka Lorraine Sinclair

Danielle Trussart (03 dec 1948 – Montreal, Quebec) author, teacher, folklorist, children’s writer, innkeeper, alternative school founder / educator

Erica De Mane (03 dec 1953 – Bronx NY) chef, food writer, healthy Italian cooking specialist

Grace Andreacchi (03 dec 1954 – New York NY) poet, novelist, playwright

Melody Anderson (03 dec 1955 – Edmonton, Alberta) retired actress, social worker, public speaker, addictions / recovery activist

Sheree Fitch (03 dec 1956 – Ottawa, Ontario) poet, author, children’s writer, literacy advocate

Kathleen Finneran (03 dec 1957 – St Louis MO) author, essayist, memoirist, professor, creative writing workshop leader

Terri Windling (03 dec 1958 – Fort Dix NJ) artist, editor, essayist, adult / children’s author

Daryl Christine Hannah (03 dec 1960 – Chicago IL) actress, documentary filmmaker, social / political / environmental / anti-sexual slavery activist

Noy Holland (03 dec 1960 – Massachusetts US) author, professor