12 dec 05 | women.born.today

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz (05 dec 1822 – 27 jun 1907 | Boston MA – Arlington MA) author, educator, Radcliffe College co-founder / first president, natural history researcher

Jane Loeau (05 dec 1828 – 30 jul 1873 Waimea HI – Puunui HI) Hawaiian Chieftess, royal family member

Susan Hale (05 dec 1833 – 17 sep 1910 | Boston MA – Matunuck RI) artist, author, educator, world traveler, literary / Unitarian family member

Alice Brown (05 dec 1857 – 21 jun 1948 | Hampton Falls NH – Boston MA) poet, novelist, playwright

Louise Beaudet (05 dec 1859 – 31 dec 1947 | Tours, France – New York NY) French-American opera singer, stage / silent film actress, opera touring company founder

Frances Theodora Parsons (05 dec 1861 – 10 jun 1952 | New York NY – Katonah NY) author, artist, botanist, suffragist, wildflower specialist, aka Mrs. William Starr Dana

Aimée Isabella Crocker (05 dec 1864 – 7 feb 1941 | Sacramento CA – New York NY) author, mystic, heiress, princess, Bohemian, art collector, world traveler

Rose Wilder Lane (05 dec 1886 – 30 oct 1968 | De Smet SD – Danbury CT) novelist, short fiction writer, political essayist

Celia Dropkin (05 dec 1887 – 18 aug 1956 | Bobruysk, Belarus – New York NY) Yiddish-American poet, aka Tsilye Drapkin

Mildred Scott Olmsted (05 dec 1890 – 02 jul 1990 | Glenolden PA – Rose Valley PA) peace activist, social worker, civil libertarian, member Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Mary Willie [Grace] Moore (05 dec 1898 – 26 jun 1947 | Del Rio TN – Copenhagen, Denmark) operatic soprano, film / musical theatre actress, autobiographical author, aka Tennessee Nightingale

Resia Schor (05 dec 1910 – 27 nov 2006 | Lublin, Poland – New York NY) Polish-American artist, painter, sculptor, silversmith

Kate Simon (05 dec 1912 – 04 feb 1990 | Warsaw, Poland – Manhattan NY) Polish-American, born Laila Grobsmith, editor, travel writer, travel guide author, autobiographical author

Charity Edna Adams Earley (05 dec 1918 – 13 jan 2002 | Kittrell NC – Dayton OH) teacher, community activist, first African-American WAAC officer, friend of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Poldine Demoski Carlo (05 dec 1920 – Nulato, Territory of Alaska) author, memoirist, Alaskan Koyukon Athabaskan elder

Casey Ribicoff (05 dec 1922 – 22 aug 2011 | Chicago IL – New York NY) socialite, philanthropist, born Lois Ruth Mell, political family member by marriage

Ruth Goldbloom (05 dec 1923 – 29 aug 2012 | New Waterford, Nova Scotia – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia) Jewish-Canadian, philanthropist, Pier 21 Museum co-founder / administrator

Bonnie Jean Churchill (28 dec 1928 – Chicago IL) editor, author, columnist, radio personality, former child actress

Joan Didion (05 dec 1934 – Sacramento CA) novelist, essayist, memoirist, literary journalist

Naomi Wilzig (05 dec 1934 – 07 apr 2015 | Newark NJ – Miami FL) author, art collector, owner / director World Erotic Art Museum

Jeanette Scovotti (05 dec 1936 – New York NY) coloratura soprano

Dianne Esther Cunningham (05 dec 1939 – Toronto, Ontario) politician, former elementary school teacher, Director of Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management

Mary Jo Nye (05 dec 1941 – Nashville TN) editor, author, science historian, humanities professor, scientific discovery and social / political phenomena specialist

Carol Kontos (05 dec 1946 – Sterling IL) professor, Maine State politician

Baayork Lee (05 dec 1946 – New York NY) Asian-American author, actress, singer, dancer, theatre director, choreographer

Phoebe Elizabeth Hirsch (05 dec 1949 – New York NY) political activist, aka Sue Elinda Cohen, former member of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and Weatherman Underground (WUO)

Lois Brako (05 dec 1950 – US) author, botanist, explorer, essayist, mycologist

Pearl Calahasen (05 dec 1952 – Grouard, Alberta) politician, first Métis woman elected to public office in Alberta

Jamie Luskin McCourt (05 dec 1953 – Baltimore MD) vintner, investor, visiting professor, patron of the arts, former co-owner Los Angeles Dodgers, highest ranking woman in Major League Baseball

Joan Crockatt (05 dec 1955 – Lloydminster, Alberta) politician, former business journalist, communications consultant, national public affairs commentator

Meile Louise Rockefeller (05 dec 1955 – Brooklyn NY) lawyer, heiress, philanthropist, real estate developer, political family member

Mary Williams Walsh (05 dec 1955 – Wausau WI) investigative journalist

Veneeta Dayal (05 dec 1956 – India) Indian-American author, linguist, essayist, journal editor, professor of linguistics

Donna Fiducia (05 dec 1956 – Essex County NJ) speaker, actress, lecturer, media coach, political advisor, production company founder / director

Sharon Mesmer (05 dec 1960 – Chicago IL) Polish-American poet, author