1819: Anna Cora Mowatt, US playwright & actress who effortlessly jumped between writing the words & saying them, born.
1840: Constance Fenimore Woolson, US novelist & short story writer of fictions about Great Lakes region & the US South, born.
1885: Dr. Louise Pearce, Belgian physician who helped develop cure for trypanosomiasis, born. http://bit.ly/Y7RoCV
1898: Soong Mei-ling, AKA Madame Chiang Kai-shek, First Lady of China, chairman of Fu Jen Catholic University, born.
1931: Geraldyn Cobb, aviator, 1st woman to pass qualifying exams for astronaut training but not allowed to train because of her gender, born.
1948: Leslie Marmon Silko, Native American writer of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, 1 of the key figures in 1st Wave the Native American Renaissance, born.