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Writer Ruth Gruber born

September 30, 1911

Writer and humanitarian Ruth Gruber, who led a 1944 American mission to save 1000 WWII refugees, was born.

Birth of musician, writer, journalist, Eugenia Zukerman

September 25, 1944

Eugenia Zukerman, multitalented flutist, author, and journalist, was born.

Birth of dance scholar Selma Jeanne Cohen

September 18, 1920

Selma Jeanne Cohen, who sought to make dance scholarship a respected academic discipline, was born.

Death of early music pioneer Wanda Landowska

August 16, 1959

Harpsichordist and composer Wanda Landowska, who was credited with the 20th-century revival of harpsichord music, died.

Birth of conservative intellectual Gertrude Himmelfarb

August 8, 1922

Conservative intellectual Gertrude Himmelfarb was born.

Selma Jeanne Cohen's "Encyclopedia of Dance"

July 26, 1998

The International Encyclopedia of Dance, edited by dance historian Selma Jeanne Cohen, was reviewed in the New York Times.

Emma Goldman's "What I Believe"

July 19, 1908

The "New York World" published Emma Goldman's anarchist manifesto, "What I Believe."

Meetings held to plan National Organization for Women

June 30, 1966

The foundation for the National Organization for Women was laid at a meeting in Betty Friedan's hotel room in Washington, DC.

Publication of "Jewish and Female"

June 1, 1984

Susan Weidman Schneider published "Jewish and Female: Choices and Changes in Our Lives Today."

Birth of feminist Letty Cottin Pogrebin

June 9, 1939

Birth of writer, feminist, and peace activist Letty Cottin Pogrebin.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Non-Fiction." (Viewed on February 14, 2016) <>.


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