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Women in History – 14 february

Esther Hobart Morris (August 8, 1814 – April 3, 1902), was the first woman Justice of the Peace in the United States. She began her tenure as justice on February 14, 1870, serving a term of less than nine months. Esther Hobart was born…
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Women in History – 13 february

Forugh Farrokhzad (January 5, 1935 – February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. Forugh Farrokhzad is arguably one of Iran's most influential female poets of the 20th century. She was a controversial modernist poet and an…
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Women in History – 3 February

Fatemeh Ibrahim Assayed Al-Baltaji or Umm Kulthum, who died February 3, 1975, was an internationally famous Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress active from the 1920s to the 1970s. Known for her extraordinary vocal ability and…
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Women in History – 1 february

Leymah Roberta Gbowee (born 1 February 1972) is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women's peace movement, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. She was…
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Women in History – 31 January

1902 – Alva Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1982 Alva Myrdal (January 31, 1902 –February 1, 1986) was born in Uppsala. She first came to public notice in the 1930s, and was one of the…
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