This Day in Jewish History / A former U.S. congresswoman and pioneering feminist dies
Bella Abzug was such a lightning rod for her progressive views that Ralph Nader once estimated her sponsorship of a bill could actually cost it 20-30 votes.
On March 31, 1998, Bella Abzug a three-term former U.S. congresswoman and pioneering feminist, died, at the age of 77. Abzug, who on her first day in the House, in 1971, introduced a resolution calling for an immediate American withdrawal from Vietnam (it was unsuccessful), became nationally recognized overnight for the wide-brimmed hats she always wore, as...
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