This Day in Jewish History 1998: 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.

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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...