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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 4, 2008.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007.
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Feminist icon Betty Friedan dies at age 85

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Betty Friedan, feminist, writer and a founder of the National Organization for Women died of heart failure in her Washington home Saturday at age 85.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2006 with 330 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2005 with 330 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2004 with 331 to follow.
By United Press International

Review: 'America's women'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- What quickly becomes evident in Gail Collins' "America's Women" is the fact that women are strong, resourceful, and resilient and, sooner or later, attain their goals, whether the right to vote, a career in the Armed Forces or access to jobs previously co
SHIRLEY SAAD

Book Review: "All That" and happy love

When Betsy Blair became Mrs. Gene Kelly, if this story had a typical Hollywood ending, they would have danced their way to fame and fortune and a happily-ever-aftering life, but as Blair tells us in
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2003 with 330 to follow.
By United Press International

Businesswoman: Looking back, looking ahead

ST LOUIS, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Today is Women's Equality Day -- a celebration of a significant date in women's history. It recognizes the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which, after decades of struggle and heroism, gave more than half the population in this country
SUSAN WILSON SOLOVIC, UPI Columnist

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2002 with 330 to follow. The moon is in its last quarter.
By United Press International

The voice of American women

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- From Anne Hutchinson to Sojourner Truth, from Gloria Steinem to Betty Friedan, and from Eleanor Roosevelt to Hillary Rodham Clinton, American women have always found a way to get their voice heard.
SHIRLEY SAAD
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Betty Friedan
Feminist Betty Friedan, who celebrates her 65th birthday on February 4, 1986 in Los Angeles, says the women’s movement is treading waters and worries that baby boomers will take the gains made early feminists for granted. Friedan also says that at 65 her life is more fun than it ever was. (UPI Photo/Debra Myrent/Files)
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Betty Friedan (1921 - 2006) was an American writer, activist and feminist, widely credited with, and perhaps best remembered for, starting the "Second Wave" of the Women's Movement in the United States with her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique, and as the primary founder of the National Organization for Women in 1966 which aimed to bring women "into the mainstream of American society now" in "fully equal partnership with men". She also wrote the book' 'Our Wayward Sons

In 1970, after stepping down as NOW's first president in 1969, Friedan organized the nation-wide Women's Strike for Equality on August 26, the 50th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution granting women the right to vote. The national strike was successful beyond expectations in broadening the feminist movement. The New York City march alone attracted over 50,000 women.

Friedan joined other leading feminists, such as Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, Fannie Lou Hamer, Bella Abzug, and Myrlie Evers-Williams in founding the National Women's Political Caucus in 1971. In 1977 she joined some of the movement's most visible and influential leaders, and 20,000 other women, at the International Women's Year federally-funded convention, the National Women's Conference, a legislative conference which sent a report to President Jimmy Carter, the United States Congress, and all the states on how to achieve equality.

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