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Betty Friedan

Writer Betty Friedan

Profession: Writer

United States of America

Biography: The Feminine Mystique, first president of the National Organization for Women

Born: February 4, 1921
Birthplace: Peoria, Illinois, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: February 4, 2006 (aged 85)
Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Historical Events

  • 1963-02-19 "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan, widely credited as the start of second-wave feminism, is published
  • 1966-10-29 National Organization of Women founded in Washington D.C. with Betty Friedan as President
  • 1971-07-10 National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) founded in US by women including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Myrlie Evers-Williams and Gloria Steinem

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