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Margaret Sanger

Nurse Margaret Sanger

Profession: Nurse

United States of America

Biography: Popularized the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in US, founded American Birth Control League (now Planned Parenthood Federation of America)

Born: September 14, 1879
Birthplace: Corning, New York, USA
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: September 6, 1966 (aged 86)
Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Married Life

  • 1922-09-18 Nurse Margaret Sanger (43) weds James Noah Henry Slee in Bloomsbury, London

Historical Events

  • 1916-10-16 Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic in the US at 46 Amboy St, Brooklyn
  • 1916-10-26 American sex educator Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)

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