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Peggy Guggenheim was an American art collector, bohemian and socialite. Born to a wealthy New York City… [More] family, she was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim (who went down with the Titanic in 1912) and the niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim, who would establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (which runs the Guggenheim Museum on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, and others). Peggy Guggenheim created a noted art collection in Europe and America primarily between 1938 and 1946. In 1949, she settled in Venice, and exhibited her collection for the rest of her life. [Less]
1906: Albert Sabin
Sabin was a Jewish-American medical researcher who is best known for developing an oral polio vaccine. He… [More] was born in Poland and received his medical degree from New York University. In 1969-1972, he lived and worked in Israel as the President of Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. [Less]
1935: Aaron Albert ‘Al’ Silvera
Silvera was a Jewish-American Major League Baseball player, an outfielder (leftfielder) who played parts of two… [More] seasons for the Cincinnati Redlegs in 1955–1956. He was the nephew of former Major League pitcher “Subway Sam” Nahem. [Less]