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Ruben was a Chicago native born to Jewish immigrant parents. He gained fame as a producer, writer, and… [More] director of the some of the most popular comedy shows in the United States during the 1960s and 70s. The shows included “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Gomer Pyle, USMC,” and “Sanford and Son.” The Griffith Show was America’s idyllic version of the all-American life in a small town. [Less]
1922: Yitzhak Rabin
Rabin was an Israeli prime minister, statesman, and general. He served two terms as prime minister until he was… [More] assassinated in 1995. He was a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, together with president Shimon Peres and PLO leader Yasser Arafat, in 1994. Historians believe he was assassinated by Yigal Amir, a far-right wing Israeli, because of the concessions he was planning to make for peace with the Palestinians. During his military career, Rabin was in the Haganah before the creation of the state of Israel. During the 1948 War he directed operations in Jerusalem, which included “Burma Road” and fighting the Egyptians. [Less]
1936: Shirley P. Glass
Known as “the godmother of infidelity research,” Dr. Glass was a psychologist who researched and… [More] aimed to redefine the nature of infidelity. She wrote the famous book “Not Just Friends” and suggested that the gender gap between men and women, vis-a-vis which is more likely to cheat, was shrinking. She was also the mother of Ira Glass, the producer of “This American Life,” a beloved syndicated American radio show. [Less]