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Flexner was a Jewish-American scientist who was a fighter against all diseases. He probed and pushed to… [More] find the causes and cures for human ailments. As a result of his work, he became the director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. He developed a serum treatment for meningitis. The bacteria species “Shigella flexneri” was named after Flexner. [Less]
1911: Jack Ruby
Born Jacob Leon Rubenstein, Ruby was was convicted of the November 24, 1963 murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the… [More] accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Ruby was convicted of the murder on March 14, 1964, Ruby appealed his conviction and death sentence. As a date for his new trial was being set, he died of lung cancer. Ruby, a Jew, was linked to the Italian Mafia. [Less]
1965: Sarah Jessica Parker
Parker is a Jewish- American film, television, and theater actress and producer. She was a dancer and… [More] actress before landing the main role in the hit TV show “Sex and the City.” Particularly after the show ended, she became known as a fashion icon — in large part due to her outfits and unique style on “Sex and the City.” She has a successful perfume line and is married to actor Matthew Broderick. [Less]