Famous People Who Died on December 30
Women's Rights Activist, Fashion Designer, Publisher, Journalist / 1818 - 1894
Amelia Bloomer was a women's rights activist. She advocated for changes in women's fashion that would be less restrictive. "Bloomers" are named after her.
Educator, Medical Professional, Neurologist, Academic Author / 1909 - 2012
Rita Levi-Montalcini shared the 1986 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for her part in the discovery of a protein that stimulates nerve cell growth.
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profile name: Saddam Hussein profile occupation: World Leader
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profile name: José Rizal profile occupation: Activist, Doctor, Journalist, Poet
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profile name: Sonny Liston profile occupation: Boxer
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profile name: Amelia Bloomer profile occupation: Women's Rights Activist, Fashion Designer, Publisher, Journalist
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profile name: Rita Levi-Montalcini profile occupation: Educator, Medical Professional, Neurologist, Academic Author
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