Annie Londonderry

Annie Londonderry was the first woman to bicycle around the world. She was a Jewish Latvian immigrant to the U.S., born as Annie Cohen, when married she became Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, but she gained fame as Annie Londonderry.  Annie was a 24 year old mother of three children when in […]

Agnes Keleti

Happy 102nd Birthday to Ágnes Keleti, Holocaust survivor and world champion gymnast! Born in Budapest on January 9, 1921, Keleti (née Klein) was the Hungarian National Champion in gymnastics by age 16. But in 1941, she was expelled from her gymnastics club due to her religion and was forced to […]