Jane Jacobs Birthday, Date of Birth

Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs (née Butzner; May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist who influenced urban studies, sociology, and economics. Her book The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) argued that urban renewal did not respect the needs of city-dwellers.

Jacobs organized grassroots efforts to protect neighborhoods from "slum clearance", in particular Robert Moses' plans to overhaul her own Greenwich Village neighborhood. She was instrumental in the eventual cancellation of the Lower Manhattan Expressway, which would have passed directly through SoHo and Little Italy. She was arrested in 1968 for inciting a crowd at a public hearing on that project. After moving to Toronto in 1968, she joined the opposition to the Spadina Expressway and the associated network of expressways in Toronto planned, and under construction.

As a mother and a writer who criticized experts in the male-dominated field of urban planning, Jacobs endured scorn from established figures. She was described as a housewife first. She did not have a college degree or any formal training in urban planning, and her lack of credentials was seized upon as grounds for criticism.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Thursday, May 4, 1916
Place of Birth
Scranton
Age
105
Star Sign

The May 4, 1916 was a Thursday under the star sign of . It was the 124 day of the year. President of the United States was Woodrow Wilson.

If you were born on this day, you are 105 years old. Your last birthday was on the Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 0 days ago. Your next birthday is on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in 364 days. You have lived for 38,351 days, or about 920,443 hours, or about 55,226,597 minutes, or about seconds.

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4th of May 1916 News

News as it appeared on the front page of the New York Times on May 4, 1916

TO SAVE $14,000,000.

Date: 05 May 1916

editorial

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Date: 04 May 1916

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WILSON ACCEPTS SCOTT-OBREGON MEXICAN PLAN; Promises to Prevent Misunderstanding and Strengthens Cordial Relations, He Says. ARMY STAYS FOR A TIME Will Be Gradually Withdrawn as De Facto Troops Clear Chihuahua of Villistas. AWAIT CARRANZA APPROVAL This Is Confidently Expected, and Scott and Obregon May Sign Agreement Today. WILSON ACCEPTS MEXICAN PLAN

Date: 05 May 1916

Special to The New York Times

statement approving tentative agreement reached between Scott and Obregon

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MICHIGAN REPUBLICANS FOR HUGHES AFTER FORD; Justice's Name the Only One Mentioned in State Convention's Resolution.

Date: 04 May 1916

indorsed by Mich. Republican Convention

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TOPICS IN WALL STREET.

Date: 04 May 1916

comment on his request for information concerning bank clerks having had no vacations

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Mr. Marshall's Experiences.

Date: 05 May 1916

EDWARD MARSHALL

Edward MARSHALL

letter correcting account of his behavior on the Sussex

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MINISTRY WILL HOLD ON.; Withdraws Resignation, Preventing Overturn In New South Wales.

Date: 05 May 1916

Ministry withdraws resignation, agreement reached to submit question of abolition of upper house of Parliament to referendum

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YANKEES STUMBLE OVER LAJOIE'S BAT; Veteran's Four-Bagger Puts New Yorkers on Short End of Score in Quaker City.

Date: 04 May 1916

Special to The New York Times

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M' ADOO RETURNS, REPORTING SUCCESS; Found Latin America Anxious to Strengthen All Its Ties with Us. WHAT THE COMMISSION DID Careful Study of Financial Problems a Feature of the Work at Buenos Aires.

Date: 05 May 1916

Special to The New York Times

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PLAN $1,000,000 FUND AT DR. JACOBI DINNER; To be Used for New Buildings for Hospital for Deformities and Joint Diseases. TRUSTEES GIVE $100,000 Guggenheim Brothers Add $10,000 to That, and a Total of $112,000 is Raised in Few Minutes.

Date: 04 May 1916

Donation of $10,000 toward fund for new bldgs. for Hospital for Deformities and Joint Diseases

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