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Betsy Bakker-Nort

Betsy Bakker-Nort (1874–1946) was a Dutch feminist, lawyer, and politician who served as a member of the House of Representatives for the Free-thinking Democratic League (VDB) from 1922 to 1942. Born in Groningen, she became involved with the feminist movement in 1894. At age 34, Bakker-Nort started studying law, realising that the fight for women's rights required a thorough understanding of the law. In the 1922 general election, the first in which women were allowed to vote, she was elected to parliament and became the VDB's first female representative. She was re-elected four times and was an advocate for more women's rights with respect to marriage and labour law. She took a leading role in preparations for a 1930 League of Nations conference. After the German invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940, Bakker-Nort did not return to parliament. From December 1942 she was detained in internment and concentration camps. She was liberated in June 1945 and died the following year. (Full article...)

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During the 1990s, there were 36 number-one albums on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. Published in Billboard magazine, it is a record chart that features Latin music sales information. The data is compiled by Nielsen SoundScan from a sample that includes music stores, music departments at electronics and department stores, Internet sales (both physical and digital) and verifiable sales from concert venues in the United States. The chart was first published on July 10, 1993. One album peaked at number one in the first year of publication: Mi Tierra, by Cuban singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan (pictured). Mi Tierra spent 25 weeks at number one in 1993 and 33 weeks at this position in 1994. Segundo Romance by Mexican singer Luis Miguel also peaked at number one; this album was at the top for 29 weeks, starting in late 1994. Five albums by Tex-Mex music performer Selena reached number one on the chart; her album Amor Prohibido was number one during four separate stretches. The self-titled debut album by Enrique Iglesias was atop the chart for 11 weeks. Two albums related to the song "Macarena" hit the top spot of the chart: (Full list...)

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