1969 – Golda Meir Nominated as Prime Minister of Israel

On this date, Golda Meir was nominated by the Labor Party to be Prime Minister of Israel. Born in Kiev, Russia, she moved to Milwaukee with her family in 1906. In 1915 she joined the Labor Zionist Party. In 1917 she married Morris Meyerson and together they moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1921. She was Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 to 1974. Prior to holding this office, she was the Foreign Minister from 1956 to 1965. She retired from political life in 1974. [Source: ]