This Week in History
This Week in History offers a unique calendar of American Jewish experience—connecting specific dates throughout the year to an array of compelling historic events related to American Jewish women.
Phoebe Yates Levy Pember, who gained fame as a Richmond nurse during the Civil War, was born.
"The Village I Knew," choreographed by Sophie Maslow, was first performed.
The Drisha Institute for Jewish Education graduated its first class.
Birth of Vera Weisbord, Radical
Jacqueline Susann was the first writer to have three consecutive novels hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
Death of Pioneer Fanny Brooks
Writer Dorothy Parker is born
Pioneering dietician and educator Frances Stern published an article on the importance of nutrition education in the "Boston Globe."
The first issue of "Die Deborah," a German-language newspaper focused on serving women's interests, was published.
Eugenia Levy Phillips was arrested as a Confederate spy.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: August 18 – August 24." (Viewed on August 21, 2014) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.