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.
Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers put her boxing trivia to the test and came away with $64,000.
Judith R. Shapiro was inaugurated as president of Barnard College.
The Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act introduced by Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky became law.
Anna Rosenberg became the first woman to receive the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the United States.
After trading New York City for Northern Israel’s Jezreel Valley, Lindheim became an ardent proponent of the kibbutz movement.
US Court of Appeals says Bette Midler's voice is distinctive.
"End the Arms Race - Not the Human Race" was the slogan of the first day-long strike organized by the Women Strike For Peace organization.
Emma Lazarus wrote her famous poem, "The New Colossus," which has become indelibly associated with the American ideal of freedom represented by the Statue of Liberty.
The impact of the publication of "Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape" was reflected in four different articles published in the "Washington Post."
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: October 27 – November 2." (Viewed on November 1, 2014) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.