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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.

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Dr. Joyce Brothers wins $64,000 for boxing expertise

October 27, 1957

Psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers put her boxing trivia to the test and came away with $64,000.

Judith R. Shapiro inaugurated president of Barnard College

October 27, 1994

Judith R. Shapiro was inaugurated as president of Barnard College.

Jan Schakowsky

Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act becomes Law

October 28, 2000

The Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act introduced by Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky became law.

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Anna Rosenberg, first woman to receive Medal of Freedom

October 29, 1945

Anna Rosenberg became the first woman to receive the Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award given by the United States.

Irma Lindheim index

Irma Lindheim became a member of Kibbutz Mishmar Haemek

October 30, 1933

After trading New York City for Northern Israel’s Jezreel Valley, Lindheim became an ardent proponent of the kibbutz movement.

Bette Midler

Bette Midler owns her own voice

October 31, 1989

US Court of Appeals says Bette Midler's voice is distinctive.

Abzug at Women Strike for Peace Protest

Women strike for peace

November 1, 1961

"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 writes "The New Colossus"

November 2, 1883

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.

Against Our Will, by Susan Brownmiller

"Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape" conquers the "Washington Post"

November 2, 1975

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>.

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