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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: September 26 - October 2

Steve Benson on the Birth of Rebecca Solomon Thumbnail

Birth of Victorian painter Rebecca Solomon

September 26, 1832

"That Rebecca Solomon was among the first Jewish women artists, if not the first, makes her career and artwork even more important.”

Judith Rosenbaum on Emma Goldman's Arrest Thumbnail

Emma Goldman released from jail and then reimprisoned

September 27, 1919

Emma Goldman, described by J. Edgar Hoover as "beyond doubt, [one] of the most dangerous anarchists in this country," was released from a two-year prison term, only to be immediately rearrested.

Bonnie Franklin and the "One Day at a Time" Cast, 1975

“One Day at a Time” starring Bonnie Franklin begins its second season.

September 28, 1976

"I just want to say, ‘C’mon guys, I’m an intelligent person, why don’t you just trust me?’ But you can’t give up.” - Actress Bonnie Franklin

Peggy Charren

Honor for children's television activist Peggy Charren

September 29, 1995

Peggy Charren, education advocate and founder of Action for Children's Television, received a Presidential Medal of Freedom acknowledging her almost three decades of advocacy.

Steve Benson on Ruth Gruber Thumbnail

Writer Ruth Gruber born

September 30, 1911

Writer and humanitarian Ruth Gruber, who led a 1944 American mission to save 1000 WWII refugees, was born.

Judith Rosenbaum on Anita Diamant's "The Red Tent" Thumbnail

Anita Diamant publishes "The Red Tent"

October 1, 1997

Anita Diamant’s imaginative engagement with the world of biblical women emerged with the publication of "The Red Tent."

Annie Leibovitz

Birth of photographer Annie Leibovitz

October 2, 1949

Annie Leibovitz, known for her photographic portraits of celebrities, was born.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: September 26 – October 2." (Viewed on September 26, 2016) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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