This Week in History
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This Week: July 27 - August 2
Artistic iconoclast and literary pioneer Gertrude Stein dies in France.
The "Jewish Exponent" announced that Henrietta Szold would be moving to Philadelphia from her home in Baltimore to serve as the secretary and first paid employee of the Jewish Publication Society.
Deborah Kaufman's documentary film, "Blacks and Jews," aired on PBS.
Blanche Wolf Knopf, longtime leader of the publishing company Alfred A. Knopf, was born.
The WAVES program, enlisting female volunteers in the U.S. Navy, was established. Miriam Miller was among the first enlistees.
Canadian Bobbie Rosenfeld won an Olympic silver medal in the 100-meter race. The 1928 Olympics, held in Amsterdam, were the first in which women were allowed to compete in track & field events.
Reconstructionist rabbi Linda Joy Holtzman became the first woman to lead a U.S. Jewish congregation when she was appointed the spiritual leader of the Coatesville, PA, Beth Israel Congregation.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made a triumphant return to Congress to cast her vote on the debt ceiling, seven months after being shot.
The first issue of the "Saturday Review of Literature," founded and edited by Amy Loveman, appeared.
Lillian Copeland won an Olympic gold medal in discus. At the previous Olympics, in 1928, she had won the silver in the same event. Her 1932 toss set a new world record.
Children's television favorite Shari Lewis, a puppeteer who created the characters Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse, died.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: July 27 – August 2." (Viewed on August 2, 2015) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.