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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.

Aline Milton Bernstein Saarinen becomes first woman to head overseas U.S. TV news bureau

April 13, 1971

Aline Milton Bernstein Saarinen was named chief of the Paris bureau of the National Broadcasting Company, becoming the first woman to head an overseas bureau in television.

Antin, Mary - still image [media]

Review of Mary Antin's "The Promised Land" appears in the "New York Times"

April 14, 1912

A review of Mary Antin's "The Promised Land," an autobiography recounting her life in the Russian Pale of Settlement and as an immigrant in Boston, appeared in the "New York Times."

Photo of a Large Garment Factory

“The Factory Girl’s Danger” published in The Outlook

April 15, 1911

“No, we've got to keep on working, no matter what the danger.  It's work or starve.  That's all there is to it."

Angela Buchdahl

Angela Buchdahl named one of America’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis

April 16, 2011

"Once people enter my synagogue and hear me chant, the fact that I am Korean begins to melt away.” Rabbi Angela Buchdahl

Selma Waldman photo - still image [media]

Death of Seattle Artist and Activist Selma Waldman

April 17, 2008
“I am an artist . . . enamored of charcoal (the tool that does not lie) and the act of drawing." - Selma Waldman
Strauss, Annette - still image [media]

Annette Greenfield Strauss becomes first elected female mayor of Dallas

April 18, 1987

Annette Greenfield Strauss became the first elected woman mayor of Dallas, Texas.

Chicago, Judy 2 - still image [media]

Judy Chicago's "The Dinner Party" acquired by the Brooklyn Museum

April 18, 2002

Judy Chicago's monumental sculpture and icon of feminist art, "The Dinner Party," was acquired by the Brooklyn Museum.

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler is named to Time’s 100 Most Influential People.

April 18, 2012
"A handful of years ago no one in entertainment had heard of her.” Chelsea Handler

Ten works by Diane Arbus are featured in Venice Biennale

April 19, 1972

Ten photographs by the late Diane Arbus were chosen for the Venice Biennale, marking the first time an American photographer was honored at this event.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: April 13 – April 19." (Viewed on April 18, 2015) <http://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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