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This Week in History: A fact for December

December 26, 1907

16-year-old Pauline Newman kicks off start of the largest rent strike New York City had ever seen; the strike helped lead to the eventual establishment of rent control in New York.

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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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Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: A fact for December." (Viewed on April 16, 2014) <http://jwa.org/thisweek/dec/random>.