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This Week in History: A fact for July

July 13, 1935

Tillie Lewis, who introduced Italian tomatoes to America, opened the first cannery owned by a woman on her 34th birthday.

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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 July." (Viewed on April 20, 2014) <http://jwa.org/thisweek/jul/random>.