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Opening of Barnard College

October 7, 1889

Driven by the passionate lobbying efforts of activist Annie Nathan Meyer, Barnard College opened its doors in a rented Madison Avenue brownstone.

Birth of "Grand lady of the southwest frontier" in New York City

September 10, 1857

Flora Langerman Spiegelberg, the "Grand lady of the southwest frontier," was born.

Drisha Institute graduates its first female Talmud scholars

August 18, 1996

The Drisha Institute for Jewish Education graduated its first class.

Death of early music pioneer Wanda Landowska

August 16, 1959

Harpsichordist and composer Wanda Landowska, who was credited with the 20th-century revival of harpsichord music, died.

Mizrachi Women meet independently for first time

June 19, 1939

The first independent meeting of the Mizrachi Women's Organization opened.

Birth of Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, editor and commentator on American Jewish life

June 17, 1908

Longtime editor of the "Jewish Spectator," Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, was born.

Clara de Hirsch Home for Working Girls opens

May 22, 1899

The Clara de Hirsch Home for Working Girls, a residence and vocational training center for young women, opened its doors.

Senda Berenson officiates at first collegiate women's basketball game

March 22, 1893

Senda Berenson, the "Mother of Women's Basketball," organized and officiated at the first women's basketball game.

Public health pioneer Margaret Arnstein appointed dean of Yale School of Nursing

March 13, 1967

Public Health pioneer Margaret Arnstein was appointed dean of the Yale School of Nursing.

Vocational Training Schools in the United States

For nearly fifty years, vocational training schools enabled immigrant women and their single daughters to aspire to, and in many instances actually attain, a higher standard of living.

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