This Week in History
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This Week: March 20 - March 26
Senda Berenson, the "Mother of Women's Basketball," organized and officiated at the first women's basketball game.
Four handbags created for U.S. first ladies by Judith Leiber, luxury handbag doyenne, were featured in a New-York Historical Society exhibit that opened on March 22, 2005.
In a review of "I Can Get It for You Wholesale," the "New York Times" declared Barbra Streisand "the evening's find."
A fire in the Triangle Waist Factory killed 146 workers, mostly young Jewish and Italian women, sparking a wave of labor activism and factory reform legislation.
Rabbi Janet Marder was elected the first female president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: March 20 – March 26." (Viewed on March 24, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.