This Week in History
On March 19, 2009, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elena Kagan as Solicitor General of the United States. By a 61 to 31 vote, Kagan became the first woman Solicitor General in U.S. history.
Choose a date
This Week: March 19 - March 25
Writer and activist Grace Paley was among 182 people arrested in New York City for protesting the Vietnam War draft.
The U.S. Senate confirmed Elena Kagan as the first woman Solicitor General of the United States.
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.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: March 19 – March 25." (Viewed on March 19, 2018) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.