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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: February 20 - February 26

Theda Bara, 1915

"New York Times" profile of silent film star, Theda Bara

February 20, 1916

Silent film star Theda Bara was profiled in the "New York Times," following her appearance in "A Fool There Was" in 1915.

Lisa Batya Feld on Batwoman's Proposal to Maggie Sawyer thumbnail

Batwoman proposes marriage to Maggie Sawyer

February 20, 2013

"Batwoman is an important character, and a socially important one that has meaning that extends well beyond the printed pages of the world she lives in."

Wanda Landowska

Early music harpsichordist Wanda Landowska plays Bach at New York City's Town Hall

February 21, 1942

Wanda Landowska, credited with reviving harpsichord music in the 20th century, performed Bach's "Goldberg Variations" at New York City's Town Hall. It was the first 20th-century performance of this work on the harpsichord.

"New Orleans Times-Picayune" celebrates 100th birthday of Elizabeth D.A. Cohen, Louisiana's first practicing female physician

February 22, 1920

The "New Orleans Times-Picayune" published an interview with Elizabeth D.A. Cohen, the first practicing female physician in Louisiana, on her 100th birthday.

Judith Kaye, Presidential Libraries Conference, Hyde Park, New York

Judith Kaye is nominated as Chief Judge of New York State Court

February 22, 1993

New York Judge Judith Kaye was nominated by Governor Mario Cuomo to become the first female Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.

Passover Music Box

Singer Shirley Cohen Steinberg records the beloved Passover song “One Morning”

February 23, 1951

Singer Shirley Cohen Steinberg records the beloved Passover song One Morning.

Henrietta Szold and the Provisional Zionist Committee, New York, circa 1915

Founding of Hadassah: The Women's Zionist Organization of America

February 24, 1912

Founding of Hadassah, the organization which brought American Jewish women into the ranks of Zionism's most influential activists.

Rose Pesotta, 1965

Labor activist Rose Pesotta organizes in Akron, Ohio

February 25, 1936

Labor activist Rose Pesotta aided striking workers of Goodyear Rubber tire factory in Akron, Ohio.

Sally Fox

Death of artist and photograph editor Sally Fox

February 26, 2006

Sally Fox - "I am driven to try to document what women are really doing, so they won't be taken for granted."

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: February 20 – February 26." (Viewed on February 23, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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