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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: August 21 - August 27

Fanny Brooks

Death of pioneer Fanny Brooks

August 21, 1901

Death of Pioneer Fanny Brooks

Lisa Batya Feld on Dorothy Parker Thumbnail

Birth of writer Dorothy Parker

August 22, 1893

Writer Dorothy Parker is born

Dietician Frances Stern connects nutrition to social welfare

August 23, 1914

Pioneering dietician and educator Frances Stern published an article on the importance of nutrition education in the "Boston Globe."

German-language "Die Deborah" first published

August 24, 1855

The first issue of "Die Deborah," a German-language newspaper focused on serving women's interests, was published.

Eugenia Levy Phillips

Union troops arrest Confederate spy Eugenia Levy Phillips

August 24, 1861

Eugenia Levy Phillips was arrested as a Confederate spy.

Gail Greenberg Shapiro

Death of pediatric allergist Gail Greenberg Shapiro

August 25, 2006

Dr. Gail G. Shapiro treated over 36,000 asthma patients over 31 years of work at the same hospital.

Three generations of activist Seaman family mark 10th anniversary of Women's Strike for Equality

August 26, 1980

Three generations of activist Seaman family marched together in the tenth anniversary celebration of the New York Women's Strike for Equality.

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"Women Strike for Equality"

August 26, 1970

A massive "Women Strike for Equality" march in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the 19th amendment took place in New York City and other cities.

Hayley Fields and Jackie Gothard

New Torah scroll presented to the Beth Israel Synagogue in New Orleans

August 27, 2006

Jackie Gothard thanks Hayley Fields for Torah scroll on behalf of Beth Israel Synagogue in New Orleans.

Death of Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg

August 27, 1940

Hadassah activist Alice Seligsberg died.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: August 21 – August 27." (Viewed on August 21, 2017) <>.


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