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This Week in History

This Week in History

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This Week: June 19 - June 25

The Women’s Mizrachi Federation in America, Detroit Meeting, circa 1960s

Mizrachi Women meet independently for first time

June 19, 1939

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

Judith Rosenbaum on Ethel Rosenberg Thumbnail

Execution of Ethel Rosenberg

June 19, 1953

Ethel Rosenberg was executed alongside her husband, Julius Rosenberg.

Hilary Price

First syndicated appearance of "Rhymes With Orange"

June 19, 1995

Hilary Price became the youngest woman ever to have a syndicated daily cartoon strip when "Rhymes With Orange" appeared in national newspapers for the first time.

Fanny Brice

Fanny Brice's Ziegfeld Follies debut

June 20, 1910

Comic actress Fanny Brice appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies for the first time.

Felice Gaer asks U.N. to take on anti-Semitism

June 21, 2004

Human rights activist Felice Gaer addressed the United Nations Conference on Anti-Semitism.

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Birth of Cancer Patient Advocate Rose Kushner

June 22, 1929

"We women should be free, knowledgeable, and completely conscious when the time comes for a decision, so that we can make it for ourselves." Cancer patient advocate Rose Kushner

Anna Halprin

Anna Halprin receives lifetime achievement award in modern dance

June 23, 1997

Anna Halprin was awarded the Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement in modern dance.

Maxine Singer

Biochemist Maxine Frank Singer receives National Medal of Science

June 23, 1992

Maxine Frank Singer, a leading biochemistry researcher and advocate of science education, was awarded the National Medal of Science.

amFAR AIDS Research Logo

Spotlight on work of AIDS activist Mathilde Krim

June 24, 1983

The "New York Times" reported on Mathilde Krim's newly established AIDS Medical Foundation.

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First woman to cycle the globe begins journey

June 25, 1894

Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, known as Annie Londonderry, began a round-the-world bicycle trip. She became the first woman to travel around the globe by bicycle.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "This Week in History: June 19 – June 25." (Viewed on June 25, 2017) <https://jwa.org/thisweek>.

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