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    This will be a thread where we post what happened on this date in history.

    (Date, for purpose of this thread is the solar calendar)

    May 25th

    2) 1979- American Airlines Flight 191, from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles International Airport, crashed during take-off on May 25, 1979 at approximately 15:04 CDT. The McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 had 258 passengers and 13 crew onboard. There were no survivors. Two persons on the ground were also killed. In terms of total fatalities it remains the deadliest single airliner accident on U.S. soil.


    1241 – 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfort-on-the-Main Germany

    1660 – English King Charles II lands in Dover

    1925 – John T. Scopes was indicted in Tennessee for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution.

    1784 – Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek

    1787 – The Constitutional Convention convened in Philadelphia under the leadership of George Washington, in order to establish a new U.S. government.

    1844 – The first telegraphed news dispatch, sent from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore, appeared in the Baltimore Patriot.


    2000- israel takes out most of its troops from lebanon


    May 26th:

    May 26, 1864–President Lincoln signed an enabling act creating the Territory of Montana. Twenty-five years later, on November 8, 1889, Montana became the forty-first state.

    Today is Tuesday, May 26, the 146th day of 2009. There are 219 days left in the year.

    On May 26, 1940, the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began during World War II.

    In 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges.

    In 1908, the first major oil strike in the Middle East occurred in Masjid-i-Suleiman, Persia (present-day Iran).


    May 26th:


    26th May in History


    Petrol rationing in Britain is ended.


    The Second World War: Operation Dynamo begins; the evacuation of British and Allied troops from the shores of Dunkirk, France.


    President Calvin Coolidge introduces strict immigration laws in America in an attempt to isolate the country in the wake of the First World War.


    May 26, 1896

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average is born. There was no crying at the time its birth, unlike at most births, but in its 113 years of existence it has brought about more than enough tears to compensate.


    ames; lamost until 3 pm today, wow!


    I believe wikipedia does this if you type in the date


    If it’s what you want, then I am happy for you. I don’t need to sabotage the efforts of others who are trying to break an addiction in order to feel complacent.


    ames: are you really serious about cracking this cr addiction?! ;(


    1988 Senate ratified a treaty eliminating medium-range nuclear missiles

    1985 Britain agrees to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

    1985 Inaugural bands parade for President Reagan

    1982 John McMullen buys NHL Colorodo Rockies and gets approval to move to NJ

    1981 Liverpool wins 26th Europe Cup 1 at Paris–for our u.k. folks

    1977 New York City fines George Willig 1 cents for each of 110 stories he climbed

    1975 Worst motor vehicle disaster in U.K.; bus full of elderly women plunges Dibble’s Bridge Yorkshire, killing 38

    1969 Walt Disney World construction begins

    1948 Arabs blow up Jewish synagogue Hurvat Rabbi Yehudah he-Hasid

    1937 Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, dedicated

    1893 Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland

    good day all!


    May 27 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., was opened to pedestrian traffic. (Vehicular traffic began crossing the bridge the next day.)

    (Associated Press)


    Back in the day, Today,..


    Federal Securities Act signed


    1st black light is sold


    President Kennedy announces US goal to reach the Moon


    Walt Disney World construction begins


    President Reagan orders 2 Poseidon-class submarines be dismantled


    Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow


    Larry King ended his radio show


    1st all female (20 British women) team reaches North Pole


    Russian President Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO


    This Date in History (May 28th)


    Two things:

    1) Can we please try to limit these posts to things that we care about? The person who posts should think that all the events are interesting to him/her. Do you care about womens’ suffrage in Greece? Why, bloke?

    2) The Chrysler building opened yesterday, not today, 79 years ago (Were you alive then, Zaidy?)


    Why are you calling me bloke? Perhaps I’m a bird who cares


    I don’t mind the women in Greece getting their right to vote, but “The Last Supper”…not so Jewish.

    Just kidding. 🙂


    Here are some things that happened on the 30th of May, throughout the years:

    The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel. (1588)

    The Kansas-Nebraska Act becomes law establishing the US territories of Nebraska and Kansas. (1854)

    New York City’s Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue. (1879)

    In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people. (1883)

    In Washington, D.C. the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated (1922)

    World War II: 1000 British bombers launch a 90-minute attack on Cologne, Germany. (1942)

    A dike along the flooding Columbia River breaks, obliterating Vanport, Oregon within minutes. Fifteen people die and tens of thousands are left homeless (1948)

    Memorial Day: the remains of two unidentified American servicemen, killed in action during World War II and the Korean War respectively, are buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. (1958)

    The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout Britain. (1972)

    In Tel Aviv members of the Japanese Red Army carry out the Lod Airport Massacre, killing 24 people and injuring 78 others.(1972)

    Spain becomes the 16th member of NATO and the first nation to enter the alliance since West Germany’s admission in 1955. (1982)


    “The Angry Brigade goes on trial over a series of 25 bombings throughout Britain. (1972)”

    Oh- don’t remind me!

    That was terrible…


    2448 (jewish calendar)-Hashem gave us the torah at mt. sinai 😉


    stuff from may 31 according to wikipedia

    Big Ben Starts keeping time.

    The last Ford Model T rolls off the assembly line after a production run of 15,007,003 vehicles.

    In accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1968, observation of Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday in May for the first time, rather than on the traditional Memorial Day of May 30.

    it is also world no tobacco day


    May 31st:

    1910 Elizabeth Blackwell’s Birthday ,1st woman doctor of medicine

    2005 Watergate figure Deep Throat is revealed to be W. Mark Felt a former F.B.I agent

    1979 Zimbabwe proclaims independence

    1956 Mickey Mantle HR just misses clearing Yankee Stadium’s roof

    1937 1st quadruplets to finish college (Baylor University)

    1935 Babe Ruth grounds out in his final at bat

    1907 Taxis 1st began running in New York City

    1900 U.S. troops arrive in Beijing, help put down Boxer Rebellion


    This Date in History (June 1st)

    1812 – War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.





    2009: Air France flight 447 from Brazil to France goes missing over the Atlantic Ocean. All 228 people on board are feared dead.


    I drank a Lechaim today for that…


    This Date in History (June 2nd)


    Being that this is a Jewish forum and unfortunately most people relate only to the secular date maybe an innovative idea would be to include this date in Jewish history according to the Jewish calendar?


    Nice Ettie but just one little snag…Wikipedia doesn’t have Jewish History to the day!


    Here goes today the 10th of Sivan

    2. 5571 / 1811 The yarzheit of Rabbi Yishmael Kohen, Head of the Rabbinical Court of Modina, Italy, and author of ‘Zera Emet’

    This is what I found for today.


    and my birthday on the 10th of sivan! sorry can’t give the year to that though! LOL! joy to the world on that day! 😉


    “joy to the world on that day! 😉 “

    I second that Pal!

    especially the CR world…will let you know when the CR’s second joy (namely- myself) came about, closer to the time!


    noitallmr: ha thanx! don’t forget to visit the CR on that day pal!


    No sweat Jax- you can be sure I won’t!!!

    Make sure you’ll be around to send me my birthday greetings (couple of gifts wouldn’t go amiss either!!!)



    noitallmr: goody,i sure will! i’ll start planning your big party now pal!


    hey, noitall, we’re on together!



    Jax: for a party that size, it’s pretty clever to start planning now!!!

    kapusta: yup thats great but going off now…so see ya!


    noitallmr: the party will be one bloody party! ha ha bloody! 😉


    11 Sivan

    5684 / 1924

    The city of Bnei Brak was founded by the ‘Bait Venachla’ group. Eighty years before, the foundation meeting of the ‘Agudath Israel’ organization had taken place in Katowitz, Poland

    5704 / 1944

    Rabbi Mordechai Brisk, Head of the Rabbinical Court of Taschand and author of ‘Shu”T Maharam Brisk’, was murdered while sanctifying G-d’s Name


    This Date in History (June 3rd)


    This Date in History (June 4th)


    12 Sivan

    5384 / 1624

    The yarzheit of Rabbi Yitzchak HaKohen Katz of Prague

    5550 / 1790

    The yarzheit of Rabbi David Pardo, author of ‘Chasdei David’, ‘Shoshanim LeDavid’ and more


    June 5th:

    World Environment Day


    Here are some things that happened on the 6th of June, throughout the years:

    Napoleon’s brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain. (1808)

    The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London. (1844)

    The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler. (1925)

    New Deal: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act of 1933 into law, establishing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (1934)

    D-Day invasion of Europe took place during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France (1944)

    Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night. (1968)

    Lebanon War begins: Forces under Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon invade southern Lebanon in their “Operation Peace for the Galilee,” eventually reaching as far north as the capital Beirut. (1982)

    At the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate in the largest jailbreak in Brazilian history, marking the 10th escape for the three-year-old facility. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed. (1999)

    The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that people who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it to ease pain can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws. (2005)

    proud tatty

    In 2001 Democrats assumed control of the U.S. Senate when Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont left the Republican Party to become an independent.


    June 7th:

    1712 – Philadelphia bans the import of slaves.

    1981 – the Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osiraq nuclear reactor.

    1977 – 500 million people watch on television as the high day of Jubilee gets underway for Queen Elizabeth II.


    World War I: Allied ammonal mines underneath German trenches in Mesen Ridge are detonated, killing 10,000 German troops.

    1914 – The first vessel passes through the locks of the Panama Canal.

    1494 – Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.


    15 Sivan

    5441 / 1681

    The passing of Rabbeinu Yitzchak of Pozna

    5661 / 1901

    The passing of Rabbi Menachem Shlomo Abend, Head of the Rabbinical Court of Nimrov, Galicia


    June 8th:

    2006 – the Iraq War: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, is killed by an allied air strike.

    1968 – In America, Senator Robert Kennedy is buried in Arlington National Cemetery near his brother President John Kennedy.

    1967 – During the Six-Day War, Israeli aircraft and torpedo boats attack the USS Liberty in international waters off Egypt’s Gaza Strip. Israel later apologises for the attack saying that it had mistaken the identity of the boat.


    16 Sivan

    5628 / 1868

    The passing of the Chassidic Master Rabbi Mordechai Menachem Mendel Kalish of Vorka

    5704 / 1944

    The Chassidic Master Rabbi Shalom Eliezer Halberstam of Ratzfert was murdered al Kiddush Hashem

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