Today in History: Boston Thieves pull off historic Brink’s Robbery

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on the evening of January 17, 1950, a group of armed, masked men emerged from 165 Prince Street in Boston, Massachusetts,.... read more

Today in History: Wikipedia made its Debut

(TF)On Jan 15, 2001, Wikipedia, one of the most viewed websites in the world was launched. The massive online database of information on almost.... read more

Today in History: One of the Deadliest Earthquakes ever hits Haiti

(TF)A horrific earthquake hit Haiti on this day, 12 years ago. It was Tuesday around 5 p.m. when the tragic disaster rattled the beautiful island of.... read more

Today in History: "Cigarette Smoking is Linked to Lung Cancer," was first Announced

(TF)January 11, 1964, was when the first doctor linked smoking to lung cancer. Surgeon General Luther Terry MD made this bold announcement to a room.... read more

Today in History: The National Debt Reaches Zero for the First and Last time

(TF)On January 8, 1835, President Andrew Jackson achieved his goal of entirely paying off the United States’ national debt. It was the only time.... read more

Today in History: The Opter Rav Wishes “L’chaim” on New Years Eve

By Toby FriedmanThe Opter Rav, a talmud of R’ Elimelech from Lizensk, used to wish his disciples “l’chaim” on New Year’s Eve.When asked.... read more

Today in History: The Modern Bowling Ball was Invented

According to multiple sources, today marks the anniversary of the day that the modern bowling ball was invented.  Actually, it is.... read more

Today in History: El-Al Airline Attacked in Two Airports

Thirty-six years ago today a group of terrorists, funded by Libya, attacked the El-Al section at two airports. They simultaneously assaulted the.... read more

Today in History: A Miracle For Jews in Italy

On 21 Teves, 1690, strong earthquakes rattled the city of Ancona, Italy, causing numerous structures to collapse and placing its inhabitants in.... read more

Today in History: Slavery was Abolished

By Toby FriedmanOn December 18, 1865, the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, was adopted as part of the United States Constitution. This meant.... read more

Today in History: The Boston Tea Party Takes Place

The Boston Tea party was an event that took place while the U.S. still suffered under the stern rulership of Great Britain. In the early 1770s, when.... read more

Today in History: The Wright Brothers Attempt to Fly The First Powered Aircraft

By Toby Friedman118 years ago today, the Wright brothers attempted to fly the first engine-powered airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Unlike.... read more

Today in History: Saddam Hussein was Captured

Saddam Hussein, the fifth president of Iraq, was found hiding in a camouflaged hole in the ground on December 13, 2003. He was captured by.... read more

Today in History: Bernie Madoff, the Infamous Ponzi schemer, was Arrested

On December 11, 2008, financier Bernard Madoff was arrested at his New York City apartment and charged with masterminding a long-running.... read more

Today in History: Japan Attacked Pearl Harbor

On the morning of December 7, 1941, 177 aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor on the island.... read more

Today in History: Arabs Surrounded Jerusalem after the UN Voted for Israel's Establishement

On this date in 1947, after the UN voted for Israel’s establishment in Palestine, Arabs surrounded Jerusalem and isolated its 100,000 Jews from the.... read more

Today in History: The first Human Heart Transplant in History Performed

By Toby FriedmanFifty-four years ago today, surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the first-ever human heart transplant in Cape Town, South Africa..... read more

Today in History: Empress Elizabeth Expelled Jews from Russia

On December 1st, 1742, Elizabeth-the-first ordered the expulsion of all Jews in Russia.  Several years before that, Empress Catherine had.... read more