Today in History: 100 Years Since the Knessiah Gedolah

YS Gold Klal Yisroel around the world was deeply moved a number of years ago to see video footage of the Chofetz Chaim, the.... read more

Today in History: Construction Begins on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

by M.C. MillmanThe official construction of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the United States spanning New.... read more

Today in History: Inventor of the Popsicle Is Born

M.C. MillmanBorn on August 11, 1894, Frank Epperson accidentally invented the Popsicle when at the young age of eleven, he left a glass of.... read more

Today in History: Los Angeles Jewish Community Center Shooting

M.C. MillmanOn August 10, 1999, a white supremacist opened fire on children and staff at the North Valley Jewish Community Center in.... read more

Today in History: U.S. Patent Office Opens Its Doors

M.C. MillmanJuly 31, 1790, marks the opening day of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the day the first patent was.... read more

Today in History: The Inventor of the Microwave Is Born

M.C. MillmanToday marks the birthday of Percy Spencer, the inventor of the popular kitchen.... read more

Today in History: The Blackout of 1977 in NYC

M.C. MillmanA catastrophic electricity blackout spanning 25 hours hit most of New York City on July 13-14 in 1977.The Blackout of.... read more

Today in History: Secret Service Is Officially Launched to Combat Counterfeit Bills

by M.C. MillmanIn the early 1800s, each of the United States's 1,500 private banks issued its own unique paper money with designs that.... read more

Today in History: News of the Louisiana Purchase Is Publicized By President Jefferson

by M.C. MillmanThe official announcement of the Louisiana Purchase, made on July 4, 1803, doubled the size of the U.S. when 828,000 square.... read more

Today in History: Accidental Inventor of Safety Glass is Born

M.C. MillmanLike many other innovative findings, the discovery of safety glass began as an accident that has changed our lives for the.... read more

Today in History: The Daring Escape Artist Quartet From Auschwitz

M.C. MillmanOn June 20, 1942, Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as German guards, stole a car and became four of only 144.... read more

Today in History: The First Commercial Roller Coaster in America Opens

M.C. Millman In 1884, visitors to Coney Island were eagerly awaiting the day of June 16 to ride on.... read more

Today in History: Pepsi Syringe Hoax Costs the Company $35 Million

M.C. Millman June 9, 1993, was the beginning of a costly hoax for PepsiCo,.... read more

Today: 140th Anniversary of the Celebrated Brooklyn Bridge Opening

M.C. Millman On May 24, 1883, the world's longest suspension bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, opened after 14 years of.... read more

Today in History: Operation Solomon Carried Out Saving Thousands of Ethiopian Jews

M.C. MillmanThe year was 1991 when Israel launched a record-breaking daring rescue mission for over 14,000 Ethiopian Jews, known as.... read more

Today in History: The Mystery of the Dark Day

M.C. MillmanOn May 19, 1780, a peculiar darkness enveloped most of New England, known as the 'Dark Day'. Most of New.... read more

Today in History: Coca-Cola Takes First Step Toward Success

M.C. MillmanCoca-Cola's humble beginning began in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 8, 1886.On this.... read more