Today in History: Brooklyn Bridge Shooting results in the death of Ari Halberstam hy"d

On March 1, 1994, Lebanese-born terrorist, Rashid Baz, shot at a van of 15 Lubavitch boys who were traveling on the Brooklyn Bridge, after he.... read more

Today in History: Joseph Stalin y''sh died, Marking the End of a Painful Chapter for Jews

The 18th of Adar marks the death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin (1879-1953), on the very day that the "Doctors' Plot" trial was set to begin. The.... read more

Today in History: The Great Blizzard of 1899 Draped many parts of the U.S. with Snow

(TF)February 12, 1899, might be a long time ago but it has definitely left its mark in US history. It was the day the Great Blizzard of 1899, also.... read more

Today in History: The Space Shuttle Columbia Exploded Mid-Air

(TF)On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded over North-Central Texas at an altitude of about 40 miles as it was returning from an.... read more

Today in History: Liberation of Auschwitz, International Holocaust Remembrance Day

(TF)On the 27th of January in 1945, Auschwitz concentration camp, the Nazi concentration camp where more than a million people were murdered,.... read more

Today in History: California Gold Rush Begins when Man finds Gold

(TF)The California Gold Rush was a mass hunt that began on January 24, 1848, when James W. Marshall noticed flakes of gold floating in the American.... read more

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