Today in History: The Pony Express Is Off and Running

by M.C. MillmanOn April 3, 1860, the mail delivery system known as the Pony Express began its 1,800-mile route running back and forth from.... read more

Today in History: Apple Inc. Is Formed After Initial Struggle for Product Approval

By M.C. MillmanApple was officially formed on April 1, 1976. It was launched from Steve Job's home together with Steve.... read more

Today in History: The U.S. Buys Land off Russia

by M.C. MillmanOn Mach 30, 1867, the United States Secretary of State, William Seward, under the 17th President Andres Johnson, signed the.... read more

Today in History: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Tragedy

by M.C. MillmanOn Saturday, March 25, 1911, a.... read more

Today in History: Six-Day Traffic Jam on the Suez Canal

by  M.C. MillmanOn March 23, 2021, the mammoth Ever Given ran aground diagonally after losing the ability to steer due to high winds.... read more

Today in History: 3 Years Since Hatzolah's Emergency Community Announcement on COVID

by M.C. MillmanThree years ago, on March 18, 2020, which came out that year shortly after Purim, Chevra Hatzolah released its.... read more

Today in History: Con Artist Who Sold the Brooklyn Bridge Was Born

by M.C. MillmanSwindler George C. Parker, born to Irish parents on March 16, 1860, is best known.... read more

Today in History: Emergency Banking Act Signed

by M.C. MillmanOn March 9, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Emergency Banking Act to restore public confidence in the.... read more

Today in History: Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

M.C. Millman One of the greatest and most expensive aviation mysteries of all time occurred on March 8, 2014, with the.... read more

Today in History: Chile Suffers Devastating Earthquake Followed by Tsunami

by M.C. Millman Thirteen years ago, on February 27, 2010, at 3:34 a.m., Chile experienced an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook.... read more

Today in History: The 1993 Bombing of the World Trade Center

by M.C. Millman Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Bombing of the World Trade Center, which took place at 12:17 p.m. on.... read more

Today in History: The Exemplary WW2 Fighter Ace Was Born

M.C. MillmanOn February 21, 1910, Sir Douglas Bader, CBE, DSO, DFC, FRAeS, DL, known as the.... read more

The Invention of Glasses: It Was Quite a Spectacle

by Meir Sternhill“Here lies Salvino D’Amato degli Armati of Florence, inventor of eyeglasses. May G-d forgive his sin..... read more

No Matter How You Slice It - National Pizza Day Is Worth Celebrating

by M. C. Millman What better time than National Pizza Day, celebrated on February 9, to learn some fun facts about this.... read more

Today in History: NASA Launches a Chimpanzee Into Space

M.C. MillmanOn January 31, 1961, NASA launched a test flight with a chimpanzee on board, paving the way for the first American in.... read more

Today in History: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 80 Years Later

By: BZ GreenIt was the winter of 1943, and Poland’s Jews had been under the boot of the Nazis, ym”sh, for more than three years..... read more

Jewish Ties to the Bagel on National Bagel Day

M.C. MillmanNational Bagel Day was celebrated nationwide yesterday. Today, we bring you more from this food with surprising ties to.... read more

Today in History: US Airways Miraculously Lands on Hudson

M.C. Millman On January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways flight 1549 made a miraculous emergency landing in the Hudson River, saving all 155.... read more