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Thursday, June 22, 2017

TODAY IN JEWISH HISTORY…

On this day in history...

  • On this day in history...
  • 1533

    Ferdinand of Austria & Sultan Suleiman sign peace treaty

  • 1559

    Jewish quarter of Prague burned & looted

  • 1633

    Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (360 years later, on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)

  • 1812

    Napoleon's Grand Army invades Russia

  • 1870

    1st Boardwalk in America invented

  • 1870

    Congress creates Department of Justice

  • 1873

    Prince Edward Island joins Canada

  • 1874

    Dr Andrew T Sill, of Macon Missouri, finds science of osteopathy

  • 1874

    Game of lawn tennis introduced

  • 1875

    Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun & Toulouse, kills about 1,000

  • 1889

    Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss

  • 1893

    British fleet under vice-admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut

  • 1894

    Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner

  • 1933

    German social-democratic party (SPD) forbidden

  • 1940

    France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms

  • 1940

    SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond Neth

  • 1941

    Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation

  • 1941

    Finland invades Karelia

  • 1941

    Germany attacks the Soviet Union & occupies the Baltic states

  • 1941

    Germany, Italy & Romania declares war on Soviet Union during WW II

  • 1978

    Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Ill

  • 1992

    Supreme Court rules "hate crime" laws violated free-speech rights

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Famous yortzaitn for this day...

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  • 1965

    David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63

  • 1973

    Jacques Leon Wolfe, composer, dies at 77