- Deganiya Alef, Israel’s (then known as Palestine) first kibbutz was founded, 1909.
- Jews of Great Russia expelled by order of Empress Elizabeth, 1742.
- David Ben-Gurion died, 1973.
- Portuguese Jewish statesman Manuel Fernando de Villareal executed by the Inquisition, 1652.
- Touro Synagogue of Newport, Rhode Island, oldest existing shul in the U.S. dedicated 1763.
- Jews were excluded by the Nazis from all employment benefits, 1939. First shul built in Spain in 600 was dedicated, 1968. On the same day, the Spanish government officially voided the order of expulsion of 1492.
- General U. S. Grant ordered the expulsion of Jews from the Department of Tennessee, 1862.
- Jews of Tel Aviv were expelled by the Turks and sent to Egypt, 1914.
- Empress Maria Theresa decreed the expulsion of all Jews from Prague, Bohemia and Moravia, 1774.
- First edition of the Sefer Mitzvot Gadol published, Soncino, Italy, 1488.
- Canada recognized Israel, 1948.
- Austrian constitution abolished discrimination based on religious differences, 1867.
- S.S. commander of Treblinka sentenced to life imprisonment, 1970.
- Vilna massacres end, 32,000 Jews killed, 1941.
- Emancipation of the Jews of Hungary, 1867.
- The Pope bans conversion of Jewish children without consent of their parents, 1420
- KKK founded in Tennessee, 1865.
- The desecration of a new shul in Cologne, Germany sparked a wave of anti-Jewish incidents throughout Western Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Africa, 1959. [If you think that these kind of things can’t happen today – think again!]
- Anti-Jewish riots in different parts of Austria, 1312.
- King of Sicily requires Jews to wear a special badge, 1369.
- Anti-Jewish riots broke out in Warsaw, 1881. (“Oh, they don’t mean much; they’ll stop soon; we’ll be okay here in the future”).
- Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat met in Ismailia, Egypt, 1977.
- Barcelona granted the right to exclude Jews for all time, 1424.
- Religious freedom granted to Jews (and Catholics) in Brazil, 1634.
- Israel Philharmonic Orchestra founded, 1936. First concert was under the direction of Arturo Tuscanini.
- Followers of Zecharia of Kiev were burned in Moscow, 1503, on charges of Judaizing.
- Rumanian Jews were excluded from the medical profession, 1868.
- The organizational meeting of the National Council of Young Israel took place, 1912.
- New York City authorities warn Jews about incompetent and unscrupulous mohalim who were causing the deaths of many Jewish infants, 1870.
- The JNF was founded, 1901.
- The ship, “The 29th of November”, with “illegal” Jewish immigrants, was driven off the coast by the British, 1947.
- 40 Jewish workers were killed by Arabs at the Haifa refineries, 1947.
- Decree of Empress Catherine restricted the right of residence of Russian Jews, 1791.
- 100,000 Jews of Sicily were expelled, 1492.
- Israel’s first desalination plant opened, 1963, Eilat.
- A Russo-U.S. trade treaty, originally ratified in 1832, was abrogated by President Taft in 1912, because of Russian discrimination against Jews (who were American citizens). (Sounds pretty good.)