Today in Palestine History

Historical Events

  • 0415-10-17 Jewish autonomy in Palestine ended by the Romans and Raban Gamliel forced from office
  • 0636-07-23 Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from Byzantine Empire
  • 1165-05-16 Ramjbam & his family reach Acre Palestine

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1191-07-12 English King Richard I / the Lionheart & Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine

  • 1260-09-03 Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army
  • 1291-07-31 Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine
  • 1759-10-31 Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred

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1799-03-06 Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1799-03-26 Napoleon captures Jaffa, Palestine
  • 1809-08-08 70 disciples of Gaon of Vilnius, arrive in Palestine
  • 1818-11-21 Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1834-06-15 Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews
  • 1835-07-25 Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
  • 1882-07-06 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine
  • 1901-09-12 Arabs attack Gedara Palestine
  • 1912-04-11 Cornerstone of Technion in Haifa Palestine laid
  • 1913-07-23 Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot, Palestine
  • 1915-03-02 Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
  • 1917-01-09 World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
  • 1917-11-02 Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1917-11-07 British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks
  • 1918-02-21 Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine
  • 1918-09-18 Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts
  • 1920-04-20 Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate
  • 1920-04-24 British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)
  • 1921-06-19 Turks & Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
  • 1922-09-11 British mandate of Palestine begins

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1922-09-21 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1924-06-11 Bene Brak Palestine founded
  • 1924-06-13 Bene Berak Palestine founded
  • 1927-07-02 Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500
  • 1929-08-14 Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
  • 1933-07-21 Haifa Harbor in Palestine opens
  • 1934-02-10 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
  • 1936-04-19 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine
  • 1936-04-19 First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.
  • 1936-04-20 Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine
  • 1937-09-08 Pan Arab conference about Palestine opens
  • 1938-08-26 British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine
  • 1939-05-23 British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949
  • 1939-08-29 Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II

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1942-05-12 David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1945-08-25 Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine
  • 1946-06-29 Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist
  • 1946-06-29 British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv
  • 1946-08-13 Britain diverts illegal emmigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus
  • 1946-10-06 US Pres Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • 1947-02-07 Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine
  • 1947-07-18 British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
  • 1947-11-29 UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
  • 1947-12-29 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
  • 1948-02-01 Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
  • 1948-05-15 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends
  • 1948-08-23 Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine
  • 1948-09-18 Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine
  • 1948-12-01 Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine
  • 1948-12-08 Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine
  • 1956-01-16 Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
  • 1956-07-25 Jordan attacks UN Palestine force
  • 1964-05-28 Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem
  • 1967-12-11 People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established

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1969-02-04 The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 1969-02-23 Nayif Hawatimah forms Dem People's Front for Liberation of Palestine
  • 1970-09-13 Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania
  • 1973-11-28 Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine
  • 1974-11-22 UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty
  • 1976-01-12 UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Organisation
  • 1982-06-26 US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces
  • 1987-12-09 Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank
  • 1988-11-15 PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence
  • 1988-12-14 US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)
  • 2004-11-11 The death of Yasser Arafat is confirmed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.
  • 2005-01-09 Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh.
  • 2012-09-02 15 people are killed by a car bomb attack at a refugee camp in Sbeineh, Palestine
  • 2012-11-29 The UN votes to approve Palestine’s status change from an observer to an observer state

Famous Birthdays

  • 1886-07-10 John SSPV Gort, viscount of Limerick/fieldmarshal of Palestine
  • 1887-05-01 Alan Gordon Cunningham, Irish/Brit gen/director of Palestine (1945-48)
  • 1920-08-14 Nehemiah Persoff, Jerusalem Palestine, actor (Al Capone, Yentl)
  • 1935-03-26 Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestine National Authority
  • 1943-10-11 Gene Watson, Palestine Tx, country singer (Heartaches, Love & Stuff)
  • 1944-10-31 Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)
  • 1945-08-15 Charlemagne Palestine, composer
  • 1948-12-10 Abu Abbas, founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (d. 2004)

Famous Deaths

  • 1946-11-23 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered
  • 1948-09-17 Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator for Palestine, assassinated
  • 1974-07-04 Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
  • 1992-07-24 Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered
  • 2001-08-27 Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (b. 1938)

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2004-11-11 Yasser Arafat, co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat