Jewish History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 620

  • 1826-07-26 Riots in Vilnius, Lithuania cause the death of many Jews
  • 1829-11-20 Jews expelled from Nikolayev & Sevastopol, Russia
  • 1834-06-15 Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews
  • 1835-07-25 Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine
  • 1838-07-08 Arabs attack Jewish community of Safed
  • 1840-08-28 Nine Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
  • 1843-06-24 Vincenzo Soliva decrees no Jew can live outside ghetto in Italy
  • 1846-06-24 Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished
  • 1848-04-06 Jews of Prussia granted equality
  • 1851-03-07 Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends
  • 1852-09-03 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1853-10-02 Austrian law forbids Jews from owning land
  • 1855-02-04 Soldiers shoot Jewish families in Coro, Venezuela
  • 1857-04-27 Establishment of Jewish congregations in Lower Austria prohibited
  • 1858-07-23 Jewish Disabilities Removal Act passed by British Parliament
  • 1858-07-26 Baron Lionel de Rothschild becomes the 1st Jewish person elected to the British Parliament

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1862-07-01 Alexander II of Russia grants Jews right to publish books

Tsar of Russia Alexander II
Tsar of Russia
Alexander II

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1862-11-09 US General Ulysses S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1862-12-17 General Ulysses S. Grant issues order #11, expelling Jews from Tennessee
  • 1863-07-07 Orders barring Jews from serving under US General Ulysses S. Grant are revoked
  • 1863-07-14 Jews of Holstein Germany granted equality
  • 1864-12-04 Romanian Jews are forbidden to practise law
  • 1867-10-28 Maimonides College in Pennsylvania is first Jewish college in the US
  • 1871-04-22 All German Jews emancipated after the German Constitution adopted by its last state Bavaria
  • 1881-04-01 Anti-Jewish riots in Jerusalem
  • 1881-04-25 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany
  • 1881-04-27 Pogroms against Russian Jews start in Elisabethgrad
  • 1881-05-05 Anti-Jewish rioting in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1882-05-15 May Laws-Tsar Alexander III bans Jews from living in rural Romania
  • 1882-07-06 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine
  • 1882-09-10 1st international conference to promote anti-semitism meets Dresden Germany (Congress for Safeguarding of Non-Jewish Interests)
  • 1887-03-24 Oscar Straus appointed 1st Jewish ambassador from US (to Turkey)
  • 1890-03-21 Austrian Jewish communities are defined by law
  • 1891-04-11 8-year old Jewish tailor's daughter disappears in Greece, rumor spreads that she was a Christian girl ritually killed by Jews
  • 1891-04-23 Jews are expelled from Moscow, Russia
  • 1891-09-11 The Jewish Colonization Association is established by Baron Maurice de Hirsch.

  • 1896-02-14 Austro-Hungarian Zionist Theodor Herzl publishes "Der Judenstaat" (The Jewish State), encouraging Jews to purchase land in Palestine
  • 1896-02-14 Theodor Hertzl's "Der Judenstaat" (The Jewish State) is published, proposing a Jewish homeland as a means of escaping anti-Semitism in Europe
  • 1897-03-20 1st US orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary (RIETS) incorporates in NY
  • 1897-04-22 NYC Jewish newspaper "Forward" begins publishing (still active)
  • 1897-12-12 Anti-Jewish violence breaks out in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1898-10-01 Jews are expelled from Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1898-10-01 Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities
  • 1900-08-05 In Russia, anti-Jewish riots spread from Odessa into other parts of the country
  • 1901-06-24 Jewish National Fund starts
  • 1902-07-30 Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)
  • 1903-04-06 The Kishinev pogrom in Bessarabia begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Israel and the Western world.
  • 1903-08-23 6th Zionist Congres, Theodor Herzl declares Jewish state
  • 1903-10-16 Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1905-03-03 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a 'consultative assembly' and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts

  • 1905-05-26 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • 1905-05-29 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania
  • 1906-06-14 Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia
  • 1906-07-23 Pogroms against Jews in Oddessa
  • 1906-12-12 Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish US government member, appointed Secretary of Commerce

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1908-04-18 Tommy Burns KOs Jewy Smith in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns
  • 1909-04-11 Establishment of Tel Aviv by Jewish settlers (named 1910)
  • 1909-11-26 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
  • 1913-07-23 Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot, Palestine
  • 1914-08-11 Jews are expelled from Mitchenick, Poland
  • 1914-12-17 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv by Turkish authorities
  • 1915-01-01 Jews of Laibach Austria expelled
  • 1915-01-04 1st elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho
  • 1915-03-02 Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine
  • 1915-08-17 Mob lynches Jewish businessman Leo Frank in Cobb County, Georgia, after death sentence for murder of 13-year-old girl commuted to life
  • 1917-03-28 Jews are expelled from Tel Aviv & Jaffa by Turkish authorities
  • 1917-05-20 Turkish government authorizes Jews to return to Tel Aviv & Jaffa

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1917-11-02 Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • 1917-11-18 Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1918-01-12 Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law went into effect, making Finnish Jews full citizens.
  • 1918-03-09 Ukrainian mobs massacre Jews of Seredino Buda
  • 1918-03-13 American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms

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1918-08-04 Adolf Hitler receives the Iron Cross first class for bravery on the recommendation of his Jewish superior, Lieutenant Hugo Gutmann

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1918-11-21 Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia, Poland
  • 1918-11-22 Polish forces attack Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov)
  • 1918-12-15 American Jewish Congress holds its 1st meeting
  • 1919-01-03 The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement, which was a short-lived agreement for the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, is signed by the King of Iraq and the President of the World Zionist Organization
  • 1919-04-05 Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
  • 1919-08-10 Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine
  • 1919-08-31 Petlyura's Ukrainian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group
  • 1920-04-04 Arabs attack Jews in Jerusalem
  • 1921-05-11 Tel Aviv is 1st all Jewish municipality
  • 1921-06-19 Turks and Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
  • 1922-06-24 Adolf Hitler begins a month long prison sentence for paramilitary operations; he rails against the 'Jewish sell-out' of Germany to the Bolsheviks

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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

Olympic Games1st Winter Olympics

1924-01-26 American skater Charles Jewtraw claims the first ever Winter Olympic gold medal; wins 500m speed skating event in 44.0s at the Chamonix Games in France

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Einar Landvik, Nordic skier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
Einar Landvik, Nordic skier from Norway, competes in the first-ever Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France, 1924
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  • 1926-06-18 Theodor Lessing laid-off "because he is a Jew" in Hanover
  • 1929-08-14 Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
  • 1929-08-23 Arabs attack Jews in Israel
  • 1929-08-24 Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
  • 1930-10-20 British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
  • 1933-04-01 Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses
  • 1933-04-07 1st 2 NAZI anti-Jewish laws, bars Jews from legal & public service
  • 1933-04-26 Jewish students are barred from school in Germany
  • 1933-07-20 Germany: Two-hundred Jewish merchants are arrested in Nuremberg and paraded through the streets
  • 1934-02-10 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
  • 1934-05-07 Part of Khabarovsk becomes a Jewish Autnomous Region
  • 1935-08-11 Nazi mass demonstration against German Jews
  • 1935-09-15 Nuremberg Laws deprives German Jews of citizenship & makes swastika official symbol of Nazi Germany
  • 1935-11-14 Nazis deprive German Jews of their citizenship

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