On This Day

Jewish History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 621

  • 1824-11-21 First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, South Carolina
  • 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 a 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 Kyiv, Ukraine

Historic Event

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 Kyiv, 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

Agreement 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 Odessa, Russia
  • 1906-12-12 Oscar Straus, 1st Jewish US government member, appointed Secretary of Commerce

Boxing Title Fight

1908-04-18 Canadian champion Tommy Burns KOs Jewey Smith of England in 5th round at Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris to retain his world heavyweight boxing title

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 1917-11-18 Sigma Alpha Rho, a Jewish high school fraternity, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1918-01-12 Finland's "Mosaic Confessors" law comes 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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

1st 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

  • 1924-11-12 Jewish school Yeshivah Slobodka opens a branch in Hebron, Palestine
  • 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

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