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Historical Events

Events 1 - 76 of 76

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
1191-07-12 - Richard Coeur de Lion & 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
1799-03-06 - Napolean Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine
1799-03-26 - Napolean captures Jaffa, Palestine
1809-08-08 - 70 disciples of Gaon of Vilnus, arrive in Israel (Palestine)
1818-11-21 - Russia's Czar 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
1922-09-21 - Pres Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
1924-06-11 - Bene Brak Palestine founded
1924-06-13 - Bene Berak Palestine founded
1927-07-02 - Earthquake hits Palestine
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
1941-07-02 - Earthquake hits Palestine
First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-GurionFirst Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion 1942-05-12 - David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine
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 transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus
1946-10-06 - 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
Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat 1969-02-03 - The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO
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 Org
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 - Yasser Arafat is confirmed dead 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

Birthdays 1 - 8 of 8

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

Deaths 1 - 6 of 6

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


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