Today in History: 3 Years Since Hatzolah's Emergency Community Announcement on COVID

by M.C. MillmanThree years ago, on March 18, 2020, which came out that year shortly after Purim, Chevra Hatzolah released its.... read more

Today in History: Con Artist Who Sold the Brooklyn Bridge Was Born

by M.C. MillmanSwindler George C. Parker, born to Irish parents on March 16, 1860, is best known.... read more

Today in History: Emergency Banking Act Signed

by M.C. MillmanOn March 9, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Emergency Banking Act to restore public confidence in the.... read more

Today in History: Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

M.C. Millman One of the greatest and most expensive aviation mysteries of all time occurred on March 8, 2014, with the.... read more

Today in History: Chile Suffers Devastating Earthquake Followed by Tsunami

by M.C. Millman Thirteen years ago, on February 27, 2010, at 3:34 a.m., Chile experienced an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that shook.... read more

Today in History: The 1993 Bombing of the World Trade Center

by M.C. Millman Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Bombing of the World Trade Center, which took place at 12:17 p.m. on.... read more

Today in History: The Exemplary WW2 Fighter Ace Was Born

M.C. MillmanOn February 21, 1910, Sir Douglas Bader, CBE, DSO, DFC, FRAeS, DL, known as the.... read more

The Invention of Glasses: It Was Quite a Spectacle

by Meir Sternhill“Here lies Salvino D’Amato degli Armati of Florence, inventor of eyeglasses. May G-d forgive his sin..... read more

No Matter How You Slice It - National Pizza Day Is Worth Celebrating

by M. C. Millman What better time than National Pizza Day, celebrated on February 9, to learn some fun facts about this.... read more

Today in History: NASA Launches a Chimpanzee Into Space

M.C. MillmanOn January 31, 1961, NASA launched a test flight with a chimpanzee on board, paving the way for the first American in.... read more

Today in History: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 80 Years Later

By: BZ GreenIt was the winter of 1943, and Poland’s Jews had been under the boot of the Nazis, ym”sh, for more than three years..... read more

Jewish Ties to the Bagel on National Bagel Day

M.C. MillmanNational Bagel Day was celebrated nationwide yesterday. Today, we bring you more from this food with surprising ties to.... read more

Today in History: US Airways Miraculously Lands on Hudson

M.C. Millman On January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways flight 1549 made a miraculous emergency landing in the Hudson River, saving all 155.... read more

Today in History: National Milk Day

M.C. Millman Today was chosen as Milk Day in America because milk was.... read more

Today in History: French Balloonist Takes the First Balloon Flight in the U.S.

by M.C. Millman Jean-Pierre Blanchard sparked a national interest in ballooning when he took the.... read more

Today in History: Construction of the Iconic Brooklyn Bridge Begins

M.C. Millman Today, 152 years ago, Washington Roebling began the construction of the longest suspension bridge in the world at the.... read more

Today in History: The Birthday of a Remarkable Scientist

M.C. MillmanOn December 27, 1822, French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur, who forever changed science as we know it, was.... read more

Today in History: The US "Converts" to the Metric System

M.C. MillmanPresident Gerald Ford signed the Metric Conversion Act into law on December 23, 1975, promoting the conversion from US.... read more