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Today in History: 80th Anniversary of D-Day

Today is the 80th anniversary of D-Day, a day in history that changed the course of WWII. On June 6th, 1944, more than 150,000 Allied.... read more

A Look Back: 20th Anniversary of the Bais Yaakov Monsey Bus Crash

At this time of year, during the days of Sefirah, we mark the 20-year anniversary of a harrowing accident that occurred with a bus of 49 Bais.... read more

Today in History: The Chernobyl Disaster

On April 26 in 1986 the Chernobyl Disaster, an explosion on a nuclear plant, occurred in the Ukrainian SSR.The incident happened during.... read more

Photo Gallery: Kiddush Hachamah 2009 - Historic Moments from the Streets of Monsey

Fifteen years ago Erev Pesach, Yidden everywhere went out to celebrate the historic Kiddush Hachamah; when the moon returns to the exact place it.... read more

Today in History: Nepal Earthquake.

Today, April 25th, marks the anniversary of the devasting 2015 earthquake in Nepal.The deadliest natural disaster of 2015 was a 7.8.... read more

Today in History: Nazi Officer Sentenced to Death

Rudolf Höss was a SS officer and a commandant in Auschwitz during the Holocaust and was hanged on this date in 1947. He managed to.... read more

Today in History: Four Years Ago: Covid-19 Designated as Global Pandemic

YS Gold Today, the 11th of March, marks exactly four years to the day when the Coronavirus was declared a global.... read more

Today in History: Raul Castro Is Named President After Fidel Steps Down

by M.C. Millman After running communist Cuba for close to.... read more

Today in History: Polaroid Introduces the First Instant Camera

Today in history, Polaroid's founder, Edwin Land, gave his first demonstration of the instant camera at a meeting.... read more

Today in History: The First Telephone Book Came Calling

The first telephone directory was nothing more than a one-page sheet of cardboard that boasted fifty listings of both residents and businesses but.... read more

Today in History: First 911 Call Placed in the United States

On February 16, 1968, the first official 911 Call was placed in the United.... read more

Today in History: Madison Square Garden Opens First Artificial Indoor Ice Rink in the U.S.

On February 12, 1879, Madison Square Garden indoor sports arena opened the first artificial indoor ice rink in the.... read more

Today in History: Daylight Savings Time Becomes Official

On February 9, 1942, in the midst of World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt instituted year-round Daylight Savings Time (DST), called "War.... read more

Today in History: The 2023 Earthquake in Turkey and Syria

On February 6, 2023, a pre-dawn 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, killing over 52,000.... read more

This Day in History: The U.S. Supreme Court Meets for the First Time in NY

On February 1, 1790, the United States Supreme Court held its first session in New York City, the nation's capital at the time.The.... read more

Today in History: President Truman Backs Hydrogen Bomb Development

by M. C. MillmanPresident Harry S. Truman announced his approval of the development of the hydrogen bomb on January 31,.... read more

Today in History: The World's Largest Commercial Jet Takes to the Air

by M.C. MillmanOn January 18, 2005, France unveiled the Airbus A380, the world's largest.... read more

This Day in History: Crew of the American Star Rescued From the Ocean by Helicopter

On January 17, 1994, the American Star cruise ship crew was rescued by helicopter right before the ship ran aground in the Canary.... read more