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Today in History: Katrina- One of the Costliest Natural Disasters in U.S. History

by M.C. MillmanOn August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's storm surge made history with 53 breaches to the flood protection structures in the.... read more

Today in History: Zimmy the Human Fish Began Six-Day Swim

by M.C. MillmanCharles "Zimmy" Zibelman, better known as "The Human Fish", set out on his mission to swim 150 miles from Albany to New York.... read more

Today in History: First Smartphone Sold to the Public

By M. C. MillmanThe IBM Simon Personal Communicator, known as IBM Simon for short, was first sold 28 years ago on August 16,.... read more

Today in History: Apple, the Multibillion Dollar Company, was Founded

The famous Apple Co. of today was founded on April 1, 1976, by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, as a business partnership. The company's first.... read more

Today in History: John Hinckley Attempted to Assassinate President Ronald Reagan

On March 30, 1981, United States president Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded by John Hinckley Jr. in Washington, D.C. as he was returning to his.... read more

Today in History: Pennsylvania Nuclear Power Plant Leak caused more than 100,000 Locals to Flee

On this day in 1979, the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania experienced a partial meltdown and radioactive leak. This incident.... read more

Today in History: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Burned down, killing 146 Workers

In one of the darkest moments of America's industrial history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burned down, taking with it the.... read more

Today in History: Obama Care went into Effect; Gov Hochul Acknowledges its 12th Anniversary

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, went into effect on March 23, 2010. The act aimed to provide affordable health insurance.... read more

Today in History: The First U.S. Combat Troops land in Vietnam

Today marks the fifty-seventh anniversary of the arrival of the first American combat troops in Vietnam. On March 8, 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines.... read more

Today in History: The Hula Hoop was Invented

On March 5, 1963 the Hula Hoop, a hip swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America, was invented.  read more

Today in History: Brooklyn Bridge Shooting results in the death of Ari Halberstam a"h

On March 1, 1994, Lebanese-born terrorist, Rashid Baz, shot at a van of 15 Lubavitch boys who were traveling on the Brooklyn Bridge, after.... read more

Today in History: Joseph Stalin y''sh died, Marking the End of a Painful Chapter for Jews

The 18th of Adar marks the death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin (1879-1953), on the.... read more

Today in History: The Great Blizzard of 1899 Draped many parts of the U.S. with Snow

(TF)February 12, 1899, might be a long time ago but it has definitely left its mark in US history. It was the day the Great Blizzard of.... read more

Monsey Memories: The Rebbetzin on Homestead Lane

A City-Boy’s Journey to the Countryside in Monsey It stood at the top of a hill, at the peak of Homestead Lane, which winds its way up.... read more

Living Legacy: Rav Yisroel Salanter, Founder of the Mussar Movement

Photos of brand-new ohel, and local mispalelim, on yohrtzeit 25 Shvat marks the 139th yohrtzeit of Rav Yisroel Lipkin, zy”a, the founder.... read more

Today in History: Liberation of Auschwitz, International Holocaust Remembrance Day

(TF)On the 27th of January in 1945, Auschwitz concentration camp, the Nazi concentration camp where more than a million people were.... read more

Monsey Memories: Rav Hershel Mashinsky, zt”l, upon his 18th Yohrtzeit

One of the most legendary figures in the Monsey community, and a pillar of so many of its institutions who was there since the 1940’s—Reb.... read more

Today in History: Boston Thieves pull off historic Brink’s Robbery

Shortly before 7:30 p.m. on the evening of January 17, 1950, a group of armed, masked men emerged from 165 Prince Street in Boston, Massachusetts,.... read more