1264- Anti-Jewish riots erupted in Arnstadt (Germany).


1360- Anti-Jewish riots erupted in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland), many Jews were killed and the rest were expelled.


1733- Commemorating the defeat of the Persian army, the Jews of Baghdad established a Purim.


1748- Empress Maria Theresa revoked the Edict of Expulsion of Bohemian Jews.


1796- The Common Council of New York City revoked the license of a non-Jewish butcher for affixing Jewish seals to non-kosher meat. This is the earliest act of legal intervention in protection of kashrut.


August 16,1948- Israeli currency became legal tender.


August 16, 1948- During the Israeli War of Independence and the siege of Jerusalem, Arabs blew up the Latrun pumping station, cutting off Jerusalem's water supply.


August 2, 1990- Iraq invades Kuwait and prompts Allied coalition against it.


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Yom Shabbat, 26 Kislev, 5784 - 2nd day of Chanukkah

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