Purim is the happiest day on the Jewish calendar. The celebrations begin on Saturday evening March 15, less than one week from today. We, the Jewish People, commemorate our victory over the evil Persian empire whose plan was to exterminate the entire Nation of Israel. We all know that since its independence, Israel has suffered from acts of terror such as suicide bombings, drive-by shootings, rocket attacks and much more. Terror victims suffer daily from deep physical and emotional scars. Young children, teenagers and adults who have lost loved ones often suffer in silence. This year, please join us in brightening the Purim holiday for families who suffer from the horrific pain and trauma of a terror attack. You can sending a special Purim Basket filled with goodies, toys and joy! CLICK BELOW TO SEND PURIM PACKAGES https://unitedwithisrael.net/purim/?c=et3a Your blessing will touch the hearts of these families, knowing that others share in both their pain and their joy. Your message of comfort will go a long way to make the holiday extra special for those who have suffered so much. Whether they've lost parents, siblings or suffered their own injuries, the most tragic victims are the children - whose pain is devastating. These kids need and deserve to have FUN! CLICK BELOW TO BRING JOY TO ISRAEL'S VICTIMS OF TERROR https://unitedwithisrael.net/purim/?c=et3b We invite you to become a partner in this very inspiring project. Please take the opportunity to write a personal note that will be delivered to the families along with their gifts. Your kindness and generosity will make an everlasting impression on these very special families. Your blessing will bring "light, gladness, joy and honor" to the silent heroes of Israel whose only crime is being proud Jews living in the Land of Israel. Send Gifts, Toys & Notes to Victims of Terror --> https://unitedwithisrael.net/purim/?c=et3c The People of Israel - and in particular the families - thank you so much! We ask you to please forward this email to your family and friends. They too, deserve the opportunity to help make a difference for the citizens of Israel. With Blessings from Israel, The 'United with Israel' Family BRING PURIM BLESSING AND JOY TO ISRAEL'S VICTIMS OF TERROR Click Here --> https://unitedwithisrael.net/purim/?c=et3d Checks can be mailed to a US address: United with Israel PO Box 151 Lawrence, NY 11559 United States Checks can be mailed directly to Israel: United with Israel 8/19 Nachal Maor St. Box 71530 Bet Shemesh 99623 ISRAEL You can also reach us by phone:: +1-646-213-4003 (USA) +972-2-533-7841 (Israel) Send Your Online Gift and Personal Note --> https://unitedwithisrael.net/purim/?c=et3e===
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- 222 – Emperor Elagabalus is assassinated, along with his mother, Julia Soaemias, by the Praetorian Guard during a revolt. Their mutilated bodies are dragged through the streets of Rome before being thrown into the Tiber.
- 1387 – Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood leads Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.
- 1641 – Guaraní forces living in the Jesuit Reductions defeat bandeirantes loyal to the Portuguese Empire at the Battle of Mbororé in present-day Panambí, Argentina.
- 1649 – The Frondeurs and the French sign the Peace of Rueil.
- 1702 – The Daily Courant, England's first national daily newspaper is published for the first time.
- 1708 – Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
- 1811 – During André Masséna's retreat from the Lines of Torres Vedras, a division led by French Marshal Michel Ney fights off a combined Anglo-Portuguese force to give Masséna time to escape.
- 1824 – The United States Department of War creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
- 1845 – The Flagstaff War: Unhappy with translational differences regarding the Treaty of Waitangi, chiefs Hone Heke, Kawiti and Māori tribe members chop down the British flagpole for a fourth time and drive settlers out of Kororareka, New Zealand.
- 1848 – Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine and Robert Baldwin become the first Prime Ministers of the Province of Canada to be democratically elected under a system of responsible government.
- 1851 – The first performance of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Venice.
- 1867 – The first performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris.
- 1872 – Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
- 1879 – Shō Tai formally abdicated his position of King of Ryūkyū, under orders from Tokyo, ending the Ryukyu Kingdom
- 1888 – The Great Blizzard of 1888 begins along the eastern seaboard of the United States, shutting down commerce and killing more than 400.
- 1916 – USS Nevada (BB-36) is commissioned. The first US Navy "super-dreadnought".
- 1918 – The first case of Spanish flu occurs, the start of a devastating worldwide pandemic.
- 1927 – In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
- 1941 – World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Lend-Lease Act into law, allowing American-built war supplies to be shipped to the Allies on loan.
- 1942 – World War II: General Douglas MacArthur leaves Corregidor.
- 1946 – Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.
- 1977 – The 1977 Hanafi Muslim Siege: more than 130 hostages held in Washington, D.C., by Hanafi Muslims are set free after ambassadors from three Islamic nations join negotiations.
- 1978 – Coastal Road massacre: At least 37 are killed and more than 70 are wounded when Al Fatah hijack an Israeli bus, prompting Israel's Operation Litani.
- 2004 – Madrid train bombings: Simultaneous explosions on rush hour trains in Madrid, Spain, kill 191 people.
- 2007 – Georgia claims Russian helicopters attacked the Kodori Valley in Abkhazia, an accusation that Russia categorically denies later.
- 2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
- 1544 – Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (d. 1595)
- 1745 – Bodawpaya, Burmese king (d. 1819)
- 1811 – Urbain Le Verrier, French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1877)
- 1818 – Marius Petipa, French-Russian dancer and choreographer (d. 1910)
- 1819 – Henry Tate, English businessman and philanthropist, founded Tate & Lyle (d. 1899)
- 1822 – Joseph Louis François Bertrand, French mathematician (d. 1900)
- 1873 – David Horsley, English-American businessman, co-founded Universal Studios (d. 1933)
- 1898 – Dorothy Gish, American actress (d. 1968)
- 1931 – Rupert Murdoch, Australian-American businessman, founded News Corporation
- 1952 – Douglas Adams, English-American author and playwright (d. 2001)
- 1955 – Nina Hagen, German singer-songwriter and actress
- 1979 – Benji Madden, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (Good Charlotte, Dead Executives, and Taintstick)
- 1979 – Joel Madden, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (Good Charlotte and Dead Executives)
- 1981 – LeToya Luckett, American singer-songwriter and actress (Destiny's Child)
- 1993 – Daisuke Ssegwanyi, Ugandan swimmer
- 1425 BC – Thutmose III, Egyptian pharaoh (b. 1481 BC)
- 222 – Elagabalus, Roman emperor (b. 203)
- 222 – Julia Soaemias, Roman wife of Sextus Varius Marcellus (b. 180)
- 638 – Sophronius, patriarch of Jerusalem (b. 560)
- 859 – Eulogius of Córdoba, Spanish martyr (b. 819)
- 1602 – Emilio de' Cavalieri, Italian organist and composer (b. 1550)
- 1845 – Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (b. 1774)
- 1969 – John Wyndham, English author (b. 1903)