|LAST CHANCE: Send Purim Baskets and Toys to Israeli Victims of Terror|
Send Gift Baskets to Victims' Families
Bring Purim Joy and Blessing to Israeli families who have suffered the pain and trauma of a terror attack. Your gift will touch their hearts and make the holiday celebration extra special!
Share Blessing & Joy with Victims of Terror
Along with your gift, include a personal messageof support and encouragement - so greatly appreciated by the families.
Unfortunately, there are thousands of terror victims who have suffered greatly and need our compassion and love.
The most tragic victims are the children, whose pain is devastating. Kids need and deserve to have fun! Join us in sending goodies and toys
to these special children.
We thank you for your kindness and generosity towards these heroes of Israel
- 538 – Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general,Belisarius.
- 1550 – Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Pencoduring the Arauco War in present-day Chile.
- 1811 – Peninsular War: A day after a successful rear guard action, French Marshal Michel Ney once again successfully delayed the pursuing Anglo-Portuguese force at the Battle of Redinha.
- 1868 – Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.
- 1881 – Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.
- 1894 – Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn.
- 1913 – Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remains temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.)
- 1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years.
- 1930 – Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march, known as the Salt March, to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt
- 1933 – Great Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his "fireside chats".
- 1940 – Winter War: Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population are immediately evacuated.
- 1947 – The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
- 1993 – North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to its nuclear sites.
- 1993 – The Blizzard of 1993 – Snow begins to fall across the eastern portion of the US with tornadoes, thunder snow storms, high winds and record low temperatures. The storm lasts for 30 hours.
- 2004 – The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is impeached by its National Assembly: the first such impeachment in the nation's history.
- 2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff pleads guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history.
- 1270 – Charles, Count of Valois (d. 1325)
- 1479 – Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (d. 1516)
- 1607 – Paul Gerhardt, German composer (d. 1676)
- 1626 – John Aubrey, English historian and philosopher (d. 1697)
- 1713 – Johann Adolph Hass, German instrument maker (d. 1771)
- 1831 – Clement Studebaker, American businessman (d. 1901)
- 1835 – Simon Newcomb, Canadian-American astronomer and mathematician (d. 1909)
- 1864 – W. H. R. Rivers, English anthropologist, neurologist, ethnologist, and psychiatrist (d. 1922)
- 1881 – Gunnar Nordström, Finnish physicist (d. 1923)
- 1921 – Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (d. 1986)
- 1922 – Jack Kerouac, American author and poet (d. 1969)
- 1925 – Harry Harrison, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
- 1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress
- 1946 – Liza Minnelli, American actress, singer, and dancer
- 1947 – Mitt Romney, American businessman and politician, 70th Governor of Massachusetts
- 1948 – James Taylor, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1962 – Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player
- 1963 – Farahnaz Pahlavi, Iranian-American daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
- 1999 – Sakura Oda, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
- 2003 – Andrea Brillantes, Filipina actress
- 417 – Pope Innocent I
- 1374 – Emperor Go-Kōgon of Japan (b. 1336)
- 1507 – Cesare Borgia, Italian cardinal and politician (b. 1475)
- 1914 – George Westinghouse, American engineer (b. 1846)
- 1925 – Sun Yat-sen, Chinese politician, 1st President of the Republic of China (b. 1866)
- 1955 – Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1920)