April 20, 2014 / 20 Nisan 5774 / The short, Erev Chag Edition
Tonight begins the 7th day of Pesach. On the first day of Passover, the Exodus began when we left Egypt. On the 7th day, the sea split, and the Jewish people crossed the Yam Suf.
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This year's Passover celebration in Israel has been truly amazing and incredibly inspiring! As we approach the final two days of the Festival of Freedom, the People of Israel wish you much blessing and joy... We invite you to discover some fascinating and inspiring Passover insights that you probably never knew. Click below to explore a great collection of Passover articles (keep scrolling down to see them all): http://unitedwithisrael.org/category/passover/ Just as we appreciate the incredible miracles performed by God thousands of years ago... ...we appreciate and thank you for the generous support that you have shown for the People, Country and Land of Israel over the last few years. May God bless you with freedom and peace - and shower you with abundant 'chesed' (loving-kindness)! Wishing You a Happy and Healthy Passover, The 'United with Israel' Family PS - Please forward this link to your family and friends to share the Passover wisdom and joy! Here is the link --> http://unitedwithisrael.org/category/passover/===
- 238 – Year of the Six Emperors: The Roman Senate outlaws emperor Maximinus Thrax for his bloodthirsty proscriptions in Rome and nominates two of its members, Pupienus and Balbinus, to the throne.
- 1500 – Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
- 1519 – Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico.
- 1529 – Treaty of Saragossa divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of theMoluccas.
- 1836 – Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
- 1864 – The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency.
- 1876 – The first ever National League baseball game is played in Philadelphia.
- 1889 – At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000.
- 1915 – The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres.
- 1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse.
- 1948 – 1948 Arab-Israeli War: Haifa, a major port of Israel, is captured from Arab forces.
- 1951 – Korean War: The Chinese People's Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong.
- 1954 – Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy Hearings begins.
- 1977 – Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic.
- 1983 – The German magazine Der Stern claims that the "Hitler Diaries" had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries.
- 1993 – Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser is released.
- 2000 – In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.
- 2005 – Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan's war record.
- 2008 – The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service.
- 1451 – Isabella I of Castile (d. 1504)
- 1592 – Wilhelm Schickard, German mathematician (d. 1635)
- 1658 – Giuseppe Torelli, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1709)
- 1724 – Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (d. 1804)
- 1757 – Alessandro Rolla, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1841)
- 1870 – Vladimir Lenin, Russian politician (d. 1924)
- 1891 – Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician, geophysicist, and astronomer (d. 1989)
- 1899 – Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American author (d. 1977)
- 1904 – J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist (d. 1967)
- 1923 – Bettie Page, American model and actress (d. 2008)
- 1936 – Glen Campbell, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor