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

Monsey Memories: Rav Simcha Wasserman—A Pioneer in Chinuch

As we endeavor to chronicle the early settlement of the Monsey community, we come upon the incredible personality of Rav Simcha Waserman, a son of.... read more

Today in History: Wikipedia made its Debut

On Jan 15, 2001, Wikipedia, one of the most viewed websites in the world was launched.The massive online database of information on almost.... read more

Today in History: One of the Deadliest Earthquakes ever hits Haiti

(TF)A horrific earthquake hit Haiti on this day, 12 years ago.It was Tuesday around 5 p.m. when the tragic disaster rattled the.... read more

Today in History: "Cigarette Smoking is Linked to Lung Cancer," was first Announced

January 11, 1964, was when the first doctor linked smoking to lung cancer.Surgeon General Luther Terry MD made this bold announcement to a.... read more

Today in History: The National Debt Reaches Zero for the First and Last time

On January 8, 1835, President Andrew Jackson achieved his goal of entirely paying off the United States’ national debt. It was the only time in.... read more

Today in History: The Opter Rav Wishes “L’chaim” on New Years Eve

By Toby FriedmanThe Opter Rav, a talmud of R’ Elimelech from Lizensk, used to wish.... read more