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Today in History: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Burned down, killing 146 Workers

In one of the darkest moments of America's industrial history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City burned down, taking with it the.... read more

Today in History: Obama Care went into Effect; Gov Hochul Acknowledges its 12th Anniversary

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, went into effect on March 23, 2010. The act aimed to provide affordable health insurance.... read more

Today in History: The First U.S. Combat Troops land in Vietnam

Today marks the fifty-seventh anniversary of the arrival of the first American combat troops in Vietnam. On March 8, 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines.... read more

Today in History: The Hula Hoop was Invented

On March 5, 1963 the Hula Hoop, a hip swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America, was invented.  read more

Today in History: Brooklyn Bridge Shooting results in the death of Ari Halberstam a"h

On March 1, 1994, Lebanese-born terrorist, Rashid Baz, shot at a van of 15 Lubavitch boys who were traveling on the Brooklyn Bridge, after.... read more

Today in History: Joseph Stalin y''sh died, Marking the End of a Painful Chapter for Jews

The 18th of Adar marks the death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin (1879-1953), on the.... read more

Today in History: The Great Blizzard of 1899 Draped many parts of the U.S. with Snow

(TF)February 12, 1899, might be a long time ago but it has definitely left its mark in US history. It was the day the Great Blizzard of.... read more

Monsey Memories: The Rebbetzin on Homestead Lane

A City-Boy’s Journey to the Countryside in Monsey It stood at the top of a hill, at the peak of Homestead Lane, which winds its way up.... read more

Living Legacy: Rav Yisroel Salanter, Founder of the Mussar Movement

Photos of brand-new ohel, and local mispalelim, on yohrtzeit 25 Shvat marks the 139th yohrtzeit of Rav Yisroel Lipkin, zy”a, the founder.... read more

Today in History: Liberation of Auschwitz, International Holocaust Remembrance Day

(TF)On the 27th of January in 1945, Auschwitz concentration camp, the Nazi concentration camp where more than a million people were.... read more

Monsey Memories: Rav Hershel Mashinsky, zt”l, upon his 18th Yohrtzeit

One of the most legendary figures in the Monsey community, and a pillar of so many of its institutions who was there since the 1940’s—Reb.... read more

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