April 12

History events
70 — (15th of Nissan, 3830) According to some, the date on the civil calendar when Pesach is observed for the last time before the destruction of the Second Temple
1464 — (4th of Iyar, 5224) Thirty Jews were killed in Cracow
1833 — (25th of Nisan, 5593) In Copenhagen, a new synagogue built under the leadership of Rabbi Abraham Alexander Wolff was dedicated today
1938 — (11th of Nisan, 5698) The Polish steamer Polonia lands 250 passengers at Tel Aviv, making it the second ship to use the world’s first “Jewish port.”
1948 — (3th of Nisan, 5708) The Haganah attacked the Arab Liberation Army commanded by Fawzi al-Kaukji at Mishmar Ha-Emek
1951 — (6th of Nisan, 5711) The Knesset passed a resolution setting 27 Nissan as Yom Hashoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yom is the Hebrew word for ‘day’ and Shoah is the Hebrew word for ‘whirlwind.’
2002 — (30th of Nisan, 5762) Six people were murdered when a 17 year old female terrorist detonated a bomb at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem
2013 — (2th of Iyar, 5773) The Defense Ministry released its annual figures of fallen soldiers this morning ahead of Remembrance Day, stating that 92 soldiers had fallen this year and a total of 23,085 have fallen in Israel’s wars since 1860

1740 — (26th of Nisan 5500) Rabbi Simhon ben Joshua Moses Morforso author of Shemesh Zedakah passed away