April 21

History events
1481 — (13th of Iyar, 5241) Jews of Seville burned at the stake
1499 — (11th of Iyar, 5259) The New Christians, including those who had been forcibly baptized, are forbidden to leave Portugal
1903 — (24nd of Nisan, 5663) Herzl arrived in London as he continued to his quest to get support from leading British political leaders and prominent English Jews for a Jewish homeland
1936 — (29nd of Nisan, 5696) The funeral for six Jews who were murdered by Arab rioters in Tel Aviv yesterday was held at 6 o’clock this morning at the end of which all were buried in a common grave including one of the victims who was never identified
1946 — (20th of Nisan, 5706) On the 6th Day of Pesach, five Jews, each of them a concentration-camp survivor, motoring near Nowy Targ, Poland, were stopped at a mock police checkpoint and shot to death. The oldest victim was 35, one was 25, and the remaining three were 22
1953 — (6th of Iyar, 5713) The Jerusalem Post reported that Israel accused Egypt of an act of piracy when three Israeli fishing smacks were stopped and searched, in international waters, by an Egyptian corvette
2001 — (28th of Nisan, 5761) Dr. Mario Goldin, 53, of Kfar Sava, was killed when a terrorist detonated a powerful bomb he was carrying near a group of people waiting at a bus stop on the corner of Weizman and Tchernichovsky streets. About 60 people were injured in the blast. Hamas claimed responsibility
2002 — (9th of Iyar, 5762) Official end of Operation Defensive Shield, the Israeli response to a wave Arab terrorism that included the murder of 30 people during a Seder

1585 — (22nd of Nisan, 5345) Sixteenth century Salonica born Rabbi Moses ben Joseph di Trani (Mabit) passed away in Safed
1896 — (8th of Iyar, 5656) Baron Maurice de Hirsch, philanthropist, died
1947 — (1st of Iyar, 5707) Nineteen year old British Army veteran and Irgun member Meir Feinstein and twenty year old Moshe Barazani blew themselves up with a handgrenade hours before they were scheduled to be hung in the Jerusalem Central Prison