April 7

History events
1486 — (2th of Iyyar, 5246) The first prayer book (Siddur) was printed in Italy by Soncino. This was the only time that the Siddur was published during the 15th century
1920 — (19th of Nisan, 5680) The Arab Riots in Jerusalem which had begun on the second day of Pesach came to an end today
1930 — (9th of Nisan, 5690) It was reported today that Palestine Mandatory Authority is preparing a plan for dividing Palestine into cantons, like Switzerland which it will then submit to the government in London. “The first experiment with such cantons will be the establishment of special Jewish district comprising Tel Aviv…with 47,000 inhabitants” and 40 nearby settlements including Petach Tikvah, Rishon Lexion and Rehoboth that would form a contiguous entity with 70,000 Jewish inhabitants. The aim is to ultimate create 15 or 16 such cantons, seven of which be Moslem, three would be Christian and five or six which would be Jewish
1932 — (1th of Nisan, 5692) The first radio station in Palestine was opened today in Tel Aviv under a license from the British Mandatory Government. Mendel Abranovitch operated Radio Tel Aviv
1937 — (26th of Nisan, 5697) The Palestine Post reported from London that according to British political circles, the Royal (Peel) Commission on Palestine might propose the setting up of two separate Jewish and Arab states, leaving Jerusalem, Bethlehem and other holy places under British Mandate. Haifa was to be a common seaport for all
1952 — (12th of Nisan, 5712) The Jerusalem Post reported that The Jerusalem Municipal Council voted for a new entertainment tax and fixed salaries of town councilors and deputy mayors
1956 — (26th of Nisan, 5716) — A resident of Ashkelon was killed in her home, when attackers threw three hand grenades into her house. Two members of kibbutz Givat Haim were killed, when terrorists opened fire on their car, on the road from Plugot Junction to Mishmar HaNegev; One person was killed and three others were wounded when terrorists attacked areas around Nitzanim and Ketziot tossing hand grenades and firing guns into homes and cars; Two members of kibbutz Givat Haim were killed, when terrorists opened fire on their car, on the road from Plugot Junction to Mishmar HaNegev
1967 — (26th of Adar II, 5727) Israeli fighters shot down seven Syrian MIG-21s.
2011 — (3th of Nisan, 5771) Today, the Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted for the first time a Grad rocket that was fired at the Israeli city of Ashkelon from the Gaza Strip

1285 — (1th of Iyyar, 5045) After a journey of almost two years “German Talmudist Judah ben Asher” arrived in Toledo, Spain today
1645 — (21th of Iyyar, 5405) Michael Cardozo became the 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil. The Dutch West India Company granted Michael Cardoso the right to practice law in Brazil a privilege no other Jew enjoyed at that time anywhere else
1654 — (30th of Iyyar, 5414) Manuel Teieira (Isaac Hayyim Senior Teixeira), the Lisbon born son of Diego Teixeira and Sara d’Andrade who followed in his father’s footsteps as “the financial agent and resident minister of Queen Cristian of Sweden married his second wife Esther Gomez des Mesquita today in Hamburg, Germany
1992 — (4th of Nisan, 5752) Eighty year old Chess Grandmaster Samuel Reshevsky passed away today