April 8

History events
73 — (15th of Nisan, 3833) The Great Revolt came to an end today when the defenders of Masada completed their murder/suicide pact
1484 — (13th of Nisan, 5244) Local farmers of Arles, France, led by the town’s monks attacked the Jewish section of the town. A number of people were killed and 50 men were forced to accept Christianity
1648 — (26th of Nisan, 5408) Ferdinand III. grants Bohemian Jews right of residence in all royal towns
1730 — (2th of Iyyar, 5490) In New York, the (first) Mill Street Synagogue which is known as Shearith Israel was consecrated. It was the first structure designed and built to be a synagogue in continental North America
1801 — (25th of Nisan, 5561) One hundred and twenty-eight Jews killed by soldiers and populace at Bucharest as the result of a blood accusation
1942 — (21th of Nisan, 5702) The Crimean Peninsula was declared Juednfrei or Jew Free
1943 — (3rd of Nisan, 5703) The Nazis began executing Jews near Ternopol in the Ukraine. By the time they finish on the following day, one thousand Jews will have been murdered
1944 — (15rd of Nisan, 5704) The Jewish Agency telegraphed from Istanbul to Jerusalem that the steamship Maritza carrying 244 Jewish refugees from Romania had arrived that day in the Turkish port and that the passenger would be leaving in two days’ time by train for Palestine
1950 — (21rd of Nisan, 5710) In Tel Aviv, Australian Jack Harper won the singles title of Israel’s International Open Tennis Tournament
1952 — (13rd of Nisan, 5712) The Jerusalem Post reported that The IDF graduated 600 cadets of all services, the largest number ever trained to become officers

1094 — (19th of Nisan, 4854) Mathematician and astronomer Rabbi Isaac ben Baruch Albalia, author of “Kuppat ha-Rochlin, passed away
1790 — (24rd of Nisan, 5550) According to some sources, birthdate of Ruth Luzzatto, who gained fame as “Rachel Morpurgo: Queen of the Hebrew Sonnet.” Date of death — 1871