July 24

History events
1298 — (14th of Av, 5058) During the Rindfleisch massacres, the Jewish community of Bischofsheim on the Tauber, Germany perished
1349 — (8th of Av, 5109) The Jews of Frankfort were killed in what would be called the Black Death Massacres
1518 — (16th of Av, 5278) Sefer ha-Harkavah, a Hebrew grammar written by Elijah Levita (Bahur) was published in Rome today.
1911 — (28th of Tammuz, 5671) Fire in Balata district of Constantinople destroys Boys’ and Girls’ Schools of the Alliance Israelite Universelle, four synagogues, and 1,000 houses, about 600, which belonged to Jews
1918 — (15th of Av, 5678) On Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem, Dr. Chaim Weizmann laid the cornerstone for Hebrew University. It would be several more years before construction began and the university would actually become a reality.
1922 — (28th of Tammuz, 5682) The League of Nations confirmed Britain’s mandate over Palestine
1948 — (17th of Tammuz, 5708) During War of Independence, Israeli forces launched an assault as part of Operation Shorter on an area south of Haifa called the «Little Triangle.»
1950 — (10th of Av, 5710) The first World Congress for the Promotion of the Hebrew Language and Culture met in Jerusalem
1961 — (11th of Av, 5721) The fifth and final convey of Jewish children left Morocco “under the guise of taking a vacation trip to Switzerland” which hid the reality that the children were being taken to leave in Israel as part of what is known as Operation Mural
1969 — (9th of Av, 5729) IAF pilots Shmuel Gordon, Michael Zuk and Ran Goren were responsible for shooting down three Egyptian aircraft today

1836 — (10th of Av, 5596) Jean de Bloch, Russo-Polish financier, born
1991 — (12th of Av, 5751) Author Isaac Bashevis Singer passed away
1995 — (26th of Tammuz, 5755) Mordechai Tuvya, 38, Nehama Leibowitz, 61, Zehava Oren, 60, Rahel Tamari, 65, Moshe Shkedi, 75 and Zvia Hacohen, 62 were killed and 30 Israeli civilians were injured when a Hamas suicide bomber detonated 33 pounds of TNT aboard No. 20 commuter bus in Ramat Gan near the Diamond Exchange