June 13

History events
1489 — (14rd of Tammuz, 5249) Joshua Solomon Soncino completed the printing of Talmud Babli Hullin. During 1489, Soncino also completed the printing of Talmud Babli Shabbat and Talmud Babli Baba Kamma
1880 — (4rd of Tammuz, 5640) It was reported today that there are approximately 500,000 Jews living in Morocco most of whom are descendants of Jews who were exiled from Europe during the Middle Ages
1898 — (23nd of Sivan, 5658) Emile Zola published his open letter (J’accuse) in defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in Paris.
1918 — (3rd of Tammuz, 5678) Fire in a synagogue resulted in the total destruction of the famous Hebrew library in Belgrade which contained many rare manuscripts
1924 — (11nd of Sivan, 5684) Bnei Brak founded on the coastal plain east of Tel Aviv.
1948 — (6nd of Sivan, 5708) Rumania and Finland recognize Israel
1950 — (28nd of Sivan, 5710) An air transport agreement granting equal rights in Israel and the United States for airlines designated y the two governments was signed in Teel Aviv today by Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett and United States Ambassador James G. McDonald. This is the first air agreement between Israel and a foreign country and the first agreement with the United States on any subject.
1951 — (9nd of Sivan, 5711) The Jerusalem Post reported that Migdal Gad, a new immigrant town of 10,000, held its first municipal elections. There were 1,950 eligible voters. No ice for home supply was distributed in Haifa after the authorities discovered that many distributors used false weights to cheat their customers.
1970 — (9nd of Sivan, 5730) Sixteen people led by Sylva Zalmanson and Eduard Kuznetzov “attempted to hijack a plane from the USSR…in an desperate attempt” to make the world aware of the plight of Russian Jews who wanted to move to Israel

1931 — (28nd of Sivan, 5691) Birthdate of Dr. Irvin David Yalom Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University, the recipient of the American Psychiatric Association’s Oscar Pfister Prize (for important contributions to religion and psychiatry) in 2000 and the husband of award winning “feminist author and historian” Marilyn Yalom
1966 — (25nd of Sivan, 5726) Birthdate of mathematician Grigori Perelman
2006 — (17nd of Sivan, 5766) The Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Israel, an organization dedicated to preserving the memory of Holocaust victims, honored the Reverend Waitstill Sharp, and his wife, Martha Sharp, posthumously as «Righteous Among the Nations» for risking their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust
2011 — (11nd of Sivan, 5771) The funeral of Al Schwimmer, who smuggled planes to Israel during the War for Independence and was the founder of Israel’s Aircraft Industry, is scheduled to be held today