June 2

History events
-876 — (28th of Iyar, 2884) This is the traditional date of death of Samuel, prophet and priest (born 2832)
1430 — (11th of Sivan, 5190) Moses Arragel, a Hebrew Scholar in Castile, presented his translation of the “Old Testament” into the Castilian language to Don Luis de Guzman, grand master of the Order of Catalrava”
1453 — (25th of Sivan, 5213) In Breslau, John of Capistrano led a mock trial of alleged desecrations of the host. The Rabbi of the community hanged himself and urged other Jews to commit suicide. Forty-one Jews were burned, their property confiscated, and all children under seven were forcibly baptized
1476 — (10th of Sivan, 5236) Printing of the first edition of Tur Orah Cahim in Mantua, Italy
1495 — (10th of Sivan, 5255) In Leiria, Abraham d’Ortas completed the printing of Jacob ben Asher’s Tur Or Hayyim
1937 — (23th of Sivan, 5697) The Palestine Post reported that the new Central Railway Station opened in Haifa
1943 — (28th of Iyar, 5703) Liquidation of the Lwów Ghetto, located in German-occupied Poland, was completed, with the last surviving Jewish residents deported to the nearby Janowska concentration camp
1944 — (11th of Sivan, 5704) The Allies begin a bombing operation (Operation Frantic) in the Balkans, the goal of which is to distract the Germans from upcoming Allied landings in France. Bombing routes overfly the railway lines leading from Hungary to Auschwitz. The operation lasts for four months, during the deportation of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz. The railway lines carrying the Jews are never targeted
1948 — (24th of Iyar, 5708) The Golani and Carmeli brigades attacked Jenin today
1949 — (5th of Sivan, 5709) The Kingdom of Transjordan was renamed The Kingdome of Jordan. …..The kingdom had been named Transjordan because it was across (trans) the Jordan river. In 1948, Jordan’s army crossed the Jordan River and seized the eastern portion of Jerusalem and the territory now called the West Bank. Since the country was now on both sides of the Jordan River, it was no called Jordan. This name change proved that the government of Jordan planned to remain permanently on the west bank of the Jordan River and there was no intention to create a Palestinian State
1952 — (9th of Sivan, 5712) The Jerusalem Post reported that an Israeli mother, who drowned her sick and handicapped five-year-old child in the sea, received a one year prison sentence. The judge pointed out that there was a waiting list of more than 300 handicapped children waiting for proper treatment
1982 — (11th of Sivan, 5742) Yad Vashem recognized Jan Karski as Righteous Among the Nations. A tree bearing a memorial plaque in his name was planted at Yad Vashem’s Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations in Jerusalem

1128 — (2th of Tammuz, 4888) Pier Leoni, “the son of the Jewish convert Leo de Benedicto and founder of the great and important medieval Roman family of the Pierleoni” who was said to be “the greatest man in Rome in his time” passed away today
1909 — (13th of Sivan, 5669) Birthdate of Benzion Netanyahu an Israeli historian and Zionist activist who is also known for being secretary to the father of the Revisionist Zionism movement Ze’ev Jabotinsky as well as the father of Yonatan Netanyahu, former commander of Sayeret Matkal, who was killed in Operation Entebbe and Israeli politician Benjamin Netanyahu
1946 — (3th of Sivan, 5706) Birthdate of Tel Aviv native Gidon Remez the prize winning Israeli author who along with Isabella Ginor is responsible for the innovative history Foxbats Over Dimona and The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973