May 1

History events
1338 — (11th of Iyar, 5098) Louis the Bavarian “informed the council of Worms that the Jews of that city were bound by agreement to pay the sum of 2,000 gulden toward the king’s contemplated expedition against France, and that, if necessary, force might be employed in collecting this sum.”
1919 — (1th of Iyar, 5679) The rabbis of Palestine hold a first conference. Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak HaCohen Kook is asked to serve as chief rabbi
1921 — (23th of Nisan, 5681) Riots began in Jaffe resulting in the death of forty Jews and the wounding two hundred others. The riots soon spread to Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Kfar Saba, Hadera and Rehovot
1926 — (17th of Iyar, 5786) “The all-Jewish football (soccer) club, SC Hakoah Wien, led by Béla Guttmann played before a crowd of 46,000 people at the Polo Grounds in New York City
1939 — (12th of Iyar, 5699) In Hungary, discriminatory laws were passed against Jews engaged in law and medicine. Jewish participation in the economy was restricted to six percent.
1939 — (12th of Iyar, 5699) Following a decision “made in the secretariat of Hashomer Hatzair, Kibbutz BaMa’ale and Kibbutz BaMifne “were settled in Menashe Heights” and eventually be called Kibbutz Dalia
1943 — (26th of Nisan, 5703) The first of four trains carrying nearly 11,000 Jews arrive at Auschwitz from Salonika, Greece
1944 — (8th of Iyar, 5704) Starting today the Nazis begin the liquidation of the Lodz (Poland) Ghetto
1948 — (22th of Nisan, 5708) “The Arabs opened a large scale attack on Ramot Naphtali in the northern hills near Lebanon.” The settlement was the key to a Jewish victory in the Galilee. If the Arabs could take the settlement, they would be able to keep the Palmach from sending reinforcements Safed. In the end, the settlers held and Jewish forces were able to take control of Safed after an extremely difficult battle later in the month
1990 — (6th of Iyar, 5750) Greece establishes full diplomatic relations with Israel
2004 — (10th of Iyar, 5764) Maccabi Tel Aviv crushes Italy’s Skipper Bologna 118-74 to become European champions for the fourth time in the club’s history
2014 — (1th of Iyar, 5774) “According to figures released today by the Central Bureau of Statistics” the population of Israel now “stands at 8.18 million people.”

1572 — (18th of Iyar, 5332) Moses Isserles, Polish rabbi and code annotator, died
1805 — (2th of Iyar, 5565) Johann Jacoby, German statesman, born
1808 — (4th of Iyar, 5568) Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid, M.P., first English Jewish lawyer, born
1967 — (21th of Nisan, 5727) Birthdate of Yael Arad Israel, an Israeli judoka who won a silver medal at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992