October 30

History events
-1207 — (11th of Cheshvan, 2555) According to scientists from Beersheba’s Ben Gurion University who used NASA date today is the date of the eclipse which is described in the Book of Joshua as God making the sun stand still so that the Israelites could defeat the Amorites. http://www.timesofisrael.com/eclipse-stopped-the-sun-for-biblical-joshua-israeli-scientists-say/
1491 — (26th of Cheshvan, 5252) Gershon Soncino printed the first copy of “Immanuel Romi, Mahberot” (The Notebook of Imamanuel Romi) at Brescia
1786 — (8th of Cheshvan, 5547) A deadly fire in the Jewish Ghetto of Verona occurred causing a great loss of life
1903 — (9th of Cheshvan, 5664) During the debate over accepting Uganda as a Jewish homeland, even on a temporary basis, the newspaper Die Welt publishes Menachem Ussishkin’s letter and Herzl’s answer. Menachem Ussishkin opposed an expedition to Uganda
1910 — (27th of Tishrei, 5671) During a pogrom known as the Shiraz Blood Libel, 12 Jews were killed, 50 more were injured and 6,000 were robbed of all their possession by a mob seeking vengeance for the baseless charge that the Jews had ritually murdered a Muslim girl
1941 — (9th of Cheshvan, 5702) Four thousand Jews are murdered at Nesvizh, Belorussia
1948 — (27th of Tishrei, 5709) During Operation Hiram, the Carmeli Brigade successfully fulfilled it mission of thwarting counter attacks from Syria and Lebanon when it crossed into Lebanon and surged all the way to the Litani River
1952 — (11th of Cheshvan, 5713) The Jerusalem Post reported that the Jewish National Fund had been granted a six million dollar loan by the Bank of America to further settlement activities in draining the Hula region, and for land reclamation and acquisition; that work began on the 165-meter westward extension of Haifa Port’s main quay to make it accessible to the largest ship in the Mediterranean
1956 — (25th of Cheshvan, 5717) Sinai Campaign. ….. President Eisenhower assured Ben-Gurion that the United States would not censure Israel as long as the Sinai attack was not a grab for additional territory. Ben-Gurion responded that all Israel wanted was the end of Egyptian support for the fedayeen (the name for Arab terrorists), the end of Arab economic warfare against Israel and the opening of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping. Ben-Gurion would stick to his goals. Eisenhower would betray his promise
1968 — (7th of Cheshvan, 5729) Israeli helicopter-borne Sayeret Matkal commandos carry out Operation Helem (Shock), destroying an Egyptian electric transformer station, two dams along the Nile River and a bridge. The blackout causes Nasser to cease hostilities for a few months while fortifications around hundreds of important targets are built
1977 — (18th of Cheshvan, 5738) The settlement of Mevo Dotan was founded on the West Bank by secular settlers
2023 — (15th of Cheshvan, 5784) Iron Swords. ….. IDF forces are reported to be focusing its operations on Hamas targets on the northern part of the Gaza Strip while also responding from shelling in the north, rockets fired from Gaza continue to fall on “Israeli towns and cities” and Israel has reopened the second of three water pipelines that provide water to the Gaza Strip, allowing for a total of 28.5 million liters a day to flow into the Hamas-run territory