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Palestine - Notable Historical Events

Richard IJul 12, 1191

David Ben-GurionMay 12, 1942

Menachem BeginJul 23, 1946

Yasser ArafatFeb 4, 1969

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Palestine - Historical Events
Date Event
415-10-17

Jewish autonomy in Palestine ended by the Romans and Raban Gamliel forced from office

636-07-23

Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from Byzantine Empire

1165-05-16

Ramjbam & his family reach Acre Palestine

1191-07-12

English King Richard I / the Lionheart & Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine

1260-09-03

Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army

1291-07-31

Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine

1759-10-31

Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred

1799-03-06

Napoleon Bonaparte captures Jaffa, Palestine

1799-03-26

Napoleon captures Jaffa, Palestine

1809-08-08

70 disciples of Gaon of Vilnius, arrive in Palestine

1818-11-21

Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1834-06-15

Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews

1835-07-25

Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine

1882-07-06

14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine

1901-09-12

Arabs attack Gedara Palestine

1912-04-11

Cornerstone of Technion in Haifa Palestine laid

1913-07-23

Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot Palestine

1915-03-02

Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine

1917-01-09

World War I: the Battle of Rafa occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.

1917-10-31

World War I: Battle of Beersheba in southern Palestine- "last successful cavalry charge in history"

1917-11-02

Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine

1917-11-07

British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks

1918-02-21

Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine

1918-09-18

Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts

1920-04-20

Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate

1920-04-24

British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)

1921-06-19

Turks & Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews

1922-09-11

British mandate of Palestine begins

1922-09-21

Pres Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

1924-06-11

Bene Brak Palestine founded

1924-06-13

Bene Berak Palestine founded

1927-07-02

Earthquake hits Palestine

1929-08-14

Jewish Agency for Palestine forms

1933-07-21

Haifa Harbor in Palestine opens

1934-02-10

1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine

1936-04-19

Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine

1936-04-19

First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine.

1936-04-20

Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine

1937-09-08

Pan Arab conference about Palestine opens

1938-08-26

British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine

1939-05-23

British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949

1939-08-29

Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II

1941-07-02

Earthquake hits Palestine

1942-05-12

David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

1945-08-25

Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine

1946-06-29

Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist

1946-06-29

British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv

1946-07-23

Menachem Begin's Zionist militant group Irgun bombs the King David Hotel, the then British administrative headquarters for Palestine

1946-08-13

Britain diverts illegal immigrants bound for Palestine to Cyprus

1946-10-06

US Pres Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine

1947-02-07

Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine

1947-07-18

British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine

1947-11-29

UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews

1947-12-29

Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine

1948-02-01

Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed

1948-05-15

28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends

1948-08-23

Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine

1948-09-18

Ralph J Bunche confirmed as acting UN mediator in Palestine

1948-12-01

Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan as King of Palestine

1948-12-08

Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine

1956-01-16

Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine

1956-07-25

Jordan attacks UN Palestine force

1964-05-28

Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem

1967-12-11

People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established

1968-07-02

An El Al Israeli airliner is hijacked and diverted to Algeria by three armed members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)

1969-02-04

The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO

1969-02-23

Nayif Hawatimah forms Dem People's Front for Liberation of Palestine

1970-09-13

Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania

1973-11-28

Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine

1974-11-22

UN General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty

1976-01-12

UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Org

1976-06-27

Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany

1982-06-26

US vetos UN Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli & Palestine Liberation Organization forces

1987-12-09

Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank

1988-11-15

PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence

1988-12-14

US agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)

1998-08-11

Palestine Liberation Organisation and Palestinian National Authority president, Yasser Arafat, arrives in Cape Town on his first state visit to South Africa at the invitation of President Nelson Mandela

2004-11-11

The death of Yasser Arafat is confirmed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, of unidentified causes. Mahmoud Abbas is elected chairman of the PLO minutes later.

2005-01-09

Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He is succeeded by Rawhi Fattouh.

2012-09-02

15 people are killed by a car bomb attack at a refugee camp in Sbeineh, Palestine

2012-11-29

The UN votes to approve Palestine's status change from an observer to an observer state

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Palestine - Birthdays
Date Event
1861-04-23

Edmund Allenby, With Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence in Arabia

1886-07-10

John SSPV Gort, viscount of Limerick/fieldmarshal of Palestine

1887-05-01

Alan Gordon Cunningham, Irish/Brit gen/director of Palestine (1945-48)

1920-08-14

Nehemiah Persoff, Jerusalem Palestine, actor (Al Capone, Yentl)

1935-03-26

Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestine National Authority

1943-10-11

Gene Watson, Palestine Tx, country singer (Heartaches, Love & Stuff)

1944-10-31

Kinky Friedman, Palestine Tx, country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy)

1945-08-15

Charlemagne Palestine, composer

1945-08-15

Charlemagne Palestine, Four Motion Studies

1948-12-10

Abu Abbas, founder of the Palestine Liberation Front (d. 2004)

1965-11-26

Nicola Ferrari, Letters from Palestine

1974-07-11

Erkan Sever, Valley of the Wolves: Palestine

1978-02-14

Cem Tuncer, Valley of the Wolves: Palestine

1980-11-12

Nur Fettahoglu, Valley of the Wolves: Palestine

1984-10-11

Dave Palestine, Still Alice

Palestine - Notable Deaths

Yasser ArafatNov 11, 2004

Palestine - Deaths
Date Event
1936-05-14

Edmund Allenby, With Allenby in Palestine and Lawrence in Arabia

1946-11-23

Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered

1948-09-17

Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator for Palestine, assassinated

1974-07-04

Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies

1992-07-24

Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered

2001-08-27

Abu Ali Mustafa, leader of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (assassinated) (b. 1938)

2004-11-11

Yasser Arafat, co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75


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