Important Historic Dates 2015

Historic Dates:
800 year anniversary of the Magna Carta, June 15, 1215

750th Anniversary:
  • Westminster, the first English parliament conducts its first meeting in the Palace of Westminster.

700 year anniversary:
  • The Great Famine 1315-1317

600 year anniversary:
  • Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance May 4th, 1415

175th Year anniversary
  • Laborer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated, August 1, 1840

150th Year anniversary
  • Salvation Army is founded in the east end of London, July 5, 1865

100 Year anniversary:
  • Armenian Genocide that began April 24, 1915

75th Anniversary: 
  • “Finest Hour” speech by Winston Churchill, June 18th, 1940
  • Germany begins the Nazi Blitz of air raids of 57 consecutive nights of bombing, September 7, 1940

Jewish Feast Dates:

Purim                         March 5, 2015                       

Tish-a B’Av                 July 26, 2015                         9th of Av
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