Palestine Events in History

2015 Event - The Vatican indicates its intention to enter a treaty with Palestine, officially recognizing it as an independent state

2014 Event - Palestine will be officially recognized as a sovereign state by the new government of Sweden; though the U.N. General Assembly supported such recognition two years ago, few nations have officially extended this recognition

2013 Event - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned Mahmoud Abbas, President of Palestine, hoping the two sides could re-enter peace talks which have been on a three-year hiatus

2013 Event - The President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, declares that official documents must use the words 'State of Palestine'

2011 Event - Nabil al-Araby, Foreign Minister of Egypt, calls for the U.S. to support and independent Palestine

1992 Death - Khaled Mahmoud Saeed, asst to Palestine terrorist Abu Nidal, murdered

1988 Event - U.S. agrees to talk to Palestine Liberation Org (1st time in 13 yrs)

1988 Event - PLO proclaims State of Palestine, recognizes Israeli existence

1987 Event - Palestine uprising begin in Israeli-occupied West Bank

1982 Event - U.S. vetos United Nations Security Council resolution for a limited withdrawal from Beirut of Israeli and Palestine Liberation Organization forces

1976 Event - U.N. Security Council votes 11-1 to seat Palestine Liberation Org

1974 Event - U.N. General Assembly recognizes Palestine right to sovereignty

1974 Death - Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/president Com Palestine, dies

1973 Event - Arab League summit in Algiers recognizes Palestine

1970 Event - Palestine guerillas conquer Irbid Jordania

1969 Event - Nayif Hawatimah forms Dem People's Front for Liberation of Palestine

1969 Event - The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO

1967 Event - People's front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) established

1966 Birthday - Yahya Ayyash, born in Palestine, nicknamed 'the Engineer,' chief bomb maker for Hamas, most wanted man in Israel, caused deaths of 90 Israelis

1964 Event - Palestine National Congress forms the PLO in Jerusalem

1957 Death - Leo Perutz, writer, wrote 11 novels, mathematician, emigrated to Palestine during Nazi Anschluss, 1938, dies in Bad Ischi, Austria

1956 Event - Jordan attacks United Nations Palestine force

1956 Event - Egyptian President Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine

1948 Event - Jordan annexs Arabic Palestine

1948 Event - Arabic Congress names Abdullah of Trans Jordan, King of Palestine

1948 Event - Ralph J. Bunche confirmed as acting United Nations mediator in Palestine

1948 Death - Count Folke Bernadotte, United Nations mediator for Palestine, assassinated

1948 Event - Earl Bernadotte asks aid for fugitives to Palestine

1948 Event - 28 year old British Mandate over Palestine ends

1948 Event - Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed

1947 Event - Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine

1947 Event - Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine

1947 Event - U.N. General Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs and Jews

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

1947 Event - Arabs and Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine

1946 Death - Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered

1946 Event - President Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine

1946 Event - Britain transfers illegal immigrants bound to Palestine, to Cyprus

1946 Event - Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist

1946 Event - British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv

1945 Event - Jewish immigrants are permitted to leave Mauritius for Palestine

1945 Birthday - Charlemagne Palestine, composer

1944 Birthday - Kinky Friedman, Palestine, Texas, country rocker

1943 Birthday - Gene Watson, Palestine, Texas, country singer, Heartaches, Love and Stuff

1942 Event - David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine

1941 Event - Earthquake hits Palestine

1939 Event - Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II

1939 Event - British parliament plans to make Palestine independent by 1949

1938 Event - British leaders and Arabians fight in Palestine

1937 Event - Pan Arab conference about Palestine opens

1936 Event - Jews repel an Arab attack in Petach Tikvah Palestine

1936 Event - Anti-Jewish riots break out in Palestine

1934 Event - 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine

1933 Event - Haifa Harbor in Palestine opens

1929 Event - Jewish Agency for Palestine forms

1929 Birthday - Yasser Arafat, leader, Palestine Liberation Organization

1927 Birthday - Tzvi Avni, born in Saarbrucken, Germany, composer, Israeli emigrated to Palestine, student of Paul Ben-Haim, founded electronic studio at the Jerusalem Academy of Music

1927 Event - Earthquake hits Palestine

1924 Event - Bene Berak Palestine founded

1924 Event - Bene Brak Palestine founded

1922 Event - President Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

1922 Event - British mandate of Palestine begins

1921 Event - Turk and Christian of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews

1920 Birthday - Nehemiah Persoff, Jerusalem Palestine, actor, Al Capone, Yentl

1920 Event - British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect, lasts 28 years

1920 Event - Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate

1918 Event - Battle of Megiddo (Palestine) starts

1918 Event - Australians chase Turkish troop out of Jericho, Dutch Palestine

1917 Event - British capture Gaza Palestine from Turks

1917 Event - Balfour Declaration proclaims support for a Jewish state in Palestine

1915 Event - Vladmir Jabotinsky forms a Jewish military force to fight in Palestine

1913 Event - Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot Palestine

1912 Event - Cornerstone of Technion in Haifa Palestine laid

1910 Birthday - Josef Tal, born in Pinne, Poland, born Joseph Gruenthal, composer, pianist, played hard with Palestine Orchestra, developed notational system for computer-generated compositions at Hebrew University

1901 Event - Arabs attack Gedara, Palestine

1887 Birthday - Alan Gordon Cunningham, Irish/British general/director of Palestine, 1945-48

1886 Birthday - John SSPV Gort, viscount of Limerick/Field Marshal of Palestine

1882 Birthday - Leo Perutz, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, writer, wrote 11 novels, mathematician, emigrated to Palestine during Nazi Anschluss, 1938

1882 Event - 14 Russian Jews of Bilu, arrive in Jaffa Palestine

1835 Event - Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine

1834 Event - Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews

1818 Event - Russia's Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1809 Event - 70 disciples of Gaon of Vilnus, arrive in Israel (Palestine)

1799 Event - Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine

1799 Event - Napolean captures Jaffa Palestine

1759 Event - Earthquake in Safed Palestine kills hundred

1415 Event - Jewish autonomy in Palestine ends, as Raban Gamliel leaves office

1291 Event - Egyptian Mamelukken occupies Akko, crusaders driven out of Palestine

1260 Event - Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army

1191 Event - Richard Coeur de Lion and Crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine

1165 Event - Ramjbam and his family reach Acre Palestine

636 Event - Arabs gain control of most of Palestine from Byzantine Empire

Add History to your Site or Blog
You can add our Today in History or Today's Birthdays scripts to your site. The script has fresh, new content each day, and requires no work on your part. Get started

BrainyHistory on FaceBook
Get the birthdays of the day from BrainyHistory on FaceBook and Twitter