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What happened on the 17 of Tammuz?

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up vote 9 down vote accepted
  1. Moshe Rabbeinu broke the luchos when he came down from Har Sinai and saw the eigel
  2. The karbon tamid was no longer brought in the first Bais Hamikdosh.
  3. The destruction of the second Bais Hamikdosh started.
  4. Apostumos burnt the Torah
  5. A tzelem was placed in the heichal

Source: Mishna Ta'anis 4:6

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The Continental Congress adopted the United States Declaration of Independence.

(The Fourth of July in 1776 coincided with 17 Tammuz 5536. What the deeper significance of this is, I don't know.)

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Yeah it must be something like Moshiach being born on Tishbav. – YRU Jul 5 '10 at 13:08

Mori ViRabi Rav Yaakov Weinberg passed away. (in 5759)

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I thought Rabbi Freifeld was your Rebbi – SimchasTorah Jul 1 '10 at 14:54
You are confusing me with another person (who I know very well!) – Yahu Jul 2 '10 at 3:22
YS, its his Father correct? – YRU Jul 14 '10 at 4:32
The person whose Rebbi was Rav Freifeld is not my father. My father's Rebbeim were Rav Hutner and Rav Ruderman, Zichronum Livracha. – Yahu Jul 14 '10 at 23:04
YRU, maybe, if I change my user name to "Rav Yahu" you will realize that I am a generation older than you think. – Yahu Jul 14 '10 at 23:05

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