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  • I think this question could best be phrased as "What are some online resources that discuss what happened today in Jewish history?" I don't think this community should build duplicate content of information that is in many other places. Dec 14 '10 at 22:09
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This date in 1961: Adolf Eichmann sentenced to death in Israel.

  • Sentenced or executed?
    – Tzvi
    Dec 16 '10 at 16:35
  • Sentenced. He appealed his conviction, but the conviction was upheld, and he was executed on 27 Iyyar 5722 (May 31, 1962).
    – Chanoch
    Dec 16 '10 at 17:03

The yartzeit of R' Moshe David Valle, a foremost student of the Ramchal.

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