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Secular Calendar 
 
Hebrew Calendar
BCE
(BEFORE COMMON ERA)
 
 
3761
Creation of Adam, the sixth day of creation 
1
2704
Birth of Noah 
56
2104
The Flood 
1656
1812
Birth of Abraham 
1948
1764
Tower of Bable 
1996
1742
Covenant between God and Abraham 
2018
1712
Birth of Isaac 
2048
1675
Binding of Isaac 
2085
1652
Births of Jacob and Esau 
2108
1589
Isaac blesses Jacob 
2171
1568
Jacob marries Rachel and Leah 
2192
1544
Joseph sold by his brothers 
2216
1522
Jacob and his family move to Egypt 
2238
1505
Death of Jacob 
2255
1451
Death  of Joseph 
2309
1428
Beginning of slavery in Egypt 
2332
1392
Birth of Moses 
2368
1312
Exodus from Egypt, giving of the Torah 
2448
1272
Death of Moses 
2488
1106
The story of Deborah 
2654
950 
The story of Samson 
2810
879
Samuel anoints Saul as king of Israel 
2881
877
Samuel anoints David as king of Israel 
2883
836
King Solomon begins his rule 
2924
825
First Temple completed 
2935
796
Split of the kingdom of Israel 
2964
586
First Temple destroyed, Babylonian exile begins 
3174
356
The story of Purim 
3404
352
The construction of the Second Temple 
3408
312
Alexander the Great conquers Persia, beginning of Greek rule 
3448
139
The miracle of Hanukkah, kingdom of the Hasmoneans begins 
3622
36
Hasmonean dynasty ends, Herod begins his rule 
3724
32
The leadership of Rabbi Hillel begins 
3728
18 
Herod begins Temple reconstruction 
3748

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CE
(COMMON ERA)
 
 Hebrew Calendar
68
Second Temple destroyed by the Romans 
3828
73
The fall of Masada 
3833
80
Leadership of Rabbi Akiva begins 
3840
93
Josephus completes "Jewish Antiquities" 
3853
120
Rebellion of Bar Kohba 
3880
219
Mishna compiled 
3979
306
Christianity becomes the state religion of the Roman Empire 
4066
325
Council of Nicea, Christians begin to celebrate Sabbath on Sunday 
4075
358
The permanent Jewish calendar is instituted 
4118
368
Jerusalem Talmud compiled 
4128
426
Babylonian Talmud compiled 
4186
476
Fall of Rome, beginning of Byzantine rule over Israel 
4236
500
Babylonian Talmud completed 
4260
622
Hegira-Mohammed flees from Mecca to Medina 
4382
638
Islamic conquest of Jerusalem 
4398
691
Caliph Abdul-Malik completes "Dome of the Rock" 
4451
814
Death of Charlemagne 
4574
1040
Birth of Rashi, biblical and Talmudic commentator 
4800
1066
William of Normandy conquers England 
4826
1096
First Crusade 
4856
1131
Birth of Maimonides, "Rambam" 
4891
1144
First Blood Libel against the Jews in England 
4904
1205
Death of Maimonides 
4965
1215
Magna Carta 
4975
1290
Expulsion of the Jews from England 
5050
1305
Death of Rav Moshe DeLeon, author of Zohar 
5065
1337
Beginning of the Hundred Years War 
5097
1348
The Black Death 
5108
1394
Expulsion of Jews from France 
5155
1480
Inquisition established in Spain 
5240
1492
Expulsion of the Jews from Spain; Columbus discovers America 
5252
1516
Ottoman Turks conquer Palestine 
5276
1544
Martin Luther, Protestant Reformation 
5304
1564
Joseph Caro publishes "Schulchan Aruch" in Safed, Palestine 
5324
1569
Rav Isaac Luria comes to Safed to teach Kaballah 
5329
1582
Gregorian Calendar established 
5342
1588
Destruction of the Spanish Armada 
5348
1620
Mayflower arrives at Plymouth Rock 
5380
1648
Chmelnitzki massacres in Poland; end of 30 Years War 
5408
1654
First Jewish settlement established in North America 
5414
1760
Death of Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism 
5520
1776
American Revolution 
5536
1789
Beginning of the French Revolution 
5549
1791
French National Assembly grants full civil rights to the Jews 
5551
1791
Pale of Settlement established in Russia 
5551
1804
Napoleon crowned Emperor 
5564
1806
End of Holy Roman Empire 
5566
1815
German Jewish immigration to America begins; Waterloo 
5575
1844
First meeting of German Reform leaders 
5604
1861
American Civil War 
5612
1881
Czar Alexander II assassinated ; Progroms against the Jews 
5641
1882
Mass immigration of Russian Jews to America begins 
5642
1885
Pittsburgh Platform (Statement by American Reform Movement 
5645
1894
Dreyfus trial (France) 
5654
1897
First Zionist Congress (Basel) 
5657
1902
Conservative Movement emerges in the US 
5662
1914
World War I begins   5674
1917
British defeat Turks, capture Jerusalem; Balfour Declaration 
5677
1920
England receives mandate over Palestine 
5680
1933
Hitler comes to power 
5693
1938
Kristallnacht riot against the Jews in Germany 
5698
1939
World War II begins 
5699
1947
Dead Sea Scrolls first discovered 
5707
1948
State of Israel declared 
5708
1956
Sinai Campaign 
5717
1967
Six Day War 
5727
1972
First woman rabbi ordained by the Reform Movement 
5732
1973
Yom Kippur War 
5734
1976
Entebbe Rescue 
5736
1978
Camp David Peace Accord 
5738
1979
Israeli- Egyptian Peace Treaty 
5739
1982
Incursion into Lebanon 
5742
1984
Operation Moses, rescue of Ethiopian Jews 
5744
1987
Interfada, Arab uprising in Israel, begins 
5748
1988
Elie Wiesel receives Nobel Peace prize 
5749
1989
Berlin Wall comes down 
5750
1990
Operation Exodus: Resettlement of Soviet Jews in Israel 
5750
1993
Israeli - Palestinian Peace Accord 
5753
1998
State of Israel 50 years old 
5758
2000
David Irving, Holocaust denier, loses libel case. 
5760

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