This Day In History 19 Sivan/June 13

Shaar blatt of sefer Kisei Shlomo.


5493/1733, Harav Yehudah Ben-Attar of Fez, zt”l

5706/1946, Harav Menachem Nachum Twersky, zt”l, the Skverer-Machnovka Rebbe

5737/1977, Harav Shmuel Hominer of Yerushalayim, zt”l, mechaber of Eved Hamelech and Ikarai Dinim

5598/1838, Harav Shlomo Chakim, zt”l, mechaber of Kisei Shlomo

Harav Shlomo Chakim was a well-known gaon among the leading Gedolim in Izmir, Turkey.

Renowned for his kedushah and venerated as one of the leaders of his generation, he was also considered the representative of Turkish Jewry.

Rav Shlomo taught Torah to multitudes of talmidim, and was noted for his outstanding hasmadah.

As one of the Rabbanim in Izmir, Rav Shlomo led all the battles to improve shemiras haTorah with an iron hand.

Later in life, Rav Shlomo suffered a number of illnesses.

He was niftar on 19 Sivan 5598/1838. Rav Chaim Falagi, among other Rabbanim, delivered a hesped.

Rav Shlomo wrote two sefarim: Kisei Shlomo, his drashos and hespeidim; and Meleches Shlomo, his chiddushim on Rambam.

Zecher tzaddik livrachah.

Hunt’s 1849 patent on the safety pin, U.S. patent #6,281

June 13

In 1825, Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. Hunt then sold the rights for $400.

In 1888, the U.S. Congress created the Department of Labor.

In 1942, a four-man Nazi sabotage team arrived on Long Island, New York, during World War II, three days before a second four-man team landed in Florida. (All eight were arrested after two members of the first group decided to defect and cooperate with U.S. authorities.)

In 1957, the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America in 1620, arrived at Plymouth, Massachusetts, after a nearly two-month journey from England.

In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first African American justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.