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Tisha B'av Coincidence?

This is the Hebrew month of Av. The other day was the Ninth of Av - in Hebrew "Tisha B'av"

Here are some events that are recorded as have happened on that day:
Hebrew Year / Common Year

448 / 1312 BCE ---Spies return after 40 days in the Land of Israel with reports of obstacles. Jewish people cry in despair and give up hope of entering the Land of Israel.

3340 / 421 BCE --- Destruction of First Temple by the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezar. About 100,000 Jews killed during invasion. Exile of remaining tribes in southern kingdom to Babylon and Persia.

3830 / 70 C.E. --- Destruction of Second Temple by Romans under Titus. More than 2.5 million Jews die as a result of war, famine and disease. More than 1 million Jews exiled to all parts of the Roman Empire.

3892 / 132 --- Bar Kochba revolt crushed. More than 100,00 Jews killed.

3893 / 133 --- Turnus Rufus ploughs the site of the Temple. Romans build pagan city of Aelia Capitolina on site of Jerusalem.

4855 / 1095 --- First Crusade declared by Pope Urban II. Ten thousand Jews killed in first month. Crusades bring death and destruction to thousands of Jews and totally obliterate many communities in Rhineland and France.

5050 / 1290 --- Expulsion of Jews from England, accompanied by pogroms and confiscation of books and property.

5252 / 1492 --- Inquisition in Spain and Portugal culminates in the expulsion of Jews from the Iberian Peninsula.

5702 / 1942 --- Deportations begin from Warsaw Ghetto to the Treblinka concentration camp.

5749 / 1989 --- Iraq walks out of talks with Kuwait

5754 / 1994 --- Bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires kills 86 people and wounds some 300 others.

May I add:

5765 / 2005 --- The expulsion of Jews from Gaza