970 PRAGUE (Bohemia)
On a visit to the city, the Spanish Jewish traveler Ibrahim Ibn Ya'kub found Jewish merchants actively involved in trade.
972 BAGHDAD (Persia)
A fire raged throughout the city killing 17,000 people, many of them Jews. This disaster contributed to the decline in Baghdad's Jewish population and its importance in the Jewish world.
Date of the oldest dated Hebrew manuscript. It is claimed that there are some in existence which date back to the 8th Century.