Israeli (Polish-born) politician, historian and Labor Zionist leader
1884 – Born on the 24th of November in Poltava, Ukraine.
1907 – Emigrated to Palestine and settled in Jaffa.
1909 – Organized the Gymnasia High School in Jerusalem together with Rachel Yannait.
1912-1914 – Studied Law in Constantinople (now Istanbul), with future Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion.
1914 – Returned to Palestine but expelled by the Ottoman authorities in 1915.
1918 – Ben-Zvi married Rachel Yannait.
1919 – He helped found the Achdut HaAvodah (Labor Union) party.
– Elected to the Jerusalem City Council and to the National Council.
1948 – Ben-Zvi was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence on 14th of May.
1952-1963 – Elected President of Israel on 8th of December and served as president until his death.
1963 – He died on 23rd of April in Jerusalem, Israel.
Today his photo appears on 100 NIS bills.