David Ben-Gurion.

• October 16, 1886, born David Grün in Płońsk

• 1906, moved to Jerusalem

• 1907, found a job picking oranges in Petah Tikva, and moved to a kibbutz in the Galilee

• May 14, 1948, declared the independence of the state of Israel

• August 16, 1948, David Ben-Gurion on the cover of TIME Magazine

• February 14, 1949, became Prime Minister of Israel

• December 1, 1973, died 47 years ago today

May his memory be a blessing.

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