January 26, 1935: In a speech before 3,800 people at the Mecca Temple, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Zionist Revisionist leader urged his listeners to put the development of a Jewish national state in Palestine ahead of all other issues related to economic and political development. (from “This Day … In Jewish History”, Mitch Levin).
Volumes have been written about Jabotinsky’s life and legacy, so I won’t elaborate in today’s post, but rather refer you to the Wikipedia article about him (he was known as Ze’ev or “wolf” Jabotinksy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ze’ev_Jabotinsky
In 1970, Israel issued an 80-agorot stamp in honor of Jabotinsky (Scott No. 410). Shown here is a complete sheet of the stamp: