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Re: On this day.
« Reply #75 on: December 03, 2017, 05:28:52 PM »
In 1992, Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old software programmer, sent the first ever SMS from a computer to his colleague Richard Jarvis at Vodafone.  That very first text message, sent on the 3rd December 1992, simply said " MERRY CHRISTMAS ".

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« Reply #76 on: December 09, 2017, 09:06:20 PM »
On this day, 9th December 1973, the Sunningdale Agreement was signed to create the first power sharing government for N.Ireland:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunningdale_Agreement

In the words of Seamus Mallon, the 1998 Good Friday Agreement was the Sunningdale Agreement for the slow learners. We endured 25 more years of murder and mayhem for nothing more than was available in December 1973.  We were let down by the British and the government in the south in pushing through with the new institutions.  The British failed to face down the loyalist opposition.


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« Reply #77 on: December 09, 2017, 11:16:27 PM »
On this day, 9th December 1968, shortly after "the Troubles" had begun, the Prime Minister of N.Ireland Terence O'Neill made a plea to the people on TV to come to their senses often referred to as the "Ulster at the Crossroads" speech. 

O'Neill had been under major pressure from Paisley and hardline unionists for his attempts to strike a more moderate stance in the light of the civil rights marches. Like many after him in the Unionist Party he failed only for Paisley on 8 May 2007 to take virtually the same position of leadership but having made concessions that even the moderate O'Neill would have been appalled by.

https://youtu.be/aVAqAsAUxmY

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« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2018, 06:39:49 PM »
On this day in 1957, the plane carrying the Man U team crashed at Munich
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/feb/06/old-trafford-ceremony-remembers-munich-air-disaster-60-years-on

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« Reply #79 on: February 17, 2018, 02:16:19 PM »
40 years ago (1978) on this day, 17th February, the IRA killed 12 members of the Irish Collie Club and the Northern Ireland Junior Motor Cycle Club and injured another 30 using a fire bomb which incinerated them as they attended dinner dances in the La Mon House hotel.

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« Reply #80 on: February 17, 2018, 10:14:05 PM »
One of the most heart breaking incidents in the troubles.Especially poignant was the tale of two young sisters,aged 14 and 13,who lost both of their parents at La Mon,but got away from here in their late teens to forge great careers and lives for themselves just to honour their parents.

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« Reply #81 on: February 17, 2018, 10:53:56 PM »
One of the most heart breaking incidents in the troubles.Especially poignant was the tale of two young sisters,aged 14 and 13,who lost both of their parents at La Mon,but got away from here in their late teens to forge great careers and lives for themselves just to honour their parents.

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« Reply #82 on: February 17, 2018, 11:32:44 PM »
I know and agree with you.But was there another atrocity where two young children lost both parents simultaneously.I am not saying the actual deed was worse than any of the ones you alluded to,but I only became aware of these two ladies and their loss of both parents when they had just entered their teens,at La Mon,a couple of years ago
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« Reply #83 on: February 17, 2018, 11:45:27 PM »
Wasn't there an entire family blown to pieces in Dublin 1974 by MI5/6/ Jackal?
You left out Bloody Sunday in Derry Avondhu.
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Re: On this day.
« Reply #84 on: March 07, 2018, 11:10:25 PM »
Today marks 170 years since the tricolour was first flown publicly.

Irish patriot Thomas Francis Meagher raised what would later become the national flag at the Wolfe Tone Confederate Club at 33 The Mall in Waterford city in 1848.
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« Reply #85 on: March 07, 2018, 11:14:15 PM »
Today marks 170 years since the tricolour was first flown publicly.

Irish patriot Thomas Francis Meagher raised what would later become the national flag at the Wolfe Tone Confederate Club at 33 The Mall in Waterford city in 1848.
So was that a "makey-up" flag back in 1848?

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« Reply #86 on: March 08, 2018, 08:19:11 AM »
Today marks 170 years since the tricolour was first flown publicly.

Irish patriot Thomas Francis Meagher raised what would later become the national flag at the Wolfe Tone Confederate Club at 33 The Mall in Waterford city in 1848.
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« Reply #87 on: June 12, 2018, 11:22:04 AM »
30 years ago today...
https://youtu.be/oJyo1nQU9oE

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« Reply #88 on: June 12, 2018, 03:00:13 PM »
30 years ago today...
https://youtu.be/oJyo1nQU9oE
Remember it well, watched it in Roman Way Kilburn....whole place erupted 😂
Went to work next day and manager was still pissed....he had backed Houghton to score first and the win....sent me off at 9am to buy two cases of champagne 😎...everyone in office poleaxed except me😩