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BennyCake

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Re: On this day.
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2017, 11:34:12 AM »
The iceberg seems to be erased from history in some people's version of events.

It wasn't erased from history. It melted.

Owen Brannigan

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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2017, 09:38:31 AM »
For those of you of a particular age, this was No.1 in US on this day in 1979:

https://youtu.be/WGU_4-5RaxU

And they're still going 37 years later in 2016:

https://youtu.be/eU3Ia_bvqEc


On tour in 2017.  In London Roundhouse in May and unfortunately with Phil Collins in the Aviva on 25 June or Hyde Park on 30 June 2017.  You always live before Collins comes on stage.

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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2017, 11:55:56 AM »
For those of you of a particular age, this was No.1 in US on this day in 1979:

https://youtu.be/WGU_4-5RaxU

And they're still going 37 years later in 2016:

https://youtu.be/eU3Ia_bvqEc


On tour in 2017.  In London Roundhouse in May and unfortunately with Phil Collins in the Aviva on 25 June or Hyde Park on 30 June 2017.  You always live before Collins comes on stage.
Great song.
"you can try and intimidate us, but f**k youse, we're going to win an All-Ireland anyway"

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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2017, 09:10:31 AM »
On this day, 105 years ago, RMS Titanic sank with a loss of 1500 souls, including some of the wealthiest people in the world.
All because Harland and Wolff used grade 3 rivets instead of grade 4.

Not completely true

It's widely accepted among engineers that if they'd used all steel rivets as per the design instead if cheaper and weaker iron rivets the hull would not have separated to the same extent.  The point is therefore true.

Owen Brannigan

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Re: On this day.
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2017, 12:01:43 AM »
On this day 30th April 1975 the US lost the Vietnam War with the fall of Saigon.

The Fall of Saigon, or the Liberation of Saigon, depending on context, was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (also known as the Việt Cộng) on April 30, 1975. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period to the formal reunification of Vietnam under the Socialist Republic.

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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2017, 01:24:00 AM »
On this day 30th April 1975 the US lost the Vietnam War with the fall of Saigon.

The Fall of Saigon, or the Liberation of Saigon, depending on context, was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam (also known as the Việt Cộng) on April 30, 1975. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period to the formal reunification of Vietnam under the Socialist Republic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67IycFCHM7g
and as discussed in the documentaries thread https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIsRK6mQxjY
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Owen Brannigan

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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2017, 08:42:02 AM »
On this day, 1st May 1997, the Labour Party led by Tony Blair gained its greatest number of seats, 418, leaving a Conservative rump of just 165 but with Liberals with 46.

In every election since, in 2001, 2005, 2010, 2015, Labour has lost seats.

The Labour campaign song was Things Can Only Get Better, this has turned out to be over optimistic.

https://youtu.be/gi5j7jjhm4M

1997 has turned out to be peak Labour.

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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2017, 08:21:48 PM »
On this day, on May 1st 1169, the first Normans landed  at Bannow near Wexford led by Robert Fitz Stephen and Maurice de Prendergast.
They are still going after 868 years, even longer than Blondie.
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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2017, 08:45:49 PM »
On this day, on May 1st 1169, the first Normans landed  at Bannow near Wexford led by Robert Fitz Stephen and Maurice de Prendergast.
They are still going after 868 years, even longer than Blondie.
they were invited to Ireland by the Kilkenny hurling manager
"you can try and intimidate us, but f**k youse, we're going to win an All-Ireland anyway"

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« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2017, 10:01:59 PM »
On this day, on May 1st 1169, the first Normans landed  at Bannow near Wexford led by Robert Fitz Stephen and Maurice de Prendergast.
They are still going after 868 years, even longer than Blondie.
they were invited to Ireland by the Kilkenny hurling manager

well they were noted for superior tactics.
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Owen Brannigan

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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2017, 01:21:58 PM »
On this day, 3 May 1921, the Government of Ireland Act 1920 partitioned of Ireland into two distinct jurisdictions, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

The Act of 1920 was intended to create two self-governing territories within Ireland, with both remaining within the United Kingdom. It also contained provisions for co-operation between the two territories and for the eventual reunification of Ireland. However, in 1922, following the War of Independence and the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the southern part became independent as the Irish Free State, while Northern Ireland exercised its option to remain in the United Kingdom.

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« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2017, 01:31:26 PM »
On this day, 3rd May 1997, Mo Mowlam became the Secretary of State for N.Ireland.

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« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2017, 01:37:46 PM »
On this day, 3 May 1921, the Government of Ireland Act 1920 partitioned of Ireland into two distinct jurisdictions, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

The Act of 1920 was intended to create two self-governing territories within Ireland, with both remaining within the United Kingdom. It also contained provisions for co-operation between the two territories and for the eventual reunification of Ireland. However, in 1922, following the War of Independence and the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the southern part became independent as the Irish Free State, while Northern Ireland exercised its option to remain in the United Kingdom.
"while Northern Ireland exercised its option to remain in the United Kingdom" doesn't give the full story.
Many people disagreed
"you can try and intimidate us, but f**k youse, we're going to win an All-Ireland anyway"

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« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2017, 02:53:11 PM »
On this day, 3 May 1921, the Government of Ireland Act 1920 partitioned of Ireland into two distinct jurisdictions, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

The Act of 1920 was intended to create two self-governing territories within Ireland, with both remaining within the United Kingdom. It also contained provisions for co-operation between the two territories and for the eventual reunification of Ireland. However, in 1922, following the War of Independence and the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the southern part became independent as the Irish Free State, while Northern Ireland exercised its option to remain in the United Kingdom.
"while Northern Ireland exercised its option to remain in the United Kingdom" doesn't give the full story.
Many people disagreed

That's copy and paste for you
I'm trying to decide on a really meaningful message..

Owen Brannigan

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« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2017, 03:00:14 PM »
On this day, 3 May 1921, the Government of Ireland Act 1920 partitioned of Ireland into two distinct jurisdictions, Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

The Act of 1920 was intended to create two self-governing territories within Ireland, with both remaining within the United Kingdom. It also contained provisions for co-operation between the two territories and for the eventual reunification of Ireland. However, in 1922, following the War of Independence and the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the southern part became independent as the Irish Free State, while Northern Ireland exercised its option to remain in the United Kingdom.
"while Northern Ireland exercised its option to remain in the United Kingdom" doesn't give the full story.
Many people disagreed

That's copy and paste for you

Yep.  No point about here in sticking your own neck out to frame any facts. 

BTW, whether many disagreed or not makes no difference to the fact that N.Ireland decided to stay in the UK.  Just as 48% of the votes in the UK EU referendum were against the exit of the UK from the EU does not change the fact that the UK is exercising its option to leave the EU.
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