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Re: On this day.
« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2017, 10:54:36 AM »
It was 50 years ago today,I attended my first ever big football match live,N Ireland V Scotland in Belfast,with the likes of Pat Jennings and George Best up against a Scotland side containing 4 of Celtic's Lisbon Lions,Denis Law,and Rangers captain John Greig.As you can see I still have the match programme. Can still recall the excitement the night before,we had watched these guys on tv now we were going to see them live.I remember the wee man at the turnstiles at Windsor Park telling my dad to "lift the wee boys over the turnstile" (they didn't charge for children in those days),the excitement when the teams took the pitch,George Best's brilliance as he ran the Scotland team ragged on his own,Ronnie  Simpson,Celtic's goal keeper,winning his third cap at the age of 36,keeping the score down to 1 nil,Scottish supporters,in boisterous but non threatening  form,with parcels  of drink in the front row seats of the Stand,(can you imagine that being allowed nowadays).To cap an amazing day my dad bought me a poster of the Spurs team that had won the FA Cup earlier that year,from a bloke with a makeshift stall outside the ground (there were no club shops or football stores in those days),and
 the sheer joy of the train journey home and unable to wait to see the highlights,on black and white TV on Match of the Day later the same night,to see if we could spot ourselves in the crowd on tv! The kids today might have everything,but they'll never have childhood memories like this.
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« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2017, 02:13:16 PM »
It was 50 years ago today,I attended my first ever big football match live,N Ireland V Scotland in Belfast,with the likes of Pat Jennings and George Best up against a Scotland side containing 4 of Celtic's Lisbon Lions,Denis Law,and Rangers captain John Greig.As you can see I still have the match programme. Can still recall the excitement the night before,we had watched these guys on tv now we were going to see them live.I remember the wee man at the turnstiles at Windsor Park telling my dad to "lift the wee boys over the turnstile" (they didn't charge for children in those days),the excitement when the teams took the pitch,George Best's brilliance as he ran the Scotland team ragged on his own,Ronnie  Simpson,Celtic's goal keeper,winning his third cap at the age of 36,keeping the score down to 1 nil,Scottish supporters,in boisterous but non threatening  form,with parcels  of drink in the front row seats of the Stand,(can you imagine that being allowed nowadays).To cap an amazing day my dad bought me a poster of the Spurs team that had won the FA Cup earlier that year,from a bloke with a makeshift stall outside the ground (there were no club shops or football stores in those days),and
 the sheer joy of the train journey home and unable to wait to see the highlights,on black and white TV on Match of the Day later the same night,to see if we could spot ourselves in the crowd on tv! The kids today might have everything,but they'll never have childhood memories like this.

So you made it to Windsor Park long before you made it to Croke Park.

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« Reply #62 on: October 31, 2017, 04:16:55 PM »
It was 50 years ago today,I attended my first ever big football match live,N Ireland V Scotland in Belfast,with the likes of Pat Jennings and George Best up against a Scotland side containing 4 of Celtic's Lisbon Lions,Denis Law,and Rangers captain John Greig.As you can see I still have the match programme. Can still recall the excitement the night before,we had watched these guys on tv now we were going to see them live.I remember the wee man at the turnstiles at Windsor Park telling my dad to "lift the wee boys over the turnstile" (they didn't charge for children in those days),the excitement when the teams took the pitch,George Best's brilliance as he ran the Scotland team ragged on his own,Ronnie  Simpson,Celtic's goal keeper,winning his third cap at the age of 36,keeping the score down to 1 nil,Scottish supporters,in boisterous but non threatening  form,with parcels  of drink in the front row seats of the Stand,(can you imagine that being allowed nowadays).To cap an amazing day my dad bought me a poster of the Spurs team that had won the FA Cup earlier that year,from a bloke with a makeshift stall outside the ground (there were no club shops or football stores in those days),and
 the sheer joy of the train journey home and unable to wait to see the highlights,on black and white TV on Match of the Day later the same night,to see if we could spot ourselves in the crowd on tv! The kids today might have everything,but they'll never have childhood memories like this.

So you made it to Windsor Park long before you made it to Croke Park.
They will have different memories and all just as good . But backed up with selfies and video clips. I'm sure they are gutted missing out on the black and white tv footage though. 

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« Reply #63 on: October 31, 2017, 05:57:15 PM »
500 years ago, Marty Luther went nailing his disaffection for the Catholic church.  See what he started.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41817418

Reformation Day is a Protestant Christian religious holiday celebrated on October 31, alongside All Hallows' Eve (Halloween) during the triduum of Allhallowtide, in remembrance of the onset of the Reformation.

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

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« Reply #64 on: October 31, 2017, 06:49:44 PM »
Martin Luther and his teachings were adopted by Hitler.  Luther was, like many of his contemporaries in the Catholic Church, were adamantly anti-Semitic teaching that jews should be put into ghettoes, forced to were marking that showed that they are jewish, their synagogues burned down and rabbis stopped from teaching.

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Re: On this day.
« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2017, 03:51:04 PM »
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« Reply #66 on: November 08, 2017, 04:18:14 PM »
On this day, 8th November 1987, the IRA killed 11 innocent civilians attending a remembrance day ceremony in Enniskillen and a 12th person died in 2000 as a result of his injuries never awakening from a coma. 63 people including 13 children were injured by the bomb planted by the IRA.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/enniskillen_bombing

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« Reply #67 on: November 08, 2017, 04:37:01 PM »
On this day, 8th November 1987, the IRA killed 11 innocent civilians attending a remembrance day ceremony in Enniskillen and a 12th person died in 2000 as a result of his injuries never awakening from a coma. 63 people including 13 children were injured by the bomb planted by the IRA.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/enniskillen_bombing
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« Reply #68 on: November 08, 2017, 07:42:10 PM »
On this day, 8th November 1987, the IRA killed 11 innocent civilians attending a remembrance day ceremony in Enniskillen and a 12th person died in 2000 as a result of his injuries never awakening from a coma. 63 people including 13 children were injured by the bomb planted by the IRA.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/events/enniskillen_bombing

An awful day in our terrible history.   Today it's reported that the PSNI CC George Hamilton intends to appeal the ruling that the report on the Glenane Gang should be completed without delay.   Every effort is being made by the establishment to hide the truth about the notorious UDR/RUC/UVF murder gang. 

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« Reply #69 on: November 08, 2017, 08:58:53 PM »
From Stair na hÉireann on facebook.

1847 – Birth in Dublin of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula.

1887 – Birth of Sir Arnold Bax, composer, writer and Hibernophile.

1901 – Death of James Agnew. Born in Ballycastle, Co Antrim, he was an Australian politician, who was Premier of Tasmania from 1886 to 1887.

1920 – An IRA column mounted an ambush at Grange, Co Limerick; four British soldiers were killed when their lorry was fired on. The IRA column under Tómas Malone retreated when seven more British troop lorries arrived.

1921 – Anglo Irish Treaty Negotiations: British Prime Minister Lloyd George suggests the idea of a boundary commission to the Irish delegation to determine the boundary of Northern Ireland.

1922 – Five people are killed in an attack in Dublin. Anti-Treaty IRA fighters attack Wellington Barracks in Dublin. They open fire with machine guns and rifles from across the Grand Canal on National Army troops drilling on the parade square. In the ensuing firefight, one Free Soldier is killed and fourteen wounded, seven of whom require surgery. Two republicans are killed and six captured, along with a machine gun, by Free State reinforcements rushed from Portobello. Two civilians are killed in the crossfire and many wounded. One of the IRA dead, James Spain, is allegedly executed while unarmed after capture.

1922 – One Civil Guard is mortally wounded.

1922 – Anti-Treaty fighters mount an ambush of a Free State cycling patrol near Milltown, Kerry. Two civilians (30-year-old Jeremiah McKenna and his mother) are killed in the firing.

1922 – A Free State soldier, Daniel Dennehy of Cork is shot dead by machine gun fire while guarding a railway near Mallow, Co Cork.

1960 – An Irish peacekeeping force is ambushed in the Congo, causing the first overseas combat deaths of the Irish Republic. Nine are killed by Baluba tribesmen – one of these, Anthony Browne, will be awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry.

1974 – The Protestant Action Group (PAG), which was a covername for the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), claimed responsibility for the killing of a Catholic in Belfast.

1974 – A member of the IRA was shot dead by the British Army in Belfast.

1979 – Birth of Aaron William Hughes in Cookstown, Co Tyrone. He is an Irish professional footballer who plays for Australian club Melbourne City and the Northern Ireland national team as a defender. Hughes plays mainly at centre back, but can also be used at right back or left back, as well as anywhere in midfield. He is renowned for his disciplined defending, having made over 450 Premier League appearances without getting sent off, which is the second-most in the history of the league, behind only Ryan Giggs.

1984 – Charles Mitchel, RTÉ’s first newsreader, reads his last bulletin.

1987 – Eleven people are killed after a bomb explodes during a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh. A bomb planted by the IRA exploded at the War Memorial killing eleven people and injuring another sixty-three, many seriously. Among the dead were three married couples: Wesley and Bertha Armstrong; Kit and Jessie Johnston; and William and Agnes Mullan. The others killed were: Edward Armstrong, Samuel Gault, John Megaw, Georgina Quinton, and Marie Wilson. One of the injured, Ronnie Hill, went into a coma a few days after the explosion and died thirteen years later on 28 December 2000. Gordon Wilson was injured in the explosion and was with his daughter, Marie, when she died. Gordon Wilson gave a moving account of his daughter’s death in media interviews but stated that he forgave her killers. Gordon Wilson’s quiet dignity had a profound effect on many people in the north of Ireland. He was later involved with initiatives to improve community relations in Enniskillen and eventually was appointed to Seanad Éireann. Gordon Wilson died on 27 June 1995, aged 68.

1989 – Twenty-eight members of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) were arrested by the RUC as part of the Stevens inquiry into the leaking of security force documents to Loyalist paramilitary groups.

1990 – The Republic elects their first woman president, Mary Robinson, who defeats Brian Lenihan and Austin Curry.

1991 – The Equal Opportunities Unit of the Northern Ireland Civil Service produced a report containing information on the religious composition of the Civil Service. The report showed that 57 per cent of civil servants were Protestant, 36 per cent Catholic, and the rest were born outside Northern Ireland. The report also indicated that 21 per cent of senior posts were held by Catholics.

1995 – The act of parliament which returned remission of sentence for paramilitary prisoners from 33 per cent to 50 per cent became law. Following the change in the law 83 prisoners were released on 17 November 1995. The new rules did not apply to life sentences.

1996 – In a statement issued from Dublin, the IRA admitted responsibility for the bombs in Lisburn, Co Antrim, on 7 October 1996.

1998 – A well-placed loyalist source claims that a renegade loyalist terror group, is plotting to target Government Ministers here and launch cross-border bombing raids in the run up to Christmas.

1998 – The Provisional IRA announces that it will decommission large amounts of Semtex to allow Sinn Féin to take its seats in the new Northern Executive.

1998 – Flights at Shannon Airport are brought to a standstill for several hours after a Boeing 767 jet, with 250 passengers and 11 crew aboard, leaves the runway and becomes stuck in soft ground shortly after landing.

1998 – President Mary McAleese says it is time to acknowledge that the 50,000 Irishmen killed in the Great War came from all parts of the country and from both sides of the political divide.

1998 – Finance Minister Charlie McCreevy declares war on farmers, telling them that he is not responsible for their problems.

1999 – Northern Ireland Secretary, Peter Mandelson comes under fire as talks on the peace process enter another crucial phase.

1999 – Relatives of Tom Williams announced that his remains would be buried in the family grave in Milltown Cemetary, Belfast, rather than in the Republican plot in the same cemetery. His remains had been exhumed from Crumlin Road Prison on 21 August 1999. He had been hanged in the prison in 1942.

2001 – An EU survey shows dancing is the favourite pastime of young Irish people.

2001 – Senior IRA leaders meet in Co Louth to discuss further arms decommissioning.

2001 – In a meeting at the White House, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern assures President Bush he will do everything possible to ensure Ireland’s international banking services are not used to fund Osama Bin Laden and his followers.

2001 – The Poulnabrone portal dolmen in the Burren, Co Clare is bought for £300,000 by the State to protect it from vandalism.

2002 – Mail in rural areas is delivered despite industrial action by the Irish Postmasters’ Union which closes sorting facilities at over 500 sub post offices.
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« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2017, 10:53:55 PM »
On this day, 8 November 1939, Johann Georg Elser carried out an elaborate assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler and other high-ranking Nazi leaders at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich. He used a 6 day timer and hid a bomb in a column to kill not only Adolf but also the other leading Nazis. His plan went wrong because of fog at the airport, which caused Hitler to travel by train and leave early as a consequence, so the bomb missed him by 10 minutes. History might have been different if this change had not occurred.
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« Reply #71 on: November 09, 2017, 02:11:39 PM »
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1711 – The first Irish parliament of Queen Anne is dissolved.

1791 – Napper Tandy convenes the first meeting of Dublin’s United Irishmen.

1875 – Birth of Sir Hugh Percy Lane. He is best known for establishing Dublin’s Municipal Gallery of Modern Art (the first known public gallery of modern art in the world) and for his remarkable contribution to the visual arts in Ireland. He died on board the RMS Lusitania.

1893 – Birth of Liam Lynch. He was an officer in the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence and the commanding general of the Anti-Treaty Irish Republican Army during the Irish Civil War.

1919 – James Larkin is arrested in New York.

1922 – Anti-Treaty fighters in Dublin attack Portobello barracks. One Anti-Treaty fighter is killed.

1922 – William Ahearne shot as an alleged spy by the Anti-Treaty IRA and dumped in Bishopstown, Cork.

1922 – A Free State sergeant is accidentally shot by a sentry in Cahersiveen, Kerry.

1922 – There are simultaneous night attacks on Wellington and Portobello barracks in Dubin by Anti-Treaty fighters. In 20 minutes of firing, one Free State soldier is hit in the head. Two civilians are found shot dead in Rathmines, near Portobello – it is presumed killed in the crossfire.

1926 – Birth in Dublin of Hugh Leonard, pseudonym of John Keyes Byrne, playwright.

1935 – Nineteen Donegal islanders are drowned when their currach founders.

1957 – Death of Peter O’Connor. He was an Irish athlete who set a long-standing world record for the long jump and won two Olympic medals in the 1906 Games.

1960 – Robert McNamara is named president of Ford Motor Co., the first non-Ford to serve in that post. A month later, he quit to join the newly-elected John F. Kennedy administration.

1960 – John Fitzgerald Kennedy elected President of the United States of America.

1966 – Jack Lynch becomes leader of Fianna Fáil.

1968 – Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting led a Loyalist march to the Diamond area of Derry.

1974 – There were a number of attacks by Loyalist paramilitaries on Catholic civilians. Two Catholic civilians were shot dead at their workplace near Templepatrick, Co Antrim, by the Protestant Action Group (PAG), which was a covername for the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). In addition Billy Hull, a former leader of the Loyalist Association of Workers (LAW), and Jim Anderson, a former Ulster Defence Association (UDA) leader, were shot and wounded in attacks by Loyalist paramilitaries.

1974 – The Ministry of Defence in London stated that the names of British soldiers killed during the conflict in Northern Ireland would not be added to war memorials. The reason given was that the conflict in Northern Ireland was not classified as a war.

1981 – During a speech in the House of Commons British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, said that: “Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom; as much as my constituency is.” This statement was subsequently often quoted as: “Northern Ireland is as British as Finchley".

1982 – Garry Ewing (31), an RUC officer, and Helen Woodhouse (29), a Protestant civilian, were killed by a booby trap bomb attached to Ewing’s car by the IRA at the Lakeland Forum Leisure Centre in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.

1996 – Loyalists, who were involved in a weekly picket of the Catholic church in Harryville in Ballymena, injured a six-year old Catholic boy when they threw stones at those leaving the service.

1997 – The body of Raymond McCord (22), a Protestant civilian, was discovered at Ballyduff quarry, near Belfast. Loyalist paramilitaries were responsible for the killing. Raymond McCord (senior) led a high-profile campaign to uncover the circumstances of his son’s killing. The matter was investigated by the Police Ombudsman who issued a statement and report on 22 January 2007.

1997 – During a radio interview on the tenth anniversary of the Enniskillen bomb which killed 11 people on 8 November 1987, President of Sinn Féin, Gerry Adams, said he was “deeply sorry about what happened”.

1999 – A pipe-bomb with a jar of nails attached to it was discovered on the windowsill of a house in Dromara Street, off the mainly Nationalist lower Ormeau Road in south Belfast. One woman was in the house at the time. The device was later made safe by an Army bomb disposal team. The attack was carried out by Loyalist paramilitaries.

1999 – Ireland’s most accomplished mountaineer, Pat Falvey, conquers Ama Dablam in the Himalayas.

2000 – The largest prison outside Dublin, the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise, goes into operation. It was built at a cost of £43m and boasts the most advanced technology and the highest standards of prisoner accommodation in the State.

2000 – Martin McGuinness accuses David Trimble and Ulster Unionist cabinet colleagues of jeopardising the Good Friday Agreement’s political institutions with their ban in a bid to force progress on IRA disarmament.

2014 – Death of Fianna Fáil politician, Joe Walsh. Born in Ballineen, Co Cork, he was a Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South–West and was first elected as a TD at the 1977 general election. He lost his seat in 1981 but regained it again in 1982 and served as a TD until retiring at the 2007 general election. He served as Minister for Agriculture and Food on two occasions (1992–1994 and 1997–2004).
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« Reply #72 on: November 13, 2017, 09:48:21 AM »
On this day in 2006, I signed in as Farrandeelin as the first time here. Where have those 11 years gone?
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« Reply #73 on: November 13, 2017, 01:37:54 PM »
On this day in 2006, I signed in as Farrandeelin as the first time here. Where have those 11 years gone?
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« Reply #74 on: November 13, 2017, 04:02:16 PM »
On this day in 2006, I signed in as Farrandeelin as the first time here. Where have those 11 years gone?
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