Machine Nation

Irish Politics Forum - Politics Technology Economics in Ireland - A Look Under The Nation's Bonnet

Devilish machinations come to naught --Milton
PortalPortal  HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  GalleryGallery  

Share | 

 On This Day 5th August in Irish History

Go down 

PostSubject: On This Day 5th August in Irish History   Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:01 pm

1901- Peter O'Connor set the long jump record at 24' 11 3/4", in Ballsbridge, Dublin. The record would last for 20 years. A native of Ashford, Co.Wicklow, he lived and worked as a solicitor in Waterford City for most of his life.

1914- British ships dredged up and cut the German trans-Atlantic cables to


1934- Gay Byrne was born in Dublin.

1979- David Healy, Fulham and Northern Ireland footballer, born in Killyleagh, Co. Down.


1888- Philip Sheridan, the son of Irish immigrants from Cavan, died in Nonquit, Massachusetts. He was a General in the US Army who is reputed to have said "The only good Indian is a dead one"

Back to top Go down
On This Day 5th August in Irish History
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» A Sort Of History of BMH Iserlohn
» Canadian holdings history
» Mansergh Bks - History
» Prix Leclerc History Question

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Machine Nation  :: History :: On This Day-
Jump to: