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 On this day 10 June in Irish History

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PostSubject: On this day 10 June in Irish History   Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:15 am

Historical happenings from yesterday:

1642 - The first regularly constituted presbytery in Ireland constituted by Scottish army chaplains meets at Carrickfergus
1688 - Birth of royal heir, James Stuart
1798 - Rebels capture Maynooth in Leinster and Bangor in Ulster
1834 - Alfred Webb, writer and traveller, is born in Dublin
1842 - The first number of James MacKnight's “Banner of Ulster”, the newspaper of the Presbyterian Church, is published in Ulster
1904 - James Joyce meets the love of his life, Nora Barnacle
1944 - Death of Limerick man, Frank Ryan. He was the organiser and leader of the 200 Irishmen who went to Spain to fight against Franco and fascism in 1936
1953 - Garry Hynes, theatre director, is born in Roscommon
1955 - Designer Bob Crowley is born in Cork
1968 - Belfast-born Patrick Joseph Magee, is found guilty of planting the Brighton bomb which killed five people and nearly wiped out most of Margaret Thatcher's cabinet two years ago
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PostSubject: Re: On this day 10 June in Irish History   Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:24 am

History is all sex and death isn't it?
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PostSubject: Re: On this day 10 June in Irish History   Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:26 am

Auditor #9 wrote:
History is all sex and death isn't it?

Yep, just like Rome which was on Discovery tonight. It's sex and violence, what's not to like?
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