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From TheJournal.ie Dispelling the myths about the bombing of Nelson's Pillar 50 Years Ago

Dispelling the myths about the bombing of Nelson's Pillar

No, it wasn’t blown up by the IRA… And no – the Defence Forces didn’t make a hames of clearing the site.

From TheJournal.ie 'Heaps of wounded and dead. Showers of dust and earth and lead. Deafening explosions and blinding smoke' World War One

'Heaps of wounded and dead. Showers of dust and earth and lead. Deafening explosions and blinding smoke'

More than 3,500 Irish soldiers perished in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie 50 years later and the Nelson's Pillar bomber says he has no regrets Anniversary

50 years later and the Nelson's Pillar bomber says he has no regrets

Liam Sutcliffe planted the bomb which destroyed the monument half a century ago.

From TheJournal.ie This is how you can turn off Facebook's On This Day reminders TechKnowHow

This is how you can turn off Facebook's On This Day reminders

There is no official way to turn them off, but there is a workaround.

Mortifying, embarrassing, shameful: My history in Facebook On This Day memories

Or why On This Day can HEAD OFF for itself.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how you can prevent awkward Facebook run-ins with your ex On This Day

Here's how you can prevent awkward Facebook run-ins with your ex

Facebook’s On This Day feature has a few filters you can

From TheJournal.ie "Clawing at the earth, swelling as if with its regurgitation of all the life that it had consumed" On This Day

"Clawing at the earth, swelling as if with its regurgitation of all the life that it had consumed"

It’s 70 years to the day since the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.

From TheJournal.ie It has been 70 years since 70,000 people were killed in less than a minute On This Day

It has been 70 years since 70,000 people were killed in less than a minute

New scientific research has looked at the long-term impact that the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings have had.

From TheJournal.ie There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis On This Day

There's a campaign to have a US military ship named after an Irishman from Ballyhaunis

On this day in 1966, Gallagher threw himself on top of a grenade in order to save his comrades.

From TheJournal.ie CNN and Sky News would have loved the Flying Enterprise saga... It was the 'Chilean Mine Rescue' of its time On This Day

CNN and Sky News would have loved the Flying Enterprise saga... It was the 'Chilean Mine Rescue' of its time

The story of the stricken cargo ship and its hero captain had people flocking to cinemas to catch the latest newsreels. The saga kept the world gripped for 14 days.

From TheJournal.ie QUIZ: These major news events all happened around Christmas ... But in what year? On This Day

QUIZ: These major news events all happened around Christmas ... But in what year?

How well do you know your news? And how far back?

Waterford gift shop has the most Irish 'on this day' trivia sign ever

It’s all we need to know, to be fair.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: On this day in 1966 Nelson’s Pillar in O’Connell Street was blown up Bomb This post contains images

Photos: On this day in 1966 Nelson’s Pillar in O’Connell Street was blown up

At approximately 1.30am on 8 March a bomb exploded on Dublin’s main thoroughfare.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: On this day in 1993 a bomb exploded at the World Trade Center New York In Memory This post contains images

Photos: On this day in 1993 a bomb exploded at the World Trade Center New York

A car bomb exploded underneath car park killing six people and injuring many more.

From TheJournal.ie 18 years ago: Northern Ireland as the IRA ceasefire began On This Day This post contains images

18 years ago: Northern Ireland as the IRA ceasefire began

The Troubles were far from over on 1 September 1994, but for the first time in many decades, the people of Northern Ireland seemed optimistic about peace.

From The42 On this weekend in GAA history... Rewind

On this weekend in GAA history...

Tipperary footballers had their finest hour, the point was invented and so was a Kerry legend.

From The42 Action Replay: the day America's amateurs pulled off a sporting miracle On This Day This post contains videos

Action Replay: the day America's amateurs pulled off a sporting miracle

On 22 Feburary 1980 – 32 years ago today – America won an unlikely ice hockey gold at the Winter Olympics. This is the story of “the Miracle on Ice”.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: The 20th anniversary of X Case protests X Case This post contains images

In pictures: The 20th anniversary of X Case protests

In February 1992 the case of a 14-year-old rape victim who wanted an abortion sparked off waves of demonstrations around the country. These photos from the time give an idea of just how divisive and emotive the case became.

From TheJournal.ie On this date: Challenger space shuttle explodes after take-off Anniversary This post contains images

On this date: Challenger space shuttle explodes after take-off

It was on this day in 1986 that the space shuttle exploded just 73 seconds into its launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. All seven crewmembers were killed.

From The42 Action Replay: the day Big Jack and the boys went giantkilling in Giants Stadium On This Day This post contains images

Action Replay: the day Big Jack and the boys went giantkilling in Giants Stadium

Ireland take on Italy in Liège tonight – but how much can you remember about what was going on in the world on 18 June 1994?

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