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This is a website published by IrishmanSpeaks that provides you with interesting insight and information on what happened on this day in Irish history and people of Irish heritage. If you spot any inaccuracies please let us know.
Today in Irish History
1917: English born James Ockendon of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers won the Victoria Cross for his bravery at the Battle of Langemark.
1939: In one of the more intriguing episodes of World War II, German U-Boat 35 disembarked 28 men at Dingle, Co Kerry from the Greek cargo ship Diamantis which it had sunk the previous day.
1960: John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the campaign trail in Indiana showed his wit (or maybe speechwriter Ted’s Sorensen)
” Mr. Nixon in Boston the other day said I was another Truman, and I returned the compliment and said he was another Dewey. And he has not said I was another Truman since, but I wish he would. I regard it as a compliment.”
2010: Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington all helped Europe beat USA in the Ryder Cup held at The Celtic Manor Resort, Wales. Europe won 141/2 to 13/12
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