Archive for March 9th, 2012

March 9,

U2 Release Joshua Tree.

March 9: TODAY in Irish History (by IrishmanSpeaks) Twitter Icon

1918: Crime writer and novelist Mickey Spillane (d. 2006) is born in New York to an Irish father and Scottish mother.

1946: Death of Cardinal John Joseph Glennon, Archbishop of St. Louis 1903-1946. Glennon was born in Kinnegad, Co. Meath in 1862. During his seminary years he emmigrated to the US (1882) and was ordained in 1884. He became a Cardinal in 1845, but on his way back to the US from Rome, became ill and died in Ireland.

Cardinal John Joseph Glennon


1973: Northern Ireland votes overwhelmingly to remain within the United Kingdom. In a referendum on the future of the province, 57% of the electorate (591,280 people) voted to retain current links with the UK. The nationalist / Roman Catholic population boycotted what they considered to be a meaningless election which ensured only 6,463 voted in favor of a united Ireland. Estimates suggest that less than one percent of Catholics voted.

 1987: U2 release The Joshua Tree. The album included now U2 staples such asproduced the hit singles “With or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, and “Where the Streets Have No Name”. Rolling Stone would name it the third best album of the 80s.

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