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#On this Day

# on-this-day - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Zebo's wondrous flicker of skill feels inimitable eight years on
# On This Day
From The42
# On This Day

Zebo's wondrous flicker of skill feels inimitable eight years on

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:15 AM 10,698 Views 19 Comments

At 22, the Corkman looked set to grace international fields for a decade, but almost four years have passed since his last cap.

# on-this-day - Thursday 16 July, 2020

On this day in 1972, one of the greatest defenders of his generation was born
# Dutch Master
From The42
# Dutch Master

On this day in 1972, one of the greatest defenders of his generation was born

Jul 16th 2020, 4:44 PM 385 Views 0 Comments

Jaap Stam enjoyed a superb career at club and international level.

# on-this-day - Thursday 2 July, 2020

On this day in 2002, Middlesbrough smashed their club transfer record for an Italian striker
# Anniversary
From The42
# Anniversary

On this day in 2002, Middlesbrough smashed their club transfer record for an Italian striker

Jul 2nd 2020, 5:22 PM 539 Views 1 Comment

Massimo Maccarone arrived from Empoli for £8.15m.

# on-this-day - Thursday 18 June, 2020

On this day in 2010, this future club captain joined Arsenal for £10m
# Skipper
From The42
# Skipper

On this day in 2010, this future club captain joined Arsenal for £10m

Jun 18th 2020, 4:34 PM 103 Views 0 Comments

Thomas Vermaelen completed the move from Ajax to Arsenal.

# on-this-day - Thursday 9 April, 2020

The jaw, the mettle and the choke? 10 years on from Leinster's dramatic win over Clermont
# On This Day
From The42
# On This Day

The jaw, the mettle and the choke? 10 years on from Leinster's dramatic win over Clermont

Apr 9th 2020, 8:17 AM 9,852 Views 11 Comments

Brock James performance was plagued by inconsistency, but the ‘choke’ label doesn’t sit well..

# on-this-day - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic
# Lá Na Poblachta
# Lá Na Poblachta

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic

Apr 18th 2019, 8:57 AM 29,975 Views 92 Comments

This meant that Ireland left the Commonwealth, and formally ended the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland.

# on-this-day - Monday 21 August, 2017

RTÉ dug up this clip of Pierce Brosnan apologising to Irish people for the dodgy accents in Remington Steele
# On This Day
From The Daily Edge
# On This Day

RTÉ dug up this clip of Pierce Brosnan apologising to Irish people for the dodgy accents in Remington Steele

Aug 21st 2017, 12:14 PM 8,319 Views 1 Comment

What a throwback.

# on-this-day - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Dispelling the myths about the bombing of Nelson's Pillar
# 50 Years Ago
# 50 Years Ago

Dispelling the myths about the bombing of Nelson's Pillar

Dec 22nd 2016, 6:10 PM 79,733 Views 97 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

15 thoughts everyone has while scrolling through their cringey Facebook On This Day
# The Way We Were
From The Daily Edge
# The Way We Were

15 thoughts everyone has while scrolling through their cringey Facebook On This Day

Nov 15th 2016, 11:36 AM 4,809 Views 1 Comment

Regrets, I have a few…

# on-this-day - Saturday 2 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 2nd 2016, 8:15 AM 8,560 Views 53 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 8th 2016, 4:31 PM 33,246 Views 144 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Sunday 10 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 10th 2016, 11:00 AM 12,574 Views 15 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Sunday 15 November, 2015

Mortifying, embarrassing, shameful: My history in Facebook On This Day memories
# Scarlet For Myself
From The Daily Edge
# Scarlet For Myself

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

Nov 15th 2015, 9:30 AM 8,156 Views 3 Comments

Or why On This Day can HEAD OFF for itself.

# on-this-day - Wednesday 14 October, 2015

Here's how you can prevent awkward Facebook run-ins with your ex
# On This Day
# On This Day

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

Oct 14th 2015, 7:17 PM 16,156 Views 12 Comments

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

Here's how Facebook is about to prevent awkward run-ins with your ex
# On This Day
From The Daily Edge
# On This Day

Here's how Facebook is about to prevent awkward run-ins with your ex

Oct 14th 2015, 5:32 PM 5,085 Views 3 Comments

Nice one, Facebook.

# on-this-day - Sunday 9 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 9th 2015, 7:45 AM 11,508 Views 113 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Thursday 6 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 6th 2015, 9:15 AM 132,023 Views 135 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Saturday 18 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 18th 2015, 2:53 PM 25,289 Views 48 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Saturday 10 January, 2015

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

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

Jan 10th 2015, 6:30 PM 21,415 Views 26 Comments

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.

# on-this-day - Friday 26 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 26th 2014, 11:00 AM 12,729 Views 3 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Waterford gift shop has the most Irish 'on this day' trivia sign ever
# Lovely And Sunny
From The Daily Edge
# Lovely And Sunny

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

Aug 24th 2014, 2:53 PM 8,321 Views 1 Comment

It’s all we need to know, to be fair.

# on-this-day - Saturday 8 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 8th 2014, 7:45 AM 41,249 Views 153 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 26th 2014, 10:00 AM 10,492 Views 13 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Saturday 1 September, 2012

18 years ago: Northern Ireland as the IRA ceasefire began
# On This Day
# On This Day

18 years ago: Northern Ireland as the IRA ceasefire began

Sep 1st 2012, 7:30 AM 13,864 Views 43 Comments

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.

# on-this-day - Saturday 9 June, 2012

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

On this weekend in GAA history...

Jun 9th 2012, 10:23 AM 344 Views 0 Comments

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

# on-this-day - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

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

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

Feb 22nd 2012, 3:27 PM 508 Views 0 Comments

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”.

# on-this-day - Thursday 9 February, 2012

In pictures: The 20th anniversary of X Case protests
# X Case
# X Case

In pictures: The 20th anniversary of X Case protests

Feb 9th 2012, 12:47 PM 4,537 Views 59 Comments

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.

# on-this-day - Saturday 28 January, 2012

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

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

Jan 28th 2012, 2:37 PM 4,057 Views 7 Comments

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.

# on-this-day - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

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

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

Jun 7th 2011, 3:28 PM 762 Views 8 Comments

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?