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Proper Football 12h
RETRO GOALS: in 1991 Forest 7-0 Chelsea. Keane (2), Parker, Woan, Clough, Pearce (2). Goals galore at the City Ground - and one of those rare match reports that went into 2 pages on Ceefax.
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Maham Apr 15
in 2005 Shahid scored century off 45 balls against India. And he completed his 200 ODI sixes.
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Everton Musings 12h
in 2005, a vintage performance from Duncan Ferguson in a 1-0 Everton win over Man United at Goodison
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The British Library Apr 15
Happy birthday Leonardo da Vinci, born in 1452. Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer and owner of the most impeccable handwriting. Explore da Vinci's notebook, showing his 'mirror writing' moving from right to left, with :
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Team Milan AC Apr 19
Milan 5-0 Real Madrid ⚽️ Goal by Donadoni
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Cricketopia Apr 17
Last Ball SIX in 1986, Javed Miandad smashed the most famous SIX for Pakistan off the last ball of the match against Chetan Sharma when req 4 runs to win (v India at Sharjah)
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BOILER ROOM Apr 19
in 1994: a 20-year old Nas releases his landmark debut LP, Illmatic, helping revive the flagging NYC rap scene and birth the era of lyricism. It goes on to be widely accepted as one of the greatest rap albums of all time.
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The Nobel Prize Apr 19
in 1906 Pierre Curie died in a tragic accident. After his death Pierre's wife and research partner Marie Curie was offered a government pension but she refused. Instead she continued the pair's studies and in 1911 became the first person to be awarded two Nobel Prizes.
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English Civil War Apr 18
in 1638, John Lilburne was flogged and pilloried for distributing unlicensed Puritan books. He loudly declared he had committed no crime but that he was "a victim of the bishops’ cruelty". The punishment turned into an huge anti-government demonstration.
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Waterstones Apr 14
'Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.' - Henry James, born in 1843
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Against The Ropes Apr 15
33 years ago today... One of the greatest fights ever, they simply named it 'The War'. Hagler vs Hearns - 1985
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English Civil War Apr 16
The Battle of Culloden took place in 1746. Not only was it the last pitched battle fought on British soil, but it also - finally - ended attempts by the House of Stuart to reclaim the throne and effectively brought to an end more than a century of conflict and strife.
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OnThisDayTheIRA Apr 16
in 1982 the IRA murdered William Morrison, 42. Protestant shot on Co Armagh farm. Hit but crawled to safety. Murderers then stood over his bleeding body & shot him x8 before escaping over the border. Orangeman with no paramilitary or security force connections
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The Boxing Post Apr 19
🇺🇸 in 2008, Joe Calzaghe suffered a first round knockdown but managed to recover and beat Bernard Hopkins on his American debut.
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The Music Gala 10h
Georg Friedrich is buried in Westminster Abbey, London (1759).
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OnThisDayTheIRA Apr 18
in 1972 the IRA murdered James Elliott, 36. Married father of 3. Lorry driver abducted as he crossed border. Missing 36 hrs. Body dumped near Newtownhamilton beside 2 landmines & 6 milk churns holding 500lb of explosives. Firing point across border. Off duty UDR
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President of Ireland Apr 18
in 1949 the Republic of Ireland Act 1948, signed into law by President Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh on 21 December 1948, came into force, formally ending the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland.
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Arsen Ostrovsky Apr 18
, 70 years ago, the modern Jewish nation was (re)born. Today, we celebrate !
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OnThisDayTheIRA 12h
in 1987 the IRA murdered David Ead, 38. Shot in the back on Newcastle promenade on a beautiful sunny day. IRA used cover of crowd which included children to escape. Had moved from Londonderry. Told wife she’d love Newcastle as it was normal. Left 2 girls, 9 & 11
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Premier League 5h
🔴 Liverpool 4-0 Everton 🔵 No more words required.
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