Monthly Archives: June 2015

  • Highlights of this Week in HIstory

    Highlights of this week in history aims to present some of the most interesting facts which took place through the years. Each of the events and facts we present have had an impact on history, on pop culture, or simply, they are very interest. The archives provide additional information on most historic events and facts.

    22nd June 1986

    Footballing history was made when Argentine footballer Diego Maradona scores two goals for Argentina to defeat England and qualify for the World Cup semi finals. The first goal where the ball initially appears to hit off Maradona's head into goal, was in fact punched in by his hand and allowed  as a goal. Speaking about the goal, Maradona later said the goal was scored “a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God.” Five minutes later, Maradona scored what was voted in 2002 to be the greatest goal in World Cup history, when he dribbled past five English defenders before scoring to give Argentina a 2-0 lead. Continue Reading

  • In the News this Week

    In the News this Week

    In the news this week aims to present some of the most interesting facts which took place through the years. Each of the events and facts we present have had an impact on history, on pop culture, or simply, they are curiosities. The archives provide additional information on most historic events and facts, and you can find links to free viewings of the related articles, below.

    8th of June

    Happy Birthday Bonnie Tyler, she is 64 today! What a great and unique voice! Have a listen to one of her most memorable songs: Video

    9th of June

    On this day in 1798, the Battle of Arklow and the Battle of Saintfield take place, part of the Irish Rebellion which lasted from May to September that year. Although it only lasted three months,the 1798 rebellion led to the death of thousands. You can read details here, or you can research the archives for more articles: http://ow.ly/O0MWP

    10th of June

    On this day in 1692, the first Salem witch is hanged. Bridget Bishop was found guilty of the practice of witchcraft. 19 innocent people were hanged during the Salem trials.

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  • This Week in History

    This week in history bears a great significance on the Second World War evolution. To highly important historic events, we have added events which have made a mark on the film industry and beyond.

    2nd of June

    On this day in 1989, the brilliant drama Dead Poets Society is released in the US. The film starred Robin Williams as a charismatic English teacher who encourages his students to “seize the day” (“carpe diem”).

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    3rd of June

    On this day in 1940, the German air force bombs Paris, killing 254 people, most of them civilians. You can read more about this subject and the Dunkirk battle in this very interesting article from  the Fermanagh Herald: http://bit.ly/1GVnn4q

    4th of June

    Happy 40th Birthday to Angelina Jolie, a talented and inspiring woman! She is a mother, humanitarian, Oscar winning actress, filmmaker, and a fighter for women's rights. We can't help but wonder what will she do next?

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    5th of June

    On the 5th of June 1883, the first Orient Express departs Paris with Constantinople as destination. The train was a showcase of luxury and comfort at a time when traveling was seen as dangerous, and quite rough. It was the means of transportation for the rich.

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    6th of June

    June 6, 1944, is also known as the D-Day, the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and begin the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II. You can read more about the preparations and how much was invested in this historical operation, here: http://bit.ly/1Q2Jw6J

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