Moments that Made History

Moments that Made History

If you read the papers today you might have missed information about events which will help shape history. This week is marked by some tragic events which had a great impact on Irish history, music and motoring sports to name just a few. These are moments that made history.

11th of May

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On May 11, 1981, Bob Marley, the reggae music icon and legend, died in Miami, Florida at 36 years of age.

12th of May

On this day 99 years ago, James Connolly was executed for his role in the Easter Rising. Read the announcement here: James Connolly

You can read more about this tragic event or other moments that made history during the Easter Rising in the archives.

May 13th

Did you know that the first round of Formula One World Championship was held 65 years ago, at Silverstone? First Formula One World Championship

14th of May

On this day in 1998, the music legend Frank Sinatra dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles. He was 82.

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15th of May

Today is International Day of Families! Are you curious to find your family tree? Why not use our Free 3 day Trial and see if you can find the moments which changed your life.

Irish Newspaper Archives have over 40 titles, both national and local, covering over four centuries of news. If you are into genealogy, history, sports, history, or just passionate about everything Irish, this is the place to be.