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On this day…in 1886

On this day, 9th January 1868, the last convict ship to transport prisoners to Australia (the Hougoumont) arrived at Fremantle, Western Australia. The prisoners would have been excited but...

On this day…in 1972

In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 13 unarmed civil rights demonstrators are shot dead by British Army paratroopers in an event that becomes known as "Bloody...

On this day…in 1981

On May 5, 1981, imprisoned Irish Catholic militant Bobby Sands dies after refusing food for 66 days in protest of his treatment as a...

Whose fault is it?

After years of study and living history of the past hundred years, I have finally worked out why we are in such a bad...

Psychic results of the 2012 London Olympics

It was many years ago my grandfather told me the story of a supposed Olympic Games, held in byegone days. A noted psychic by the...

On this day…in 461

On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Much of what is known...

Riots in Spain over new government mandate

Spain's new conservative government approved sweeping Labour market reforms as part of a drive to revive a sick economy and solve Europe's worst unemployment...

Can the Italians do Wallabies a favour

The Wallabies won't mind at all that Italy earnestly believe they can bring down Ireland on Sunday to upend the Rugby World Cup quarter-final...

21 Rugby World Cup facts

Did you Know? 1. In terms of making semi-finals and finals, Australia is the most successful team ever, (Winners '91/'99, Runner-Up '03, S/F '87) while...

Rugby World Cup 2011 – this weekends line-up

South Africa v Samoa, 30/9 5:30pm (EST), Albany South Africa (15-1): Patrick Lambie; JP Pietersen, Jaque Fourie, Frans Steyn, Bryan Habana; Morne Steyn, Fourie du...

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