#OTD in Irish History – 6 March:

1738 – The first issues of the Belfast News Letter were produced in 1737 in the form of a letter of one or two pages and it has been published non-stop ever since. It is the oldest newspaper in the entire English-speaking world. The oldest copy still in existence was issued today on Tuesday 6 March 1738, […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 6 March:

1738 – The first issues of the Belfast News Letter were produced in 1737 in the form of a letter of one or two pages and it has been published non-stop ever since. It is the oldest newspaper in the entire English-speaking world. The oldest copy still in existence was issued today on Tuesday 6 March 1738, […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 6 March:

1738 – The first issues of the Belfast News Letter were produced in 1737 in the form of a letter of one or two pages and it has been published non-stop ever since. It is the oldest newspaper in the entire English-speaking world. The oldest copy still in existence was issued today on Tuesday 6 March 1738, […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 6 March:

European Day of the Righteous, commemorates those who have stood up against crimes against humanity and totalitarism with their own moral responsibility. 1791 – Birth of John MacHale, Archbishop of Tuam, nationalist campaigner and writer, in Tirawley, Co Mayo. 1831 – Birth of Philip Sheridan, general on Federal side in American Civil War and Commander-in-Chief […]

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Today in Irish History – 6 March:

1791 – John MacHale, Archbishop of Tuam; nationalist campaigner and writer, is born in Tirawley, Co Mayo. 1831 – Philip Sheridan, general on Federal side in American Civil War and Commander-in-Chief of the US army, is born in Killinkere, Co Cavan. 1836 – An estimated 200 men die at the Battle of the Alamo including […]

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