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On This Day…

By ATWadmin On November 15th, 2006

1796 – John Adams defeats Thomas Jefferson by three votes in the US Presidential election. Jefferson becomes Vice President.

1899 – Winston Churchill is captured while covering the Boer War as a war correspondent for the English newspaper, the Morning Post. He later escapes and reaches British lines.

1969 – ITV screen Britain’s first commercial in colour – an advert for Birds Eye peas.

1972 – Andrew McCann, writer for ATW and all-round good bloke, is born in Halifax, UK.

1983 – The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is formally established – an illegal entity recognised only by the Turkish Government.

1985 – Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach, Garrett Fitzgerald, sign the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

9 Responses to “On This Day…”

  1. >>He later escapes and reaches British lines.<<

    A case of running out of the Boers and into the Bores.

    1972
    Andrew McCann, writer for ATW and all-round good bloke, is born in Halifax, UK.

    The British Government immediately invites IRA leaders to London for talks.

    1985
    Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach, Garrett Fitzgerald, sign the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

    Ulster Said "No". And a fat lot of good that did them!

  2. Happy Hatching Day Andrew 🙂

  3. Happy Birthday Andrew!

  4. <Q> Ulster Said "No". And a fat lot of good that did them!<Q>

    Union flag is still our flag – not the dirty nappy.
    I know it rankles, but tough!

  5. p.s the "dirty nappy" is my birthday present to Andrew !

  6. Many happy returns Andrew.

  7. ‘1985 – Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach, Garrett Fitzgerald, sign the Anglo-Irish Agreement.’

    Infamy, infamy — they’ve all got it infamy….

    Reminds me of the Cultra concerned residents reaction — ‘Ulster Says No – But Thank You For Asking.’

  8. Happy Birthday, Andrew. That was a sneaky way of letting us all know.

  9. Happy birthday Andrew.