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13/04/1742
George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" has its first public performance; in Dublin, Ireland.
26/07/1856
George Bernard Shaw is born in Dublin, Ireland.
02/02/1882
Irish novelist James Joyce is born near Dublin.
14/10/1882
Irish nationalist Eamon de Valera is born
05/01/1900
Nationalist leader John Redmond calls for an uprising against the British
07/05/1915
The British liner Lusitania is sunk by a German torpedo off the Irish coast, killing 1200.
24/04/1916
1600 Irish Nationalists sieze several key buildings in Dublin.
31/01/1953
A ferry sinks in the Irish Sea in one of the worst gales of the winter, claiming the lives of up to 130 passengers and crew.
27/06/1963
President John F Kennedy visits his ancestral home in County Wexford, Ireland.
27/07/1969
English rower Tom McLean arrives in Ireland becoming the first person to row the Altlantic solo - from west to east in 72 days.
03/01/1972
An IRA bomb in a department store in Belfast injures 55 women and children
30/01/1972
British troops open fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the Bogside district of Londonderry in the worst day of the current crisis so far.
02/02/1972
Angry demonstrators burn the British Embassy in Dublin to the ground in protest at the shooting dead of 13 people in Londonderry on Sunday
26/11/1972
Police foil an attempt by eight armed members of the IRA to rescue hunger striker Sean MacStiofain from a hospital in Dublin.
01/01/1973
Ireland is admitted in to the European Community
21/08/1973
The coroner presiding over the "Bloody Sunday" inquest accuses the British army of "sheer unadulterated murder".
05/01/1976
Ten Protestant men are shot dead as they return home from work in a mini-bus in Northern Ireland.
27/08/1979
Lord Louis Mountbatten is killed by an IRA bomb on his boat.
23/06/1985
An Air India passenger jet disintegrates in mid-air off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 people on board.
08/11/1990
Mary Robinson is elected as Ireland's first woman president
30/01/1992
Charles Haughey resigns as prime minister of Ireland
30/09/1994
Russian president Boris Yeltsin oversleeps and misses a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds.
11/06/2002
Musician Paul McCartney and Heather Mills (Heather Mills-McCartney) marry in a remote Irish castle.
09/01/2004
An oil tanker unloading at Bantry Bay in Ireland is ripped apart by a series of explosions, killing 49 people
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