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Edward IIIAug 26, 1346

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Charles DarwinMay 14, 1835

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Date Event
394-09-06

Battle of Frigidus, Northern Italy

631-06-11

Emperor Taizong of Tang of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk to persuade release of Chinese prisoners captured during transition from Sui to Tang from northern frontier; succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women.

732-02-15

Ho-tse Shen-hui, Zen teacher disputes founder of Northern Ch'an line

1066-09-20

Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeats Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar

1167-12-01

Northern Italian towns form Lombardi League

1196-12-06

Northern Dutch coast flooded, "Saint-Nicolas Flood"

1219-01-16

Floods in Northern Netherlands after storm, 1,000s killed

1238-03-04

The Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.

1346-08-26

Battle of Crécy, south of Calais in northern France; Edward III's English longbows defeat Philip VI's army, cannons used for first time in battle

1375-10-10

Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands

1388-08-05

Battle of Otterburn, a border skirmish between the Scottish and the English in Northern England.

1456-10-17

The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern continental Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)

1460-12-30

Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI

1509-05-14

Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venitians in Northern Italy

1542-02-02

Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.

1620-11-15

Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod

1658-11-08

Battle of the Sound: Swedish fleet beats Dutch during 2nd Northern War

1697-05-24

English King William III travels through northern Europe

1699-04-14

Khalsa: Birth of Khalsa, the brotherhood of the Sikh religion, in Northern India in accordance with the Nanakshahi calendar.

1700-02-12

The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark—Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.

1708-09-11

Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish empire is no longer a major power.

1714-08-07

The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden

1716-07-08

Great Northern War: Battle of Dynekilen, a Danish-Norwegian force under Peter Tordenskjold trapped and defeated a similar Swedish force

1783-12-31

Import of African slaves banned by all of the Northern states

1795-03-28

Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.

1804-02-15

New Jersey becomes last northern state to abolish slavery

1835-05-14

Charles Darwin reaches Coquimbo in Northern Chile

1844-10-01

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington

1845-12-17

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Port Essington after a nearly 4,800 km (3,000 mi) overland journey to explore Australia's Northern Territory

1846-03-25

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Sydney to a hero's welcome after completing his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory

1853-09-24

Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London

1859-06-24

Battle of Solferino, Northern Italy: a French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II overcame the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I.

1862-09-23

Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers

1863-07-06

Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia

1863-07-30

Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, promising to stop harassing the emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.

1864-05-05

Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA

1868-05-30

'Decoration Day', later called Memorial Day, first observed in Northern US states

1870-02-15

Ground broken for Northern Pacific Railway near Duluth, Minn

1883-09-08

Northern Pacific RR's last spike driven at Independence Creek, Mont

1889-06-12

88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.

1891-01-31

The first attempt of a Portuguese republican revolution breakes out in the northern city of Porto.

1893-01-06

Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast

1895-08-29

The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.

1900-01-01

British protectorates of Northern & Southern Nigeria established

1900-01-01

British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria are established.

1903-03-15

After years of fighting between the British and the rebellious Africans, the British claim supremacy over 500,000 square miles, thus controlling all northern Nigeria

1904-03-14

In a landmark case, Northern Securities Company v United States, the Supreme Court finds that the company has violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Act; this is the first case that T. Roosevelt has undertaken in his 'trust-busting' campaign

1909-03-26

In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz

1911-01-01

South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government

1914-01-01

Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria

1914-04-24

A shipment of 35,000 rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition are landed at Larne for the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF, an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland

1915-08-06

The British land more troops at Suvla Bay on the northern shore of Gallipoli in an effort to break the stalemate on the peninsula

1915-10-05

Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing

1916-08-04

The Turks attack the British line at Romani in the northern Sinai (WWI)

1918-06-15

1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania

1920-11-16

Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited

1921-05-24

1st parliament for Northern Ireland elected

1921-12-06

Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland

1924-04-01

Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co

1936-06-28

The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.

1940-05-15

German armoured division moves into Northern France

1940-05-21

Allied counter attack at Atrecht, northern France

1941-12-10

Japanese troops landed on northern Luzon in the Philippines

1942-01-26

1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland

1943-06-20

New Quebec (Chubb) Crater discovered in northern Quebec (3½ km dia)

1944-03-01

Massive strikes in Northern Italian towns

1945-03-25

US Northern Tractor Flotilla departs Ulithi to Okinawa

1946-08-04

An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits northern Dominican Republic. 100 are killed and 20,000 are left homeless.

1953-08-01

Northern Rhodesia becomes part of Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland

1958-04-10

Northern strip of Spanish Sahara ceded to Morocco

1960-01-14

Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded

1963-02-22

Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)

1964-01-22

Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)

1964-05-02

90th Kentucky Derby: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 2:00

1964-05-16

90th Preakness: Bill Hartack aboard Northern Dancer wins in 1:56.8

1964-10-24

Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1968-01-08

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, travelles to Dublin to meet with Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister, to continue discussions on matters of joint interest to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

1968-01-19

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations"

1968-03-25

Members of the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) disrupt a meeting of Londonderry Corporation to protest at the lack of housing provision in the city, Northern Ireland

1968-04-27

The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) hold a rally to protest the banning of a Republican Easter parade

1968-05-16

In the Stormont (Northern Ireland parliament) by-election in the city of Londonderry (Derry) the Ulster Unionists retain the seat

1968-05-19

Pirate Radio Brumble of Northern England 1st heard

1968-05-20

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, is showered with eggs, flour and stones after a meeting of the Woodvale Unionist Association, a loyalist vigilante group

1968-06-15

15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)

1968-06-20

Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1968-07-03

As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland

1968-08-22

The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.

1968-08-24

Northern Ireland's first civil rights march held; many more marches would be held over the following year and Loyalists organized counter-demonstrations to get the marches banned

1968-08-27

The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) organise another protest in the Guildhall's council chamber; immediately after the protest Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) and invites them to organise a march in Derry

1968-08-28

Gerry Fitt, MP, tables a House of Commons motion criticising Royal Ulster Constabulary action in Dungannon on 24 August 1968 and demands that: "citizens of Northern Ireland should be allowed the same rights of peaceful demonstration as those in other parts of the United Kingdom"

1968-10-03

The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister

1968-10-04

A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) delegation meet with the Derry March organisers and try to have the march cancelled; eventually it was decided to go ahead with the march.

1968-10-05

Civil rights march in Derry is stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) before it had properly begun; clashes between RUC and protesters lead to two days of serious rioting-some consider this to be the beginning of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland

1968-10-07

Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier

1968-10-15

The Nationalist Party of Northern Ireland (NPNI) withdraws from its role as 'official' opposition within the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont

1968-10-16

The People's Democracy (PD), formed on Oct 9, organise a march of 1,300 students from the Queen's University of Belfast to the City Hall in the centre of the city, Northern Ireland

1968-10-24

The People's Democracy (PD) stage a protest demonstration at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1968-10-30

Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland

1968-11-04

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks about the situation in Northern Ireland; Wilson states that there will be no change in the constitutional position of Northern Ireland without the consent of the Northern Ireland population

1968-11-13

William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not

1968-11-16

The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people

1968-11-22

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement

1968-11-30

A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting

1968-12-04

Following a civil rights march in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, there is a violent clash between Loyalists and those who are taking part in the march

1968-12-09

Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech

1968-12-11

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill sacks Home Affairs Minister, William Craig

1968-12-12

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill receives overwhelming support from Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs) at Stormont

1969-01-01

People's Democracy (PD) begin a 4-day march from Belfast across Northern Ireland to Derry, modeled on Martin Luther King's Selma to Montgomery march

1969-01-09

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet British Home Secretary James Callaghan, to brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland

1969-01-10

Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland

1969-01-15

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announce the setting up of an official inquiry into the disturbances in Derry and elsewhere

1969-01-24

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the policies of Prime Minister Terence O'Neill and the lack of 'strong government'

1969-01-26

Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government

1969-02-03

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of an election on 24 February 1969

1969-02-06

The New Ulster Movement is formed to promote moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who supported Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-02-24

Northern Ireland Stormont parliament election held leading to fragmentation of the Unionist party into 'Official Unionist' and 'Unofficial Unionist'

1969-02-28

Terence O'Neill re-elected as leader of the Unionist Parliamentary Party and thus confirmed as Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-03-25

Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting, loyalists in Northern Ireland are jailed for organising an illegal counter demonstration in Armagh on 30 November 1968

1969-03-30

Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics

1969-04-19

Serious rioting in the Bogside area of Derry following clashes between Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association marchers and Loyalists and members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary

1969-04-21

The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings

1969-04-22

Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland

1969-04-23

The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement

1969-04-24

Loyalist members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers (UPV) explode a bomb at a water pipeline between Lough Neagh and Belfast, Northern Ireland

1969-04-28

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigns and is replaced later by James Chichester-Clark.

1969-05-01

James Chichester-Clark is elected as leader of the Unionist party, succeededing Terence O'Neill as the Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-05-06

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark announces an amnesty for all offences associated with demonstrations since 5 October 1968, resulting in the release of, among others, Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting

1969-05-10

In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"

1969-06-15

The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region

1969-06-18

A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government

1969-06-22

The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland

1969-08-14

British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland

1969-08-14

In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent

1969-08-14

The British Army deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner

1969-09-23

Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead

1969-12-18

House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)

1970-02-01

Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss matters related to the Northern Ireland economy

1970-03-10

Members of the Stormont (Parliament of Northern Ireland) given police protection

1970-03-18

Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland

1970-03-26

The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force

1970-04-03

As part of a new 'get tough' policy in Northern Ireland, Ian Freeland of the British Army, warned that those throwing petrol bombs could be shot dead

1970-04-21

The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies

1970-07-02

The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced

1970-07-13

The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland

1970-07-31

Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland

1970-08-02

Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'

1970-08-10

British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out

1970-09-14

Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting

1970-09-15

Officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland vote narrowly in favour of remaining unarmed

1970-10-08

The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) propose that a system of Proportional Representation (PR) should be used in elections in Northern Ireland

1970-10-29

The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland

1970-10-30

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security

1970-11-12

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland

1970-12-08

Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland

1970-12-30

The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million

1971-01-18

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark attends a meeting in London with British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling

1971-01-25

The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark

1971-02-04

Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland

1971-02-25

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921

1971-03-16

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Heath to disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland

1971-03-20

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest at what he views as a limited security response by the British government

1971-03-22

Brian Faulkner becomes the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland

1971-03-25

James Callaghan speaks at a rally of the Northern Ireland labour movement, but rejects calls for the Labour Party to open membership to those living in N. Ireland

1971-03-27

The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) holds its first Annual Conference in the Ulster Hall in Belfast

1971-04-06

During a debate at Westminster on Northern Ireland, Harold Wilson of the Labour Party claimes that a draft Bill for the imposition of direct rule exists

1971-04-25

The Northern Ireland census is held

1971-06-08

General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved

1971-07-23

The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people

1971-08-05

The British Parliament debate the security situation in Northern Ireland

1971-08-09

Operation Demetrius (or Internment) is introduced in Northern Ireland allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial; the security forces arrested 342 people suspected of supporting paramilitaries

1971-08-14

British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland

1971-08-15

The Social Democratic and Labour Party announce a campaign of civil disobedience in response to the introduction of Internment in Northern Ireland

1971-08-16

Over 8,000 workers go on strike in Derry, Northern Ireland, in protest at the introduction of Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)

1971-08-22

Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)

1971-08-25

Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations

1971-08-31

An inquiry into allegations of brutality by the security forces against those interned without trial in Northern Ireland is announced

1971-09-01

The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people

1971-09-03

A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland

1971-09-06

British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland

1971-09-14

Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1971-09-16

A number of Unionists resign over the proposed tripartite talks involving Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Republic of Ireland

1971-09-26

MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government

1971-09-27

Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England

1971-10-05

A new sitting of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont begins, though the Social Democratic and Labour Party remain absent due to its continuing protest against Internment

1971-10-07

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland

1971-10-17

It is estimated today that approximately 16,000 households were withholding rent and rates for council houses as part of the campaign of civil disobedience against internment organised by the Social Democratic and Labour Party, Northern Ireland

1971-10-19

A group of f Northern Ireland Members of Parliament begin a 48 hour hunger strike against the policy of Internment

1971-10-20

Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland

1971-10-27

Gerard Newe becomes the first Catholic to serve in any Northern Ireland government since 1920; Newe was appointed to try to improve community relations

1971-11-16

The Compton inquiry is published, acknowledging that there was ill-treatment of internees, but rejected claims of systematic brutality or torture (Northern Ireland)

1971-11-25

Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson proposes that Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, with the consent of Protestants, after a period of 15 years; as part of the proposal the Republic of Ireland would rejoin the British Commonwealth

1971-11-30

The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights

1971-12-07

An off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment is shot dead by members of the Irish Republican Army in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1971-12-21

A publican is killed as he tried to remove a bomb from his pub, Northern Ireland

1971-12-23

British Prime Minister Edward Heath visits Northern Ireland and expresses his determination to end the violence

1971-12-31

Edmund Compton, then Northern Ireland Ombudsman, is replaced by John Benn

1972-01-18

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Brian Faulkner bans all parades and marches in Northern Ireland until the end of the year

1972-01-28

The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association place "special emphasis on the necessity for a peaceful incident-free day" at the next march on 30 January in an effort to avoid violence

1972-02-09

William Craig, who had been Northern Ireland Minister for Home Affairs, launches 'Ulster Vanguard' as an umbrella movement for the right-ring of Unionism

1972-03-24

Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland

1972-03-26

William Whitelaw appointed as the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1972-03-27

Ulster Vanguard organise industrial strike against the imposition of direct rule on Northern Ireland by Westminster

1972-03-30

Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced

1972-04-14

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-four bombs in towns and cities across Northern Ireland

1972-04-18

The Widgery Report on 'Bloody Sunday' in Northern Ireland is published, causing outrage among the people of Derry who call it the "Widgery Whitewash"

1972-05-26

In the Republic of Ireland, the Special Criminal Court is re-instituted to deal with crimes arising out of the Northern Ireland conflict; as part of the measures trial by jury is suspended.

1972-06-13

The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

1972-06-13

The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

1972-06-15

The Social Democratic and Labour Party meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland W Whitelaw, to present the IRA's conditions for a meeting

1972-06-19

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland William Whitelaw concedes 'special category' status, or 'political status' for paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland

1972-07-04

The Royal Ulster Constabulary forward a file about the killings on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland

1972-07-07

7 people are killed in separate incidents across Northern Ireland

1972-08-09

There is widespread and severe rioting in Nationalist areas of Northern Ireland on the anniversary of the introduction of Internment

1972-09-15

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Northern Illinois.

1972-09-20

The Social Democratic and Labour Party issues a document entitled Towards a New Ireland, proposing that the British and Irish governments should have joint sovereignty over Northern Ireland

1972-09-20

The Social Democratic and Labour Party issues a document entitled Towards a New Ireland, proposing that the British and Irish governments should have joint sovereignty over Northern Ireland

1972-10-30

The Northern Ireland Office issues a discussion document 'The Future of Northern Ireland'; the paper states Britain's commitment to the union as long as the majority of people wish to remain part of the United Kingdom

1973-04-28

Over 6000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over 18 hrs in a railyard in northern California. 5500 structures damaged, town of Antelope destroyed, with every building reduced to foundations. Leads to Transportation Safety Act (1974)

1973-06-28

Northern Ireland Assembly elections take place

1973-12-09

Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland

1974-04-20

'The Troubles', a period of conflict in Northern Ireland involving republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the British security forces, and civil rights groups. claims its 1000th victim

1974-05-29

Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster

1974-08-06

Explosion & fire destory Great Northern RR yard in Wenatchee, Wash

1975-02-10

The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire and the response of the security forces

1975-06-17

Voters in Northern Mariana Is approve commonwealth status with US

1975-10-02

The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian

1975-12-19

The Red Hand Commandos, a very secretive Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland, explode a no-warning car bomb in Dundalk, killing 2 civilians and wounding 20

1976-05-06

An earthquake strikes Friuli in Northern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.

1976-08-14

10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast

1977-12-11

Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, leaders of the group 'Peace People' (an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland) receive the Nobel Peace Prize

1978-01-09

Commonwealth of Northern Marianas established

1978-07-01

Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing

1978-09-14

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode over 50 bombs in towns across Northern Ireland over the next 5 days, injuring 37 people

1979-03-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode 24 bombs in various locations across Northern Ireland

1979-08-14

Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration

1981-09-01

Northern Ireland's first religiously integrated secondary school opens

1982-12-13

Earthquake hits Northern Yemen; 2,000 die

1983-04-11

In the first 'supergrass' trial in Northern Ireland, fourteen Ulster Volunteer Force members are jailed for a total of two hundred years

1983-06-20

Iran moves into northern Iraq (casualties top 13,800 in ten days)

1983-11-15

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus proclaimed

1984-06-28

Former member of South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Jeannette Schoon, and her six-year old daughter, Katryn, are killed by a letter bomb at Lubango, in northern Angola

1985-04-20

ATF raid on The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.

1985-11-27

Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland

1986-11-03

Northern Mariana Islands becomes a Commonwealth associated with US

1987-04-28

American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.

1987-05-08

The Loughgall ambush: The SAS kill 8 IRA members and 1 civilian, in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.

1991-01-13

Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open

1991-03-30

Northern Michigan wins its 1st NCAA hockey title

1991-04-05

US begins air drops to Kurd refugees in Northern Iraq

1991-07-15

US troops leave northern Iraq

1992-02-06

The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.

1992-08-31

44th Emmy Awards: Northern Exposure, Christopher Lloyd & Dana Delane win

1992-11-14

Actress Peg Phillips (Northern Exposure), falls & breaks 3 fingers

1993-01-15

7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die

1993-12-15

British premier Major/Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination

1993-12-17

Northern Exposure star Barry Corbin falls off his horse

1994-08-31

Northern Ireland Sinn Fein proclaims ceases-fire

1995-07-15

Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540

1995-10-28

Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Cigar, Desert Stormer, Inside Information, My Flag, Northern Spur, Ridgewood Pearl, Unbridled's Song

1997-02-04

En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.

1997-06-10

Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members before Pol Pot flees his northern stronghold.

1997-12-27

Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland.

1998-02-03

US military plane clips cable car lines in northern Italy, kills 20

1998-03-21

Good Friday Agreement signed in Northern Ireland.

1998-04-10

The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish goverments

1998-05-23

The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes.

1998-05-30

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits northern Afghanistan, killing up to 5,000.

1998-08-15

Omagh bomb in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles, killed 29 people and injured about 220

1998-12-26

Iraq announces its intention to fire upon U.S. and British warplanes that patrol the northern and southern no-fly zones.

1998-12-26

Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

1999-12-02

The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.

2000-06-13

President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

2000-10-31

A chartered Antonov An-26 explodes after takeoff in Northern Angola killing 50

2001-03-04

Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.

2001-09-09

Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance, is assassinated in Afghanistan.

2001-10-23

The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks.

2001-11-12

2001 Attack on Afghanistan: Taliban forces abandon Kabul, Afghanistan, ahead of advancing Afghan Northern Alliance troops.

2001-11-14

War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul.

2001-12-22

Burhanuddin Rabbani, political leader of the Afghan Northern Alliance, hands over power in Afghanistan to the interim government headed by President Hamid Karzai.

2002-02-14

Fishing vessel Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.

2002-05-07

A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.

2002-05-14

Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.

2003-05-21

An earthquake hits northern Algeria killing more than 2,000 people.

2004-10-23

A powerful earthquake and its aftershocks hit Niigata prefecture, northern Japan, killing 35 people, injuring 2,200, and leaving 85,000 homeless or evacuated.

2004-11-21

The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed as a result.

2005-07-28

The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.

2005-10-08

The Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.

2006-06-19

Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.

2007-05-08

A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed under the leadership of Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party as First Minister and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin as Deputy First Minister.

2007-07-01

Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.

2007-07-31

Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.

2007-11-29

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad.

2008-01-08

New Jersey officially apologizes for slavery, becoming the first Northern state to do so.

2008-02-14

Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.

2008-09-08

Latvia joins its northern neighbor Estonia in recession as GDP falls 0.2% in the second quarter from the first quarter, when it fell 0.3%; property markets and construction have suffered in both Baltic states

2010-02-23

Unknown criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel oil and other hydrocarbons into the river Lambro, in Northern Italy, causing an environmental disaster.

2012-05-20

6.0 magnitude earthquake kills 6 and injures dozens in northern Italy

2012-05-29

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy

2012-06-11

23 people are killed after two villages are attacked in northern Nigeria

2012-07-14

Suicide bomber attacks a wedding reception and kills 22 people and inures 22 in northern Afghanistan

2012-10-12

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approves of an African-led force to oust Islamist militants in northern Mali

2013-02-22

13 Chadian soldiers and 65 Muslim insurgents are killed in conflict in Northern Mali

2013-06-14

Massive flooding occurs in northern India killing up to 10,000 people

2013-09-09

44 people are killed and 45 are injured after a bus crashes into a ravine in Northern Guatemala

2013-11-03

8 people are killed and 10 are injured after a turboprop plane crashes in northern Bolivia

2014-11-09

United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)

2016-03-14

Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant PKK camps in northern Iraq: army

2016-10-09

Turkish military says 31 Islamic State militants killed in northern Syria

2016-11-20

Train in Northern India Derails, Killing at Least 45 People

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Northern - Notable Birthdays

Elizabeth IIApr 21, 1926

Sam NeillSep 14, 1947

Northern - Birthdays
Date Event
40-06-13

Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general and Governor of Britain, conquered Wales and Northern England

1403-02-22

Charles VII, King of France (1422-61), drove out the English from Northern France. Died 1461.

1838-09-16

James J Hill, Canada, RR entrepreneur (Great Northern Railroad)

1876-04-11

Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (d. 1958)

1883-05-29

Allan R. Dafoe, Variety Views (1941-1942 Season) #2: Northern Neighbors

1884-11-04

Harry Ferguson, Northern Irish aviator and inventor (d. 1960)

1886-06-24

George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)

1889-04-06

Barry Macollum, Northern Ireland

1907-10-28

John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)

1909-09-06

John Ridgely, Chicago IL, actor (Northern Pursuit, Air Force)

1909-09-17

Kenneth Darling, Commander-in-chief Allied Forces, Northern Europe

1913-01-22

William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)

1914-08-30

Julie Bishop, Denver CO, actress (My Hero, Northern Pursuit, Threat)

1918-02-07

Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)

1918-09-20

Peg Phillips, actress (Ruth Ann-Northern Exposure)

1919-01-31

Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

1919-10-23

Manolis Andronicos, Bursa, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece

1920-05-10

Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)

1921-10-26

George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)

1923-11-03

Tomás Cardinal Ó Fiaich, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1990)

1924-07-11

Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)

1924-10-18

Buddy MacMaster, The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights

1925-08-11

Harold Aleshire, Northern Lights

1926-04-21

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, London UK, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- )

1927-05-09

John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)

1928-05-01

Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)

1929-01-01

Holling Gustav Vapor, character on Northern Exposure

1930-02-20

Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer

1930-03-02

John Cullum, Knoxville, actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure)

1931-12-31

Bob Shaw, Belfast, Northern Ireland, sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts)

1932-10-23

Vasily Belov, Northern Krai, USSR, author (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), (d. 2012)

1933-03-07

Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)

1933-06-28

Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician

1933-07-05

Terence Cooper, Northern Ireland, actor (Casino Royale)

1934-04-25

Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer

1935-07-11

Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician

1935-07-27

Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer

1938-06-19

John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge

1940-10-16

Barry Corbin, actor (Maurice-Northern Exposure)

1942-05-08

Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer

1942-09-14

Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer

1943-01-25

Maj-Doris Rimpi, Northern Great Mountain

1943-05-22

Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1945-08-31

Van Morrison, Northern Irish musician

1946-02-09

Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician

1946-05-04

John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver

1946-05-22

George Best, footballer/soccer player (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)

1946-10-31

Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)

1947-09-14

Sam Neill, Northern Ireland, actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, Piano)

1948-01-22

Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)

1948-01-22

Northern Calloway, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

1948-04-04

Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor

1948-07-23

John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician

1948-10-06

Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician

1948-12-28

John Roszak, This Week in Northern California

1949-03-17

Pat Rice, Northern Irish footballer and football manager

1949-04-01

Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer

1949-08-06

Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman

1950-11-29

Joshua Brand, Northern Exposure

1951-06-20

Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet

1951-11-06

John Falsey, Northern Exposure

1952-03-01

Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager

1952-07-06

Grant Goodeve, Middlebury CT, actor (Northern Exposure)

1953-04-02

Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician

1955-03-28

John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician

1955-05-10

Rick Steves, Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland

1956-02-28

Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer

1956-05-24

Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman

1956-08-19

Adam Arkin, Bkln, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure)

1956-11-18

Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)

1957-03-17

Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer

1957-11-27

Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver

1957-12-27

Greg Lawson, Northern Lights

1958-08-01

Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor

1959-04-17

Steve Buckley, Northern Exposure

1959-05-07

Robin L Freeman, St Charles MO, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd)

1959-11-18

Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager

1959-12-03

Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter

1960-06-07

William J. White, Northern Exposure

1961-01-28

Norman West, Northern Exposure

1961-06-15

Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer

1961-11-04

Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer

1962-05-09

John Corbett, actor/singer (Chris-Northern Exposure)

1962-09-21

Rob Morrow, New Rochelle NY, actor (Dr Fleishman-Northern Exposure)

1962-12-06

Janine Turner, Lincoln Neb, actress (Maggie-Northern Exposure)

1963-07-19

Marla Duncan, Fairfield California, Miss Northern California fitness (1990)

1963-10-12

Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, (d. 2012)

1964-01-13

Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer

1965-01-15

James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor

1965-11-10

Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish race car driver

1966-01-03

Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer

1966-01-24

Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian

1966-09-12

Darren E Burrows, Kansas, actor (Ed Chigliak-Northern Exposure)

1966-10-12

Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author

1966-10-12

Brian Kennedy, The Music of Northern Ireland

1967-01-04

David Wayne Toms, Monroe LA, PGA golfer (1992 Northern Telecom-3rd)

1967-02-23

Steven C Stricker, Edgerton WI, PGA golfer (1994 Northern Telecom-2nd)

1967-07-27

Monique Sluyter, Northern Light

1968-11-18

Barry Hunter, Northern Irish footballer and manager

1969-05-06

Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer

1969-08-29

Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player

1970-11-07

Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy)

1971-01-31

Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian

1971-05-27

Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman

1971-06-05

Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress

1971-06-25

Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer

1971-09-04

Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer

1972-02-13

David Lammers, Northern Light

1973-04-05

Andreas Viestad, The Northern Way

1974-06-08

Gabe Northern, defensive end (Buffalo Bills)

1975-06-26

Petri Poikolainen, A Northern Boy

1975-12-13

Johannes Lahtela, A Northern Boy

1976-02-22

Mike Storm, Expedition: Northern California

1976-03-30

Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)

1976-06-06

Melanie Sibetang, Miss Northern Marianas Universe (1997)

1976-06-15

Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol)

1977-06-08

Belvilyn Ada Tenorio, Miss Universe-Northern Marianas (1996)

1977-08-10

Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer

1977-09-30

Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer

1978-01-01

Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer

1978-01-11

Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer

1978-07-23

Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer

1978-11-18

Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer

1979-06-19

John Duddy, Northern Irish boxer

1979-07-30

Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer

1979-08-05

David Healy, Northern Irish footballer

1979-11-08

Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer

1979-12-05

Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer

1980-01-17

Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist

1980-02-11

Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (d. 2004)

1981-01-17

Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer

1981-03-27

Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer

1981-04-29

George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer

1981-05-29

Rachel Tucker, The Music of Northern Ireland

1981-08-12

Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer

1984-01-20

Michael Northern, City Rats

1984-07-12

Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer

1984-10-20

Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player for Irish rugby team

1984-12-14

Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer

1985-01-01

Steven Davis, Northern Irish footballer

1985-02-01

Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer

1985-03-03

Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer

1985-06-15

Nadine Coyle, Northern Irish singer (Girls Aloud)

1986-06-25

Frank Carson, Northern Soul

1987-06-01

Eamonn McCrystal, The Music of Northern Ireland

1987-11-17

Darren McKillion, Northern Irish sportsman

1987-12-22

Chemseddine Amar, Northern Light

1987-9-05

Elliot James Langridge, Northern Soul

1988-01-02

Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer

1988-03-05

Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer

1988-10-05

Fikret Koç, Northern Light

1989-05-04

Rory McIlroy, Holywood Northern Ireland, Professional Golfer

Northern - Notable Weddings

Nicolas CageJul 30, 2004

Katy PerryOct 23, 2010

Northern - Weddings
Date Event
2001-08-04

"Northern Exposure" actor Joshua Morrow (27) weds Tobe Keeney

2004-07-30

Actor Nicolas Cage (40) weds Alice Kim (20) at a private ranch in Northern California

2006-01-05

Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office

2010-10-23

Singer-songwriter Katy Perry (25) weds actor-comedian Russell Brand (35) at luxury resort Aman-i-Khas in Northern India

Northern - Notable Deaths

Edward VIIIMay 28, 1972

Northern - Deaths
Date Event
739-09-30

P'u-chi Ho-shang Tao-chao, Northern Ch'an Line Zen teacher, dies

1597-06-02

Diederik Sonoy, German/Neth governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67

1848-04-04

Ludwig Leichhardt, German explorer of northern and central Australia, dies on an expedition at 34

1886-08-09

Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)

1922-02-03

John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)

1941-01-10

Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)

1943-06-02

Allan R. Dafoe, Variety Views (1941-1942 Season) #2: Northern Neighbors

1944-12-16

Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State, Lipscomb, and Hamline

1953-03-22

James Anderson II, (Jo-Northern Exposure), dies

1958-08-24

Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)

1959-05-16

Elisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1894)

1960-03-09

Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)

1968-12-10

George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921)

1971-12-12

Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated

1972-05-28

Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies at 77

1976-12-04

W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)

1977-04-17

William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913)

1980-11-22

Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)

1981-11-14

Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)

1983-12-23

Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)

1990-01-09

Northern Calloway, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

1991-12-15

Horatio Luro, US horse trainer (Northern Dancer), dies at 90

1992-03-30

Manolis Andronicos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72

1992-05-13

F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)

1993-01-19

Norman West, Northern Exposure

1994-01-06

Morty the Moose, (Northern Exposure), dies at 6

1995-05-06

Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)

1996-02-12

Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)

1996-08-06

Muhammad al-Badr, magnate of Northern Yemen (1962), dies

1998-11-09

Harold Aleshire, Northern Lights

1999-08-23

James White, Northern Irish writer (b. 1928)

2002-04-13

Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racecar driver (b. 1928)

2004-03-02

Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (b. 1980)

2004-10-28

Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)

2005-11-25

George Best, former footballer dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)

2006-02-12

John Roszak, This Week in Northern California

2007-01-08

David Ervine, Northern Irish politician (b. 1953)

2007-06-24

Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)

2008-05-15

Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop (b. 1960)

2010-07-24

Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)

2012-06-23

Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48

2014-08-20

Buddy MacMaster, The White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights

2016-05-03

Basil Blackshaw Northern Irish Painter Dies Age 83

2016-06-26

Lord Mayhew, former Northern Ireland secretary, dies aged 86

2018-03-20

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, dies at age 45


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