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...American to rocket into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth, flying aboard the Liberty Bell 7.In 1972, the Irish Republican Army carried out 22 bombings in Belfast, Northern Ireland, killing nine people and injuring 130 in what became known...

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This Day in History

...blew up in a retail district of Manchester, England, injuring more than 200 people in an attack claimed by the Irish Republican Army. In 2001, on the eve of his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, President Bush, in Poland, chastised Russia...

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...deadly piece of foam that broke off from the fuel tank during liftoff and looked safe to fly home in a week. The Irish Republican Army renounced the use of violence against British rule in Northern Ireland and said it would disarm. Lightning struck...

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We can't always be lucky

...prevent future cargo bomb attacks, Americans need to reflect on the reality that we can't always be lucky. As an Irish Republican Army spokesman said after a failed attempt to kill British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1984, "... remember...

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...John Paul II paid his respects to the vast number of Armenians who perished under Ottoman rule. In 2005, international weapons inspectors backed by Protestant and Catholic clergymen announced the Irish Republican Army's full disarmament.

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This Day in History

...of homes minutes after takeoff from Ecuador's Manta airport. In 2001, Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams urged the Irish Republican Army to begin disarming to save Northern Ireland's peace process. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma punished Mexico's Caribbean...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...calling for mutual governance, the peace process is in trouble. The key issue is the refusal of the pro-Catholic Irish Republican Army to give up its weapons - even a token few as a show of good faith. The IRA, which for 18 months has honored a...

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This Day in History

...British war hero Lord Louis Mountbatten was killed off the coast of Ireland in a boat explosion claimed by the Irish Republican Army. In 2002, a Tokyo court acknowledged for the first time Japan's use of biological weapons before and during...

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Tommy Sands

...Sands is guardedly optimistic about the peace process in Northern Ireland. So is much of the country, after the Irish Republican Army announced seven months ago its plan to renounce violence and "dump arms." That's cause for hope after years...

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This Day in History

...nationalists opened fire from the gallery of the U.S. House of Representatives, wounding five congressmen. In 1981, Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands began a hunger strike at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland; he died 65 days later. In 2004...

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