Well, I did it. I did something 2 weeks ago that you are never supposed to do. I cashed out a 401K. I realize I broke one of the “rules”. 855 more words
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#OTD in 1981 – At 2:11 am, Raymond McCreesh dies on hunger strike in the H Blocks of Long Kesh Prison. Later, the same day at 11:29 pm, he is joined in death by his friend and fellow hunger-striker, Patsy O’Hara.
The third of the resolutely determined IRA Volunteers to join the H-Block hunger strike for political status was twenty-four-year-old Raymond McCreesh, from Camlough in South Armagh: a quiet, shy and good-humoured republican, who although captured at the early age of nineteen, along with two other Volunteers in a British army ambush, had already almost three years active republican involvement behind him. 150 more words
#OTD in 1994 – Death of Martin 'Doco' Doherty, a volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army, who was shot dead while attempting to prevent a bombing by the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) at the Widow Scallans pub in Dublin.
Martin Doherty was born on 11 July 1958 in the Finglas area of Dublin, into a family of five brothers and six sisters. He played soccer for a club in Dunsink, in addition to Gaelic football. 797 more words