Go East Young Man

It was in early September 1920, that a historic conference took place in Baku, Azerbaijan. The aim was to inspire a revolutionary consciousness among the people of former Tsarist Republics and beyond, many of whom …

The Flying Column

It was on this day in 1897 that one of the most famous names in the fight for Irish Independence was born, Tom Barry. A veteran of service in the British Army in the First …

Mississippi / 1963

On 12 June, 1963, Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers was shot and killed in his driveway as he was entering his family home in Jackson, Mississippi. Medgar Evers was a Mississippi native, born in 1925, …

Man from Missouri

It was on 8 May, 1884 that Harry S Truman was born in Missouri. He would go on to become the 33rd President of the United States. In preparations for Franklin Roosevelt’s fourth run for the Presidency, …

Markings

It was 10 April, 1953, that Dag Hammarskjold was sworn in as the 2nd Secretary General of the United Nations. A Swedish diplomat and economist, he spent his childhood in the Swedish city of Uppsala. …

The Rock of Gibraltar

It was on 6 March, 1988, that Irish Republican Army Volunteer, Mairead Farrell, was killed by British soldiers of the Special Air Service (SAS). Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she joined the Provisional IRA as …