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Sir Ernest Shackleton Endurance Expedition Trans-Antarctica 1914-1917

So was born what became the Imperial Trans-Antarctica expedition of 1914 – 1917.The goal was ambitious – audacious even, considering that only 10 men had ever stood at the South…

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History of Hook Lighthouse

The tapering headland of Hook Head, located in the south-western corner of county Wexford, forms the eastern boundary of the great estuary known as Waterford Harbour. The headland is sometimes called…

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Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa ?

Jimmy Hoffa, in full James Riddle Hoffa, (born February 14, 1913, Brazil, Indiana, U.S.—disappeared July 30, 1975, Bloomfield Hills, near Detroit, Michigan), American labour leader who served as president of…

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Over the Horizon: Aerial Photos of the USSR’s Giant Nuclear Detection System

The DUGA over-the-horizon radar was one of the most important elements of the early warning system against an American nuclear attack on the USSR. More expensive to build than the…

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The Real Dracula: Vlad the Impaler

Few names have cast more terror into the human heart than Dracula. The legendary vampire, created by author Bram Stoker in his 1897 novel of the same name, has inspired…

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Che – Ernesto Guevara de la Serna

Che Guevara, by name of Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, (born June 14, 1928, Rosario, Argentina—died October 9, 1967, La Higuera, Bolivia), theoretician and tactician of guerrilla warfare, prominent communist…

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George Orwell 1903 – 1950

George Orwell, pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, (born June 25, 1903, Motihari, Bengal, India—died January 21, 1950, London, England), English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm…

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Alice Stebbins Wells – First Female Policewoman with Arrest Powers

On the 12th of September 1910, the first female policewoman with arrest powers was appointed in the United States. Since then, women in law enforcement have never looked back. Alice…

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The History of the Ambulance Service

One of the most important services in this world is definitely the Ambulance Service. Without the hardworking paramedics providing quick aid around the clock, many of us would be helpless…

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The Hidden Heroes of the Belfast Blitz

In April and May 1941, Belfast was bombed by the German Lufwaffe, resulting in heavy loss of life, many injuries and major damage to property. In response to a request…

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999: The World’s Oldest Emergency Services Phone Number at 80

Launched following a fire at a London doctor’s surgery in November 1935, the world’s oldest emergency service – 999 – is 80 years old this year. Over the past eight…

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The Great Chicago Fire 1871

The Great Chicago Fire burned ferociously through the city from October 8th to October 10th, 1871, destroyed thousands of buildings, killing an estimated 300 people. The damage caused by the…

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Historic Firefighting Technology

Anyone who has ever looked at the history of firefighting will inevitable come to the astounding realisation of just how perilous the job used to be. Fires were more frequent,…

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Dublin Fire Brigade Emergency Ambulance Service

Patricia King, Vice President, SIPTU and Shay Cody, General Secretary, IMPACT met with Owen Keegan, Chief Executive Dublin City Council and Brendan Kenny, Assistant Chief Executive DCC on Friday, 6…

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Dublin Castle loses Fire Safety Conference

  An international conference on fire safety for people with disabilities due to take place in Dublin Castle had to be cancelled due to safety concerns.The “Fire Safety for all”…

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Miguel De Cervantes remains might about to be uncovered

  The mystery of where the famous authors Miguel de Cervantes remains are buried may be about to be solved. A team of experts made up of archaeologists and anthropologists…

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Emergency Services sprung into action during the 1916 Rising

Dublin City Council recently bought a logbook from 1916 which sheds a new light on the ambulance service during this time. April 24th 1916 was the day of the Easter…

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The five great fires of medieval Dublin

Everyone has heard of the Great Fire of London in 1666 when vast swathes of the city were engulfed in an inferno which lasted for a full three days. Such…

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The triangle shirtwaist factory fire

Just over a century ago, a devastating inferno consumed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village, New York, killing 146 immigrant workers. At the time declared the worst industrial accident…

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