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Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is “disappointed” that he only learned of a driving ban served by Minister of Agriculture Barry Cowen four years ago yesterday.
“The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine" -Frederick Douglass, 1852
Today in 1863: Readers of “Harper's Weekly” learn of a daring raid by U.S. forces into rebel-held territory in South Carolina that delivered more than 700 enslaved people to freedom. For many, this piece was their introduction to the one, the only: Harriet Tubman.
The colonies had already voted for freedom from British rule, but debates over slavery held up the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence
Hubble captures the gorgeous Galaxy NGC 5907, known as the Knife Edge Galaxy, Appearing as an elongated line of stars and dark dust, the galaxy is categorized as a spiral galaxy just like our own Milky Way. (Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. de Jong; Acknowledgment: Judy Schmidt)