Twitter was launched ten years ago.

Dolly the Sheep was cloned twenty years ago.

Rock legend Phil Lynott died 30 years ago.

U2 was formed 40 years ago.

England’s last World Cup win was 50 years ago.

The first person to say “fuck” on TV was Irish. That was 60 years ago.

Irish Nazi broadcaster Lord Haw Haw was executed 70 years ago.

Aer Lingus was founded 80 years ago.

An Irishwoman shot and injured Benito Mussolini 90 years ago.

Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean rowed to South Georgia 100 years ago. 

Sounds familiar? 200 years ago we had a year without a summer.

William Shakespeare died 400 years ago.

The German Beer Purity Laws came into effect 500 years ago.

The Irish were busy fighting Scottish invaders 700 years ago.

King Cnut (don’t say this quickly while drinking German beers) became king of England 1000 years ago.

Italy beat Germany at an away match 2000 years ago. 

More 2016 anniversaries.