After 38 years of occupation in Northern Ireland, the British Army officially withdrew their forces at midnight on July 31, 2007. “Operation Banner,” England’s longest continuous military operation, saw 300,000 British soldiers stationed in Northern Ireland through out the 38 years. Operation Banner concluded on July 31st, with 762 English soldiers dead in the wakeRead more..
Archive for July, 2007
Golfer Padraig Harrington is the first Irish golfer to win the British Open in 60 years on July 22, 2007. Born in Ballyroan, Dublin, Harrington became interested in golf at a young age after being coached by Joseph McGinley and Mark Hynes. He had a successful amateur career and turned professional, joining the European tourRead more..