British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern sign the Good Friday Agreement on this day in 1998.
The Good Friday Agreement brought to an end the 30 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland known as ‘The Troubles’.
It was on this day in 1912.
The novel’s first publication was on this day in 1925.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgeraldborn in St. Paul, Minnesota. (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)
Fitzgerald died of a heart attack before he could complete The Last Tycoon. His manuscript, which included extensive notes for the unwritten part of the novel’s story, was edited by his friend, the literary critic Edmund Wilson, and published in 1941.
The RMS Falaba was carrying 13 tons of high explosive cargo which detonated when she was struck by the U-28‘s torpedo .
On March 28, 1915, the first American citizen is killed in the eight-month-old European conflict that would become known as the First World War, Leon Thrasher (below), a 31-year-old mining engineer from Massachusetts, drowned when a German submarine, the U-28, torpedoed the cargo- passenger ship RMS Falaba (above), on its way from Liverpool.