Bishops Of Connor
Bishops of Connor since the separation from Down and Dromore, including a little piece of historical trivia to help place their position in history!
1945 Charles King Irwin
The first atomic bomb was dropped by the USA on Hiroshima by the USA. World War Two ends.
1956 Cyril Elliott
This year saw the laying of the first transatlantic telephone cable allowing calls to the USA. Around the World in 80 Days won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and Sudan became independent.
1969 Arthur Hamilton Butler
Neil Armstrong took man’s first steps on the moon. The 50 pence piece was introduced in the UK and both Concorde and the Boeing 747 made their maiden flights.
1981 William John McCappin
The first personal computer was launched by IBM. France officially abolished the death penalty and with it the guillotine and Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer.
1987 Samuel Greenfield Poyntz
The year of the famous Black Monday stock market crash and also the year of a monumental agreement between UAS and USSA on nuclear weapons elimination
1995 James Moore
A massive earthquake rocked Kobe in Japan and on March 24. No British troops were patrolling the streets of Belfast for the first time in 20 years. Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.
2002 Alan Harper
Brazil won the World Cup. Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic went on trial for crimes against humanity at The Hague. A terrorist bomb in Bali killed hundreds.
2007 Alan Abernethy
Devolution Day in Northern Ireland. On May 8 the Rev Dr Ian Paisley of the DUP and Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness are sworn in as First and Deputy First Minister. BBC Correspondent Alan Johnston is held hostage in Gaza for almost four months. John Howard, PM of Australia for 11 years, is defeated at the polls.