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Did you know that Anthony Trollope wrote The Warden, the first of his Barsetshire novels, while living in Whiteabbey on the northern edge of Belfast? He spent 18 months in Ireland running postal services in the northern counties, arriving in 1853. Trollope, by the way, is credited with creating the post-box (first introduced in the Channel Islands) for the Post Office.

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Bobby Sands
Brian Mawhinney
C S Lewis
Danny Blanchflower
David Trimble
Derek Mahon
Eamonn Holmes
George Best
Gerry Adams
James Galway
John Stewart Bell
Kate Hoey
Kenneth Branagh
Louis MacNeice
Mairead Corrigan
Mary McAleese
Mike Gibson
Osborne Reynolds
Tony Banks
Van Morrison
William Kelvin

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God made them as stubble to our swords. - Oliver Cromwell
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John de Balliol proclaimed King of Scotland - 1292, Death of Mary Tudor - 1558, Trial of Walter Raleigh - 1606, Pickwick Papers Published - 1837, Livingstone reaches Victoria Falls - 1855, Suez Canal Inaugurated - 1869, Channel Collision Kills 20 - 1953, The Luxor Massacre - 1997
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