Archive for February, 2002

February 27, 2002

Born Terence Alan Patrick Sean Milligan, “Spike” Milligan was a comedian and writer famous for “The Goon Show.” Milligan was born in India and spent much of his childhood there, but eventually became an Irish citizen in 1962. He joined the British Army and served in World War II. During this time he wrote aRead more..

February 9, 2002

On February 9, 2002, the Irish pound or punt ceased to be legal tender and was officially replaced by the euro. On January 1, 1999, the euro became the official currency in eurozone countries like Ireland, but the state did not began to withdraw the pound from national circulation until January 1, 2002. The withdrawalRead more..