Archive for August, 2003

August 11, 2003

American, Canadian and Irish engineers are successful in their combined efforts to fly the first transatlantic model plane. The plane, named the “Spirit of Butts Farm” after its testing site, landed on August 11, 2003 in Galway, 38 hours after it took off from Canada. The small wood and mylar plane flew a total ofRead more..

Gregory Peck: A Class Act

When Gregory Peck passed away on June 12, 2003, the world mourned one of the last icons of Hollywood’s glory years. In all the tributes that were paid to him, few mentioned Peck’s Irish roots, of which he was most proud. In June 1997, Peck, who rarely gave interviews in his last years, sat downRead more..