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Did you know...

  1. .. that a fireworks display at Croke Park to a soundtrack compiled by U2 drummer Larry Mullen, Jr was one of the events held in honour of today's 125th anniversary of the GAA?
  2. ... that the 1937 Bankers' Toadies incident resulted in the imprisonment of Joseph Unwin, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta?
  3. .. that only 31 Vincent Grey Flash British motorcycles were ever produced?
  4. ... that Peter Sanders began his career as a professional association football player, switched to playing rugby union, and has subsequently spent forty years running a baseball club?

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  • NASA's Ares I-X, the first test flight in the Ares I program, is launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center.

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