Okay, he saw pictures, damn it. PICTURES.
In a night of what Belfast's assistant police chief called, "sheer thuggery," 56 police officers and two civilians were injured as fights broke out between Protestants and Catholics in the Northern Ireland city.
Loyalist protesters attacked lines of Belfast riot police into the early hours of Saturday morning as Northern Ireland's annual season of Orange Order marches reached a furious end.
June 13, 1942 - Fighting in North Africa, Rommel aiming for Tobruk. News of Anglo-Russian Pact. Thousands more U.S. troops arrive in Northern Ireland. Russian Army attacking Germans at Sebastopol and Kharkov. Japanese troops land on Kiska in Aleutian Islands. V-Mail is inaugurated and a big Rubber drive starts at Midnight.
May 30, 1942 - Memorial Day in 1942. Desert Fighting in Libya. U.S. troops in Northern Ireland. Suspected IRA security leaks to Germany. Fighting around Port Moresby in Pacific. U.S. arms arrive in Russia. No holiday for Defense workers. Capitol Hill to consider drafting of married men.
May 29, 1941 - news of latest German bomber raids on England and Northern Ireland. RAF raids on French coast. German invasion of Crete. Berlin reaction to latest FDR Fireside chat, ratchets up Anti-U.S. propaganda. Vichy France declares a stepped up effort to equip it's air force, seen as a ploy for France to manufacture more planes for Germany. Washington reacts to German reaction. Latest fighting in Africa, centered around Tobruk.
April 6, 1976 - News on settlement of the Teamsters Strike. Gerald Ford campaigns in Wisconsin ahead of the Tuesday Primaries. Morris Udall quietly campaigns. UAW says not less government, but better run government is most important during this election season. Right Wing Death Squads murder 15 young people as part of Military Junta crackdown in Argentina. More bombs in Northern Ireland and Northern Portugal. Women march by the thousands in Rome protesting Vatican ban on contraception. France Nuclear tests in South Pacific.
News of the day for July 13, 1984 - Everything over but the shouting in anticipation of the Democratic Convention in San Francisco the coming week. Meanwhile, everywhere else was turmoil. Northern Ireland violence, Iran-Iraq War, Ceasefire attempts in Lebanon, and the China-Vietnam War yielding high casualties.
News of the day for July 6, 1970. Russian Militarly Advisers firing SAM-2 and SAM-3 missiles into Israel from Egypt, claim to down 6 Israeli planes. Siege of Phnom Penh continues. Fighting in Vietnam portrayed as "light and scattered". Sec. Of State Rogers in Saigon. Italy waiting for it's 32nd Government to get going. Fighting in Northern Ireland between Catholics and Protestants with British Army squarely in the middle. Nixon back from 12 days in San Clemente. The Manson Trial gets underway with Jury selection posing a problem and the Unitarian Universalist Church Convention passes a resolution to turn the Vietnam War over to a Private Army with the government in charge of handing out checks.