Saturday, June 10, 2017

Probably useless information

Fifty years ago today, June 10, 1967, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt ended the 'Six-Day War' with the help of the United Nations.

In China Mao Zedong was chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, a job he held from 1945 until 1976.

Mao had four wives and 10 children. Jeremy Corbyn has been married three times and has three children.

Mao is still revered in China. A Chinese woman living in Ireland has no problem saying that Mao was a great man and did wonders for China. Smiling, she says: "My mother so admires Mao Zedong that she uses his digits in his date of birth for her ATM password."

The death of Mao Zedong was announced on RTE's lunchtime news. I was sitting in the kitchen having my lunch with my mother.

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