Before you set out to celebrate your made up Irish heritage, you might take a few tidbits of information with you. You never know when you'll be the hero at the table with the random facts nobody cares about 364 days a year.
The date was September 20th, 1998. The place was Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. The New York Yankees were in town to visit the home town Orioles, and Cal Ripken decided to do something he hadn't done since May 29th, 1982.
It was a 90 minute flight, uneventful, just like thousands of others today, but when JetBlue Airlines Flight 387 touched down earlier today, it was the first time in more that half a century that a direct commercial flight originating in the United States touched down in the island nation of Cuba.