November 24

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1996 Mícheal Ó Hehir (76), sports commentator, journalist and ‘the voice of Gaelic games’, died.
  • 1940 James Craig, Lord Craigavon, prime minister of Northern Ireland since 1921 and the architect of the Orange state, died.
  • 1926 The first Fianna Fáil Árd Fheis was held.
  • 1922 Erskine Childers (52), anti-Treaty republican, arrested a fortnight earlier and found to be in possession of a revolver (a present from Michael Collins), was executed by a Free State Army firing squad while awaiting appeal.
  • 1859 Charles Darwin’s The origin of species by means of natural selection was published.
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