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That field of glory. The story of Clontarf, from battleground to garden suburb Read More
Darkest Dublin: The story of the Church Street disaster and a pictorial account of the slums of Dublin in 1913 Read More
Personal Histories is an initiative by History Ireland,
which aims to capture the individual histories of Irish
people both in Ireland and around the world. It is hoped
to build an extensive database reflecting Irish lives,
giving them a chance to be heard, remembered and to
add their voice to the historical record.
Click Here to go to the Personal Histories page
1990 Ian Gow, Conservative MP for Eastbourne, was assassinated by the Provisional IRA, who placed a bomb under his car at his home in East Sussex.
1986 Leading Seaman James Magennis VC (66), from West Belfast, the only serviceman from Northern Ireland to be awarded the Victoria Cross during World War II, died.
1914 Tsar Nicholas II ordered a full mobilisation of Russian forces. Germany demanded that Russia cease her mobilisation within 24 hours and that France announce her neutrality. The Russians failed to reply. The French refused to comply.
1862 Eugene O’Curry, scholar, author notably of Manners and customs of the ancient Irish (1873), died.