April 22

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1870 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, revolutionary, politician and political theorist, born in Simbirsk, the third of eight children.
  • 1969 Prime Minister Terence O’Neill agreed to universal suffrage—‘one man, one vote’—in local elections in Northern Ireland. His cousin, Major James Chichester Clarke, resigned in protest the following day.
  • 1967 Walter Mackin (50), actor, dramatist and novelist, best remembered for his historical trilogy Seek the fair land (1959), The silent people (1962) and The scorching wind (1964), died.
  • 1970 In Northern Ireland the Alliance Party, representing Unionists, Catholic Liberals and the New Ulster Movement, was launched, under the leadership of Phelim O’Neill.

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