August 23

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  • 1170 Richard fitzGilbert de Clare, lord of Strigoil, better known as ‘Strongbow’, landed in Waterford with a force of c. 1,200, including 200 knights.
  • 1170 Richard Fitz Gilbert, earl of Pembroke, also known as Richard de Clare and Strongbow, Norman adventurer, landed at Passage, Co. Waterford. Two days later he took Waterford with a force of 200 knights and c. 1,000 others.
  • 1972 Lord Killanin became the first Irishman to be elected president of the International Olympics Commission.
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