August 24

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1920 Further sectarian violence in Belfast. By the end of the month c. 400 Catholic families had been driven from their homes and 22 people had lost their lives.
  • 1990 Brian Keenan, a teacher from Belfast, was released after spending almost five years imprisoned in extreme conditions as a hostage of a Shi’ah militia group in Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 1968 The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) held its first march from Coalisland to Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.
  • 1962 Anew MacMaster (68), actor-manager and brother-in-law of Mícheál MacLiammóir, died.

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