August 29

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1971 Two men were killed and 27 injured in an unclaimed IRA bomb attack on the crowded Four Step Inn on Belfast’s Shankill Road.
  • 1871 Jack Butler Yeats, illustrator and painter, born in London, the youngest child of the portraitist John Butler Yeats and brother of W.B. Yeats.
  • 1975 Eamon de Valera, revolutionary, Fianna Fáil leader and third president of Ireland (1959–73), died.
  • 1871 Jack Butler Yeats, painter and Olympic silver medal-winner for his painting The Liffey Swim (experimental painting division of the art contests, Paris, 1924), born in London.

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