1980 General Tom Barry (83), leader of the West Cork flying column responsible for the ambushes at Kilmichael (Nov. ’20) and Crossbarry (March ’21), and author notably of Guerrilla days […]

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1931 Willie Millar, actor, born in Glengormley in north Belfast, one of nine children of a poor Presbyterian family. Back in 1959 the must-see movie was the William Wyler-directed adaptation […]

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1940 Gone with the Wind, an epic historical romance based on Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 bestseller, starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, won ten awards, including best picture, at the 12th […]

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1971 Sixty-six died and over 200 were injured in a crush on an exit stairway at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, the worst British football disaster until the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. 1920 […]

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1980 The first H-Block hunger strike for the return of political status ended following the intervention of Cardinal Ó Fiaich. 1919 In the House of Commons, Winston Churchill placed the […]

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