December 13

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  • 2000 President Bill Clinton visited Northern Ireland for the final time in an official capacity, addressing a massive crowd at the Odyssey Arena.
  • 1867 In a failed attempt to rescue Colonel Richard O’Sullivan Burke, Fenians blasted a wall at London’s Clerkenwell house of detention, killing twelve people.
  • 1868 Revd Henry Cooke (80), theologian and popular preacher who played a leading role in changing the character and direction of Ulster Presbyterianism, died.
  • 1867 In an unsuccessful attempt to rescue Ricard O’Sullivan Burke from Clerkenwell detention centre, London, Fenians Captain John Murphy and Jeremiah Sullivan caused an explosion that killed twelve and injured 50.

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