December 19

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1919 IRA Lt. Martin Savage was killed during a failed attempt to assassinate the viceroy, Lord French, in Ashtown, Co. Dublin.
  • 1974  Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh was inaugurated as the fifth president of Ireland.
  • 1972 NASA’s Apollo program, which began in 1968, during which twelve men walked on the moon, concluded with the safe return of Apollo 17 after a twelve-day mission.
  • 1922 Seven Republicans were executed in the Curragh camp.

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