February 02

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1922 Ulysses by James Joyce was published in Paris by Sylvia Beach on the writer’s 40th birthday.
  • 1939 Desmond O’Malley, Fianna Fáil TD and government minister in the 1970s and 1980s and first leader of the Progressive Democrats (1985–93), born in Limerick.
  • 1969 Boris Karloff (81), stage name of William Henry Pratt, an English actor best known for his roles in horror films (notably playing Frankenstein’s monster), died.
  • 1947 Thousands lined the route of labour leader Jim Larkin’s funeral from St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road, to Glasnevin Cemetery.
  • 1943 The Battle of Stalingrad, perhaps the bloodiest engagement in the history of human warfare (up to two million were killed), ended with a German surrender.
  • 1922 James Joyce’s Ulysses was published in Paris by Sylvia Beach.
  • 1918 Patrick Donnelly (IPP) defeated Dr Patrick McCartan (Sinn Féin) in the Armagh South by-election.
  • 1882 James Joyce, poet, novelist and playwright, was born at 41 Brighton Square, Dublin.
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