February 22

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1973 Elizabeth Bowen (73), essayist, short-story writer and novelist, notably author of the best-selling The heat of the day (1949), died.
  • 1972 In the wake of Bloody Sunday in Derry, the Official IRA bombed the officers’ mess of the Parachute Regiment in Aldershot, killing five female canteen workers, a gardener and a Catholic chaplain.
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