July 03

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1970 Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP since 2015 and First Minister of Northern Ireland since January of this year, born in Enniskillen, Co.  Fermanagh.
  • 03–05 1970 During a 34-hour illegal curfew on the Lower Falls Road, Belfast, during which over 100 weapons were found, clashes between Official and Provisional IRA gunmen and the British army led to five deaths, including that of a press photographer. Sixty others, including over a dozen soldiers, were injured.
  • 1918 The government banned most nationalist organisations, including the Irish Volunteers and Sinn Féin.

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