June 01

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1921 The Kerry IRA ambushed a detachment of Black and Tans and RIC at Castlemaine, Co. Kerry, killing three, including an RIC district inspector. The IRA lost one Volunteer.
  • 1984 US President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, arrived on a four-day official visit to the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1968 Helen Keller (87), deaf-blind American political activist and writer, died.
  • 1944 An American Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress en route from Newfoundland to Nutt’s Corner Airfield, Co. Antrim, crashed in dense fog on Cave Hill, Belfast. All ten airmen lost their lives.

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