June 04

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1820 Henry Grattan (74), politician and orator who unsuccessfully introduced a bill for Catholic Emancipation in the Irish parliament (1794), died.
  • 1989 Protesters demanding greater democratic freedoms were fired on by police and troops in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Several thousand were killed.
  • 1820 Henry Grattan, outstanding orator and dominant figure in the Irish parliament (1782–1800), died.
  • 1798 Lord Edward Fitzgerald, United Irishman, died in Dublin’s Newgate Jail.
  • 1944 Rome was liberated by the Allies under General Mark Clark
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