November 06

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1971 British government figures on internment showed that since its introduction (on 9 August) there had been 882 arrests. Of these, 476 had been released, 278 interned, 112 held under detention orders and sixteen held under Section 10 of the Special Powers Act.
  • 1812 Charles Graves, bishop and mathematician who was instrumental in the establishment of a commission to edit and publish the Brehon Laws, born in Dublin.
  • 1814 Adolphe Sax, Belgian musical instrument-maker and designer of the saxophone and the saxhorn, born.
  • 1649 Owen Roe O’Neill, military commander and victor of the Battle of Benburb (1646), died at Cloughoughter Castle, Co. Cavan.
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