October 17

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  • 1971 The Sunday Times alleged that brainwashing techniques were used on internees at Hollywood police barracks, Belfast.
  • 1860 Roderic O’Conor, member of the Paul Gauguin-led Pont Aven circle of painters in Brittany in the 1890s and widely regarded as Ireland’s greatest Impressionist painter, was born in Milton, Co. Roscommon, the son of Roderick O’Conor JP, soon to be high sheriff.

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