October 25

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1920 Terence MacSwiney (41), lord mayor of Cork, died after 74 days of hunger strike in Brixton Prison, London.
  • 2002 Richard Harris (72), actor and Oscar nominee for This sporting life (1963) and The field (1990), died.
  • 1968 The New University of Ulster in Coleraine, Co. Derry, Ireland’s first new university in over 50 years, officially opened.
  • 1960 Harry Ferguson, mechanic, inventor and the first man to build and fly his own aeroplane in Ireland (1909), died.
  • 1925 Darrell Figgis, nationalist, politician and writer, died by suicide.
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