October 30

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1987 The Eksund, carrying 150 tons of armaments believed to be for the IRA, was seized by French customs authorities.
  • 1984 Indira Gandhi, prime minister of India, was assassinated in Delhi by Sikh members of her bodyguard.
  • 1892 Eoin O’Duffy, IRA activist, first commissioner of the Garda Síochána (1922) and Blueshirt leader in the 1930s, born.
  • 1816 ‘The burning of Wild Goose Lodge’, an agrarian outrage on the County Louth/Meath border, in which five residents and three servants died when a property was set on fire by a 100-strong group of men.



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