August 10

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1976 In West Belfast, three children were killed and their mother seriously injured when a car, driven by an IRA man who was shot dead by a British soldier, careered into them. The incident led to theformation of the Peace People movement.
  • 1917 Alderman W.T. Cosgrave (Sinn Féin) defeated John Magennis (IPP) in the Kilkenny City by-election.
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