December 03

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1919 Pierre-Auguste Renoir (78), leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style, died.
  • 1972 The Offences Against the State (Amendment) Bill was passed by Dáil Éireann by 69 votes to 22. Fine Gael dropped its opposition to the bill after two bombs exploded in the centre of Dublin, killing two men and injuring over a hundred others, two days previously.
  • 1925 The British, Irish and Northern Irish governments agreed to shelve the report of the Boundary Commission (1924–5) and to recognise the existing border as fixed by the Anglo-Irish Treaty (1921) and the Government of Ireland Act (1920).
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