July 13

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  • 1969 In Dungiven, Co. Derry, the RUC launched repeated baton charges at Catholics attempting to storm an Orange hall, and B-Specials fired shots over the heads of people leaving a dance hall. In a subsequent mêlée, an onlooker, Francis McCluskey (70), was assaulted. He died the following day, the first death in the Troubles.
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