July 7

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1980 Detective Garda John Morley (37) and Garda Henry Byrne (29) were killed in a shoot-out with three raiders who had stolen £35,000 from a bank in Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon.
  • 1816 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, theatre manager and playwright, notably of The rivals (1775) and The school for scandal (1777), died.
  • 1922 Cathal Brugha was killed in Dublin, fighting on the Republican side in the Civil War.
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