June 25

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1919 William Martin Murphy (75), founder of Independent Newspapers and leader of the Employers’ Federation during the lockout of 1913–14, died.
  • 1970 The Irish Catholic hierarchy lifted its ban on Catholics attending Trinity College, Dublin.
  • 1876 The Battle of Little Big Horn, Montana, USA. Of Custer’s 604-strong 7th Cavalry, some 128 were of Irish birth, representing 29 of the 32 counties. Half of the 215 men who died with him that day were Irish.
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