March 06

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1939 Thomas Casement (76), Boer War and First World War veteran and brother of Sir Roger Casement, was found drowned at Baggot Street bridge, Dublin.
  • 1988 Three members of an IRA active service unit were shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar (see 16th).
  • 1987 The Herald of Free Enterprise, a roll-on-roll-off ferry, capsized moments after leaving the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, killing 193 passengers and crew.
  • 1918 John Redmond (62), leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party since 1900, died.
    John Redmond (62), leader of the Home Rule Party since 1900, died.

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