May 18

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1939 The first aircraft landed on the new airfield at Rineanna, Co. Clare, later known as Shannon Airport.
  • 1960 Sir Robert McCarrison, County Armagh-born medical scientist and world authority on the nature of deficiency diseases such as goitre and cretinism, died.
  • 1928 Standish James O’Grady (81), historian and novelist, widely regarded as ‘the father of the Irish literary revival’, died.

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