October 14

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1971 The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) was founded by Revd Ian Paisley and Desmond Boal, a former member of the Stormont parliament who had been expelled from the Ulster Unionist Party.
  • 1921 Dáil Éireann sanctioned the appointment of five republican delegates to meet British representatives in London.
  • 1920 Seán Treacy of the IRA’s 3rd Tipperary Brigade was killed in a gun battle in Talbot Street, Dublin.
  • 1962 The Cuban Missile Crisis—a thirteen-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other—began when a US plane captured photographic proof of Soviet missile bases under construction in Cuba.
  • 1928 Dublin’s Gate Theatre, founded by Hilton Edwards and Michael MacLiammóir, opened with a production of Peer Gynt.
  • 1920 Seán Treacy of the 3rd Tipperary Brigade, IRA, was killed in a gun-battle in Talbot Street, Dublin, in which two Auxiliaries were also killed.
  • 1918 The Newry and Dundalk Steam Packet Company’s SS Dundalk was sunk by a German U-boat seventeen miles south-west of the Isle of Man. Twenty sailors were killed and a dozen others were rescued.
  • 1917 Nathaniel Hone (86), artist, best remembered for his landscapes and seascapes, died.
  • 1817 John Philpot Curran (67), lawyer and nationalist, whose daughter, Sarah, was engaged to Robert Emmet, died.
  • 1814 Thomas Davis, poet, cultural nationalist and unofficial leader of the Young
  • 1318 The Battle of Faughart, north of Dundalk, Co. Louth, in which Edward Bruce, self-proclaimed high king of Ireland, was defeated and killed by an Anglo-Norman force under the command of John de Birmingham and the archbishop of Armagh.
  • 1318 The Battle of Faughart, Co. Louth. Edward Bruce, brother of Robert Bruce, king of Scots and self-proclaimed ‘king of Ireland’, was defeated and killed by an Anglo-Norman force under the command of John de Birmingham and the archbishop of Armagh.
  • Ireland movement, born in Mallow, Co. Cork.
  • 1066 The Battle of Hastings, in which the Saxon King Harold Godwineson was defeated by an invasion force led by William, duke of Normandy, latterly ‘William the Conqueror’.
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