October 22

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1966 The British spy George Blake was sprung from Wormwood Scrubs prison by Limerickman Seán Burke.
  • 1935 Sir Edward Carson, Unionist leader, died.
  • 1641 The Rising in Ulster began when Sir Phelim O’Neill took over Charlemont Fort, Co. Armagh.
  • 1811 Franz Liszt, international piano virtuoso, inventor of the master class and prolific composer, born in Raiding, Oedenburg, Hungary.
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