September 11

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1968 Denis McCullough (85), co-founder of the Dungannon Clubs (1905) with Bulmer Hobson and director of the IRB in Ulster at the time of the Easter Rising, died.
  • 1954 Robert Smyllie, influential editor of the Irish Times, died.
  • 1922 The Local Government Act (NI) abolished PR for local elections and required a declaration of allegiance from persons elected to or working for local authorities.
  • 1910 Robert Loraine, British actor and Boer War veteran, in his Henry Farman biplane became the first man to fly across the Irish Sea.
  • 1741 Arthur Young, English agricultural theorist and traveller, and author of the acclaimed A Tour of Ireland (1780), born.
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