September 18

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1967 Sir John Cockcroft (70), British physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951 for splitting the atom with Irishman Ernest Walton (1903–95), died.
  • 1964 Seán O’Casey (84), playwright, died.
  • 1914 The Home Rule Act was suspended for the duration of the war.
  • 1867 Col. Thomas J. Kelly (Head Centre of the IRB) and Capt. Timothy Deasy were rescued by Fenians from a prison van in Manchester. Police Sergeant Charles Brett was killed by the bullet that broke the lock on the door of the van.

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