Welcome to Today in Irish History.
This is a website published by IrishmanSpeaks that provides you with interesting insight and information on what happened on this day in Irish history and people of Irish heritage. If you spot any inaccuracies please let us know.
Today in Irish History
1917: Thomas Ashe, republican activist, 1916 volunteer died after being forcibly fed by prison authorities after he went on hunger strike.
1961: Liverpool and Ireland soccer player Ronnie Whelan born. See Ronnie score magnificent goal Vs USSR.
1983: 38 IRA prisoners break out of the Maze Prison (Long Kesh.) 15 were captured on the first day. A number of the escapees were killed in IRA/British firefights over following years. It was the largest prison break in British history.
2000: Sonia O’Sullivan won an Olympic silver medal in the women’s 5,000 meters race in Sydney.
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