Archive for October 12th, 2011

October 12,

Today in Irish History: Wolfe Tone Captured, IRA Bomb Brighton Hotel

Today in Irish History.

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TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY

1798: Wolfe Tone captured off the coast of Donegal in French shop Hoche

1975: Oliver Plunkett, the last Catholic martyr to be executed in England, July 1, 1681, was canonized. Plunkett was Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland who was found guilty of treason for essentially refusing to succumb to anti-Catholic legislation from England.

1984: IRA detonate a bomb at Grand Hotel Brighton where Conservative Party is holding its annual conference. Five people died while Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher narrowly escaped injury. The bomb was planted by IRA activist Patrick Magee who had checked into the hotel five weeks earlier. Magee was released from a life sentence in 1999 as part of the Good Friday Agreement.

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