Today in Irish History: Death of Jonathan Swift. Irish medal of honor winner. Guildford Four Released.

Today in Irish History. October 19

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TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY

1745: Death of Jonathan Swift. Swift was probably the first great satirist in the English language. Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin. his works include  Gulliver’s Travels, A Modest Proposal, and A Tale of a Tub.

1864: At Battle of Cedar Creek, VA, Irish born, Corporal John Walsh engaged in action which won him the Medal of Honor. Citation: Recaptured the flag of the 15th New Jersey Infantry.

1982: Car mogul John DeLorean was arrested and charged with cocaine distribution.  Four years previously, he started the DeLorean Motor Company in Northern Ireland. Few bought a DeLorean car. DeLorean claimed entrapment by federal authorities and was acquited.

1989:Guildford Four freed having spent 15 years in jail for Guildford bombing they did not commit.  Emerging from the court, one of the four, Gerard Conlon, shouted: “I have been in prison for something I did not do. I am totally innocent.”

See Guardian article for good overview of case and aftermath

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