#OnThisDay 1920 IRA Vol Thomas Whelan was arrested & to be charged for the shooting of Captain Baggallay on Bloody Sunday, despite eyewitnesses seeing him at Mass at the time of the shooting. Whelan was charged & hanged in March 1921. He was 22.
#OnThisDay 1920 Three IRA Volunteers were killed when Auxiliaries threw a bomb on to a crowded Patrick’s St., Cork. Twenty civilians were injured. The dead are:
Brigade Quartermaster: Patrick O’Donoghue
Section Commander: James Mehigan
Volunteer: Stephen Dorman
#OnThisDay 1867 The ‘Manchester Martyrs’ were publicly hanged outside of Salford Gaol in front of a crowd of 10,000 people. William Allen, Michael Larkin, & Michael O’Brien were executed for the death of a policeman during a rescue of two incarcerated Fenians.
#OnThisDay 1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy studied in Harvard, was a senator for Massachusetts, won a Pulitzer Prize, was a WW2 vet who saved his crew after being sank.
#OnThisDay 1920 Captain Paddy McCarthy, No.2 Cork Brigade was killed when they ambushed Black and Tans, who had been terrorising the locals in Millstreet, Cork. McCarthy was one of the escapees, along with Austin Stack, from Strangeways Prison the previous year.