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1902 - Kevin Barry, nationalist revolutionary and medical student, was born in Dublin.
1916 - Secret negotiations resulted in alliance of the Irish Citizen Army with the Irish Republican Brotherhood.
1961 - John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as president of the United States of America, becoming the first Irish Catholic to be elected to that office.
1973 - A car bomb exploded in Sackville Place, Dublin, killing one person and injuring 17 others. The person killed was Thomas Douglas (25). The car used in the bombing had been hijacked at Agnes Street, Belfast. No organisation claimed responsibility but the bomb was believed to have been planted by one of the Loyalist paramilitary organisations.
1974 - Desmond Mullan, a 33 year old civilian, was shot and killed while walking along Maple Gardens, Carrickfergus, County Antrim in a sectarian attack carried out by Loyalists.
A UDR man was shot and killed by the IRA near Aughnacloy, County Tyrone.
1975 - Kevin Coen, a 28 year old IRA Volunteer, was shot and killed by British soldiers operating in unmarked cars during attempted hijacking of bus, Kinawley, County Fermanagh.
1981 - A British soldier was shot by an IRA sniper while in a British Army observation post overlooking the Bogside, Derry.
Maurice Gilvarry, a member of the IRA, was found shot dead near Jonesborough, County Armagh. He had been killed based on the conclusion that he had acted as an informer.
1984 - A UDR man was shot and killed by the INLA in Dunmurry, near Belfast, County Antrim.
1987 - When John O'Reilly, chief of staff of the INLA, and Thomas "Ta" Power, an INLA staff officer, were shot dead by members of the IPLO in Drogheda, County Louth, a feud between the two organisations escalated into violence. The feud continued until 26 March 1987 with a final death toll of 11.
The case of the 'Birmingham Six' was referred to the Court of Appeal by Douglas Hurd, then British Home Secretary.
1997 - A Catholic family escaped injury when a bomb exploded under their van in Larne. No group claimed responsibility but the incident was believed to be the work of the LVF.
There was an attack on the Mountpottinger RUC station in Short Strand, Belfast. Two 'coffee jar bombs' were thrown at the station but there were no injuries. The attack was believed to have been carried out by the PIRA.