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This Day the 21st of October in Irish History.

In the year: 1999
Hundreds of striking nurses from the midlands join a rally through the streets of Dublin

In the year: 1803
Execution of Thomas Russell, United Irishman, in Downpatrick for “high treason”

In the year: 2002
The Real IRA pledges to continue their campaign of violence, ignoring a call by the prisoners in Portlaoise to disband and confirm the organisation has split

In the year: 1904
Birth of poet Patrick Kavanagh in Inishkeen, Co. Monaghan

In the year: 1879
Founding of the Land League by Michael Davitt

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