This Day in Irish History

on the 20th of July

In the year: 1835
First report of the select committee on Orangeism is presented to the House of Commons

In the year: 1902
Jimmy Kennedy, lyricist, is born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone

In the year: 1982
The IRA kills ten servicemen in bomb attacks in Hyde Park and Regent's Park, London

In the year: 1922
The Free State army takes Limerick from the anti-treaty Republicans

In the year: 1933
Eoin O'Duff becomes leader of the National Guard ('Blueshirts')