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Today in Irish History1504
The Battle of Knockdoe, one of the bloodiest conflicts in Irish history, in which over 5,000 men were killed. The forces of Garret Mór FitzGerald, Earl of Kildare, defeated those of Ulick Burke, Clanrickard.
The ship Catalpa arrived in New York harbour with the Fenian prisoners it had rescued from Freemantle, Australia.
Birth of Francis Ledwidge, poet.
Birth of Frank McCourt, author.
Sonia O'Sullivan won a gold medal in the women's 10,000 metre event at the European Athletics Championships in Budapest.