On This Day In Clare History – May 14

On This Day In Clare History – May 14

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onthisdayEvents that took place on this day down through Clare history.

1660 – Charles II was proclaimed king, six days after London, thus ending Cromwell’s reign as Lord Protector and beginning a brief and limited Catholic Restoration.
1784 – Foster’s Corn Law regulated the corn trade.
1784 – The Irish Post Office, distinct from English and Scottish services, was established by statute.
1915 – Michael Lahiffe (30) of Islandavanna, Tiermaclane died in Rue Du Bois fighting with the Royal Munster Fusiliers.
1916 – John Howard of Ballyvaughan joined the Australian Army.  He was later awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field.
2009 – A transatlantic British Airways flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport. An item of luggage onboard the flight caused a security alert and the plane landed safely shortly after 3pm.

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