100 Years Ago – 9 May 1920

9 May 1920

Richard John Revell, a detective in the Irish police, was shot in Dublin, after a period of calm that had lasted for a few weeks. Whilst cycling on Phibsboro Road in the city, an attempted assassination was made by two men who continued to calmly walk on after the execution, before another police officer made chase. Revell recovered, living until 1963 when he died at the age of 90, and likely survived the attack only because he was wearing a steel jacket.

11,000 joiners in Scotland went out on strike, including 5,000 in Glasgow and West Scotland, demanding a weekly wage of £5 10s. The strike meant that a large number of housing projects across Scotland were put on hold, with the Industrial Court planning to meet for arbitration, after an offer from employers was rejected by the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners.