100 Years Ago – 2 April 1922

2 April 1922

There was continued unrest in Ireland, with a child aged three was killed when a bomb was thrown into a residential property in Belfast. A special constable getting off of a tram in the city was surrounded by men, beaten up and then shot.

The IRA said that they were enforcing a boycott of North-East Ulster and that individuals had to decide whether to support Michael Collins or Rory O’Connor.

The death of Charles I of Austria, the exiled King, was announced. He had died of a heart attack in Madeira in Portugal at the age of 34.