On This Day

October 9, 1968 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast try to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality', but blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley; leads for formation of student civil rights group People's Democracy

Northern Ireland First Minister Ian Paisley
Northern Ireland First Minister
Ian Paisley
  • Government seizes oil fields in Peru

Deaths in History

  • Pierre Mulele, Congolese rebel leader, executed