Edinburgh was occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobites.
The Battle of Antietam (or Sharpsburg) was fought in the American Civil War. Combined casualties on both sides were around 23,000.
The British Army began sending troops to South Africa as the relations with the Boers became strained.
HMS Courageous was sunk by U-29. 519 sailors died.
The USSR invaded Poland.
Operation Market Garden began when, British US and Polish paratroopers seized Dutch bridges over the River Rhine.
The Jordanians drove the PLO from their country into Lebanon.
9861 Sgt Stephen Knox, 2nd Bn Royal Irish Regt. Died of wounds on the Western Front. From Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny.
9566 Pte John Brown,1st Bn Irish Guards. KIA on the Western Front. He was from Carrickbeg, Co. Tipperary.
3566 GunnerJohn Colbert, Royal Garrison Artillery. He died on the Western Front and was from Lismore, Co. Waterford.
Another Lismore man was 4983 Cpl Timothy Kemp, 8th Bn Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died of wounds on the Western Front.
3582 Pte Michael Murphy, 6th Bn Royal Irish Regt. Killed in action on the Western Front. From Waterford.
Volunteer Thomas Hayes, IRA. KIA Bushfield, Co. Tipperary. Born Nenagh.