April 24, 1916: Easter Rebellion begins.On this day in 1916, on Easter Monday in Dublin, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a secret organization of Irish nationalists led by Patrick Pearse, launches the so-called Easter Rebellion, an armed uprising against British rule.
The Easter Rising, Dublin, 1916. The aftermath. The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca) was a rebellion staged in Ireland against British rule on Easter Monday in April 1916. Despite its military failure, it can be judged as being a significant stepping-stone in the eventual creation of the Irish Republic.
June 1916, Relatives of Republicans visiting the prisoners through the wire at the Richmond Barracks,The Irish rebellion began on Easter Monday 24th April 1916 when the Irish rebels attempted to gain control of public buildings in Dublin.
Prince Mieszko I, the first king of Poland, was married and baptized on Easter Monday in the year 966 AD. He had the entire nation of Poland christened on his wedding day as well, and Poland has been a deeply religious country every since, for over one thousand years.
April 1916, A British armoured car in Bachelor's Walk, Dublin, The Irish rebellion began on Easter Monday 24th April 1916 when the Irish rebels attempted to gain control of public buildings in Dublin, but they were doomed to failure (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)