Bloody Sunday Ben Coes
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The original Widgery Inquiry outraged families when it said some of the dead might have handled weapons or explosives. The events of Bloody Sunday sparked a long campaign for justice by families of the victims. On Sunday 30 January 1972, British soldiers from the 1st Parachute Regiment opened fire on civil rights protestors in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, killing thirteen and injuring a similar number. Bloody Sunday (German: Bromberger Blutsonntag; Polish: Krwawa niedziela) was a sequence of events that took place in Bydgoszcz (German: Bromberg), a Polish city with a sizable German minority, between 3 and 4 September 1939, immediately after the German invasion of Poland. On this day in History, Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland on Jan 30, 1972. On this day in History, Bloody Sunday Massacre in Russia on Jan 22, 1905. A former soldier from the Parachute Regiment has been arrested by detectives investigating the events of Bloody Sunday in Londonderry in 1972. Learn more about what happened today on History. Thirteen people were shot dead when soldiers opened fire on marchers during a civil rights march in Londonderry on 30 January, 1972. Another man died five months later.