Editors. "Fenians murder Irish chief secretary and under-secretary". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18855, accessed 12 December 2013.]
The new Irish chief secretary, Lord Frederick Cavendish (who had only taken the oath to his new position that very day) and the Irish under-secretary, Thomas Henry Burke, are assassined by Fenians in Phoenix Park, Dublin.