Today in Irish History – 28 August:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1710 – A board of trustees for linen manufacture is established.

1788 – Sir Aubrey de Vere, poet, is born in Adare, Co Limerick.

1788 – James Digges La Touche, banker and philanthropist, is born in Dublin.

1798 – Cornwallis reaches Athlone; Humbert entrenches in Castlebar.

1814 – Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, novelist and journalist, is born in Dublin.

1815 – Mary Letitia Martin, ‘Princess of Connemara,’ novelist, philanthropist and daughter of ‘Humanity Dick’ Martin is born in Ballynahinch Castle, Co Galway.

1848 – Francis O’Neill, The Police Chief Who Saved Irish Music is born near Bantry, Co Cork. After emigrating to the United States, he joined the Chicago police force in 1873, eventually serving as Chief of Police from 1901-1905.

1860 – Napier’s and Deasy’s Land Acts are passed.

1872 – The first horse drawn tram cars enter service in Belfast.

1877 – Charles Stewart Parnell becomes president of…

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