Today in Irish History – 24 September:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1661 – Faithful Tadpole is admitted as a clerical vicar choral of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin.

1786 – Birth of Charles Bianconi, Irish passenger-car entrepreneur.

1798 – United Irishman, Bartholomew Teeling, is hanged in Dublin.

1801 – James Moore O’Donell, former MP for Ratoath, is killed in a duel with Major Denis Bingham in a feud over Co. Mayo politics.

1857 – Death of Westmeath born Victoria Cross winner John Alexander during the Battle of Lucknow in India. Alexander had been awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery during the Crimean War. His citation reads: “On 18 June 1855 after the attack on the Redan at Sebastopol, Crimea, Alexander went out from the trenches under very heavy fire and brought in several wounded men. On 6 September, when he was with a working party in the most advanced trench, he went out under heavy fire and helped to bring in a…

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