1580 – Second Desmond Rebellion: After a three-day siege, the English Army beheads over 600 Papal soldiers and civilians at Dún an Óir, Co Kerry.
1728 – Birth of Oliver Goldsmith in Co Longford. He was an Anglo-Irish writer, poet, and physician.
1783 – National Volunteer convention on parliamentary reform begins at the Rotunda in Dublin.
1795 – Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough, student and promoter of Mexican antiquities, is born in Cork.
1798 – Theobald Wolfe Tone tried and convicted of treason.
1813 – Thomas Lloyd, son of John Lloyd, former MP for King’s County and Innistiogue, is killed at the head of his regiment at the passage of Nivelle in south-west France.
1832 – Charles Russell, 1st Baron Russell of Killowen; lawyer and Lord Chief Justice of England, is born in Newry, Co Down.
1841 – Death of Sister Catherine McAuley, founder of the order of the Sisters of…
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