#OTD in Irish History – 17 August:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1779 – Birth of United Irishman and soldier, William Corbet, in Ballythomas, Co Cork.

1786 – Birth of Davy Crockett, American frontiersman and son of an Irishman.

1791 – Birth of Richard Lalor Sheil, dramatist and politician; first Catholic privy councillor, in Drumdowney, Co Kilkenny.

1846 – Lord John Russell’s Whig administration decides not to interfere with internal or export markets for food.

1878 – Birth of Oliver St. John Fogarty, writer, and the model for the ‘stately, plump Buck Mulligan’ in Joyce’s “Ulysses”.

1896 – Bridget Driscoll, who was born in Ireland in 1851, was run over by a Benz car in the grounds of The Crystal Palace, London. She was the UK’s first pedestrian motoring fatality.

1920 – Birth of Maureen O’Hara, born Maureen FitzSimons in Ranelagh, Co Dublin. She was a film actress and singer. The famously red-headed O’Hara was noted for playing fiercely passionate heroines with…

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