Nov 23, 1867- Michael Larkin, Wm. Allen and Michael Davis are hanged in Manchester for the death of a policeman in an attempt to rescue prisoners.
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Nov 19, 1798 – Wolfe Tone commits suicide in his jail cell rather than be hanged as a traitor.
Nov 15, 1985 - Garrett Fitzgerald and Margaret Thatcher signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty establishing greater cooperation regarding the north of Ireland.
Nov 3, 1798 – Wolfe Tone is captured on a French vessel in Lough Swilley.
Nov. 1 1918 – IRA member Kevin Barry, 18 yrs., is hanged in Dublin by British.
Oct 7, 1843- Daniel O’Connell’s ‘monster repeal meeting’ was prohibited and subsequently cancelled.
Oct 5, 1968- The Civil Rights Association march in Derry. The Apprentice Boys applied for a march on the same day and permission was granted but the Civil Rights march was banned. The RUC attacked the Civil Rights marchers and this was the beginning of the ‘Troubles’.
September 1845 was the beginning of “The Great Hunger”, a disaster which lasted until 1850. The population of Ireland went from 8 million to 4 million in those years due to effects of starvation and emigration. Starving men were put to work on ‘roads leading to nowhere’ or ‘meal roads’ as they were sometimes called. [...]
On Sept 19, 1982 the British government announced it was closing the DeLorean auto plant in the North of Ireland after providing 80 million pounds to develop the luxury car. There had been predictions that no good would come of this plant since a ‘fairy tree’ was destroyed in order to build the factory.
Sept 17, 1862 the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War took place. 22,000 were killed including 540 of the Irish Brigade.