February Irish Births & Significant Enents
- February - Feabhra
?, 1754 - Richard Martin (Politician)
1, 1878 - Thomas MacDonagh (Poet, revolutionary - Cloughjordan, Co.
2, 1860 - William O. "Buckey" O'Neill (Rough Rider, Span-Am War - Ireland)
2, 1895 - John Ford (Movie Director)
2, 1882 - James Joyce (Author - Dublin)
3, 1793 - Charles Stewart McCauley (Commodore, U.S. Navy, Civil War,
4, 1868 - Constance Markeivicz (Revolutionary - London, England)
9, 1854 - Edward Carson, Lord Carson (Politician, Unionist - Dublin)
9, 1923 - Brendan Behan (Author - Dublin.)
13, 1871 - Joseph Devlin (Nationalist - Belfast.)
13, 1898 - Frank Aiken (Revolutionary and politician - Camlough, Co. Armagh)
14, 1895 - Sean Treacy (Revolutionary - Solohead, Co. Tipperary)
16, 1822 - Richard Busteed (Union General - Craven, Ireland.)
18, 1817 - Walter Lane (Confederate General - Co. Cork)
19, 1923 - Brendan Behan (Author)
20, 1794 - William Carleton (Author - Prillisk, Co Tyrone)
22, 1893 - Peadar O'Donnell (Revolutionary, writer - Meenmore, Co. Donegal.)
24, 1841 - John Holland (Inventor of the submarine - Liscannor, Co. Clare.)
25, 1891 - Edward Daly (Revolutionary - Limerick.)
27, 1735 - Thomas Conway (Soldier in French and U.S. armies, Cloghane, Co.
28, 1884 - Seán Mac Diarmada (Revolutionary - Kiltycolgher, Co. Leitrim.)
28, 1951 - Barry McGuigan (WBA Welterweight champion.)
1, St. Brigid's Day.
1, 1315 - Edward the Bruce of Scotland and his Irish allies win the battle of
Skerries in Kildare.
1, 1702 - Irish Brigade of France fights at the battle of Cremona.
1, 1796 - Theobald Wolf Tone, United Irish leader, arrives in France seeking
2, 1880 - Charles S. Parnell addresses the U.S. Congress.
2, 1918 - Former Heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan dies.
2, 1922 - James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris.
2, 1942 - Lts John F. Fitzgerald and James F. McCarthy fly the first two
B-25s off the USS WASP to begin Doolittle's Tokyo.
3, 1537 - Lord Thomas Fitzgerald and his five uncles hung drawn and quartered
3, 1801 - PM Pitt resigns over Royal veto on Catholic emancipation.
3, 1881 - Irish Land League organizer Michael Davitt is arrested.
3, - 1896 Lady Jane Wilde - Speranza of the Nation, Mother of Oscar - dies in
3, 1919 - Harry Boland and Michael Collins engineer Eamon de Valera's escape
from Lincoln Jail in England.
5, 1733 - Arthur Dillon, 7th Viscount Dillon, first commander of Dillon's
regiment, Irish Brigade of France, dies at St. Germain-en-Laye, France.
6, 1685 - Coronation of King James II.
6, 1860 - Spanish Gen. O'Donnell wins the battle of Tetuan in war against
6, 1971 - First British soldier killed by Provos.
7, 1877 - John O'Mahony, founder of Fenian Brotherhood in US, dies in New
8, 1743 - Irish Brigade of Spain fights in the battle of Campo Santo.
8, 1959 - William "Wild Bill" Donovan, soldier, head of the OSS, dies in
9, 1773 - James Fitzgerald, officer in the Irish Brigade of France, dies in
10, 1844 - Daniel O'Connell convicted of "conspiracy," fined and sentenced to
10-22, 1889 - Ricahard Piggott exposed at forger of 'Times' Phoenix Park
12, 1795 - Grattan introduces Catholic relief bill in House of Commons.
12, 1817 - Bernardo O'Higgins' Chilean rebels defeat the Spanish at
12, 1818 - O'Higgins declares the independence of Chile.
12, 1820 - The ships 'East Indian' and 'Fanny', with about 350 Irish
emigrants aboard, leave Cork harbor for Cape Colony, carrying some of the
12, 1848 - John Mitchel publishes first "United Irishmen."
13, 1782 - Dillon's regiment of the Irish Brigade of France helps capture St.
Kitts from the British.
13, 1820 -Leonard McNally,(lawyer, English informer, dies
13, 1862 - The 10th Tenn. (Confederate-Irish) fights and are captured at the
battle of Erin Hollow, TN, Fort Donelson campaign.
14, 1817 - Bernardo O'Higgins enters Santiago, Chile in triumph.
22, 1797 -The last invasion of England: Small French force commanded by
Irishman William Tate lands in Wales.
22, 1886 - Lord Randolph Churchill gives memorable speech inciting militant
loyalists at Ulster Hall in Belfast.
23, 1965 - Roger Casement's body returned from England and reinterred at
Glasnevin in Dublin.
24, 1692 - The Treaty of Limerick is ratified by William of Orange.
24, 1854 - General Daniel Florence O'Leary, officer in Simon Bolivar's South
American army, dies in Bogata, Columbia.
27, 1830 - John Baron O'Brien, colonel in the Austrian army, dies in Austria.
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