Today in Irish History: 13 January ________________.

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Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1599 – Death of Edward Spenser, English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem celebrating, through fantastical allegory, the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy.

1695 – Jonathan Swift becomes Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin.

1800 – Daniel O’Connell makes his first public speech, opposing Union with England.

1860: Archbishop Robert William Spence

1860 – Robert William Spence who went on to become third Archbishop of Adelaide, Australia succeeding two previous Irish born bishops, is born in Cork.

1880 – Alexander Brenon, film director, is born in Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

1921 – British troops manning a checkpoint at O’Connell Bridge, Dublin, opened fire on a crowd of civilians, killing two and seriously wounding five.

1921 – Special Constable Robert Compston is the first member of the Ulster Special Constabulary (founded…

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