Today in Irish History – 28 October:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1659 – Birth of Nicholas Brady, Anglican divine and poet, born in Bandon, Co Cork. He received his education at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford; he graduated from Trinity College, Dublin.

1758 – Edward Moore, 5th Earl of Drogheda and former MP for Dunleer, drowns with his son Edward, chaplain to the House of Commons, en route from England to Dublin.

1867 – Birth of social worker, author, teacher and a disciple of Swami Vivekananda, Sister Nivedita, born Margaret Elizabeth Noble in Co Tyrone. She spent her childhood and early days of her youth in Ireland. From her father, and her college professor, she learned many valuable lessons like – service to mankind is the true service to God. She worked as school teacher and later also opened a school. She was committed to marry a Welsh youth who died soon after their engagement.

1875 – Death of…

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