Today in Irish History – 2 November:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1719 – The Toleration Act for Protestant Dissenters is passed.

1752 – Philip Twisden, Bishop of Raphoe and son-in-law of the politician Thomas Carter, dies bankrupt on this date, having been shot while allegedly masquerading as a highwayman.

1795 – Birth of William Grattan Tyrone Power, known professionally as Tyrone Power, was an Irish stage actor, comedian, author and theatrical manager. Born in Kilmacthomas, Co Waterford, to a landed family, he took to the stage achieving prominence throughout the world as an actor and manager. He is said to have purchased the land that would later be occupied by Madison Square Garden, New York shortly before his death at sea when his ship, the SS President, sank shortly after departing for England. The lawyer who held the papers could not be found so the Power family were unable to claim right to the property.

1800 – Thomas (Buck) Whaley, MP…

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