#OTD in Irish History – 4 February:

1807 – Irish sailor, Patrick Watkins, was marooned on Floreana, an island of the Galápagos Islands, arriving on this date in 1807 to 1809. He was the first resident of the Galapagos. According to later accounts, Watkins managed to survive by hunting, growing vegetables, and trading with visiting whalers, before finally stealing an open boat and […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 4 February:

1807 – Irish sailor, Patrick Watkins, was marooned on Floreana, an island of the Galápagos Islands, arriving on this date in 1807 to 1809. He was the first resident of the Galapagos. According to later accounts, Watkins managed to survive by hunting, growing vegetables, and trading with visiting whalers, before finally stealing an open boat and […]

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#OTD in Irish History – 4 February:

1816 – Robert Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire and former MP for Portarlington and Armagh Borough, dies from a fall from his horse in St James’s Park, London. 1830 – Daniel O’Connell enters parliament, having taken the new oath of allegiance. 1833 – Death of writer, actor and dramatist, John O’Keeffe. Born in Dublin, he […]

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Today in Irish History – 4 February:

1816 – Robert Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire and former MP for Portarlington and Armagh Borough, dies from a fall from his horse in St James’s Park, London. 1830 – Daniel O’Connell enters parliament, having taken the new oath of allegiance. 1861 – The Provisional Confederate Congress convenes in Montgomery, Alabama. As many as 30,000 […]

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