#OTD in 1771 – Benjamin Franklin commences a visit to Ireland where he would later report he had ‘a good deal of Conversation with the Patriots; they are all on the American side of the Question’.

One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Franklin is a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776, though five years earlier he was based in London, attempting to negotiate on behalf of the American Colonies. Franklin detailed his views of Dublin and Ireland in a letter to Thomas Cushing, a […]

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#OTD in 1771 – Benjamin Franklin commences a visit to Ireland where he would later report he had ‘a good deal of Conversation with the Patriots; they are all on the American side of the Question’.

One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Franklin is a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776, though five years earlier he was based in London, attempting to negotiate on behalf of the American Colonies. Franklin detailed his views of Dublin and Ireland in a letter to Thomas Cushing, a […]

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#OTD in 1771 – Benjamin Franklin commences a visit to Ireland where he would later report he had ‘a good deal of Conversation with the Patriots; they are all on the American side of the Question’.

One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Franklin is a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776, though five years earlier he was based in London, attempting to negotiate on behalf of the American Colonies. Franklin detailed his views of Dublin and Ireland in a letter to Thomas Cushing, a […]

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#OTD in 1932 – Death of Vincent ‘Mad Dog’ Coll. Born Uinseann Ó Colla, in Gweedore, Co Donegal, he was an Irish mob hitman in early 20th-century New York City.

Vincent ‘Mad Dog’ Coll (born Uinseann Ó Colla) was an Irish enforcer for the mafia in early 20th-century New York City. He was born in Gweedore, an Irish-speaking region of Co Donegal, but emigrated to the US only a year later. He grew up on the streets of the Bronx, where he joined a street […]

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