Today in Irish History – 4 August:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1654 – Birth in Midleton, Co Cork of Thomas Brodrick, politician in Irish and British Houses of Commons who led the inquiry into the ‘South Sea Bubble’.

1805 – Birth in Dublin of Sir William Rowan Hamilton. He was an Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician, who made important contributions to classical mechanics, optics, and algebra. His studies of mechanical and optical systems led him to discover new mathematical concepts and techniques. His greatest contribution is perhaps the reformulation of Newtonian mechanics, now called Hamiltonian mechanics.

1832 – The Making of Poitín. A lengthy article on this interesting Irish craft appeared in the Dublin Penny Journal on this day. Full article: http://www.libraryireland.com/articles/poteen/index.php

1846 – The Great Southern & Western Railway line between Dublin and Carlow opens.

1878 – Birth of Margaret Pearse, teacher, politician and sister of Padraic Pearse, in Dublin.

1920 – Unarmed IRA burn down unoccupied RIC barracks in…

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