Today in Irish History – 7 October:

Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

1731 – A complaint is made to the House of Commons ‘that Mr Anthony Tenison did, in a violent and notorious manner, assault John Bourke, Esq., a Member of this House, by presenting a pistol to his breast, and threatening to shoot him, on the thirtieth of December last’.

1878 – Birth of Margaret (Gretta) Cousins, Irish women’s rights activist, in Boyle, Co Roscommon.

1910 – Premiere of Percy French’s play The Immigrant’s Letter.

1913 – Irish American, Henry Ford, institutes the first moving assembly line for the auto industry. Henry Ford’s father William Ford was born in County Cork and was one of many to emigrate from Ireland due to poverty and hunger. Ford visited Ireland in 1912, 65 years after his dad had emigrated and again in 1917 when he established the Ford plant in Cork city.

1919 – A cabinet committee is appointed to consider Irish self…

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