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Dublin - Notable Historical Events

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Dublin - Historical Events
Date Event
988-07-10

The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.

1487-05-24

Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI of Dublin

1742-04-13

George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin

1803-07-23

Robert Emmett leads rebellion in Dublin

1863-01-21

City of Dublin leases part of Cattle Market for 100,000 years

1882-05-06

Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin.

1894-01-23

G W Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min

1897-05-18

Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)

1899-05-08

The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.

1900-09-02

A large demonstration by Nationalists in Dublin's Phoenix Park demand that Ireland be free of British rule

1902-01-08

The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin

1903-03-14

WB Yeats & Lady Gregory's "Hour-glass" premieres in Dublin

1903-10-08

J M Synge's "In the Shadow of the Glen" premieres in Dublin

1904-01-25

J M Synge's "Ruders to the Sea," premieres in Dublin

1904-02-04

John Millington Synges "Well of Saints," premieres in Dublin

1904-12-27

W B Yeats/Lady Gregory's "On Baile's Strand," premieres in Dublin

1905-11-28

Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Fein in Dublin

1907-03-09

Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin

1910-01-13

JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows," premieres in Dublin

1913-08-31

Massive protest rally on Sackville Street attacked by the Dublin Metropolitan Police; two strikers killed by the police

1913-11-25

The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"

1914-07-26

Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrived from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens

1915-11-30

St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin

1916-04-19

Alderman Kelly reads the 'Castle Order' to a meeting of Dublin Corporation; this forged document supposedly from Dublin Castle, indicated that there was to be mass arrests of Irish Volunteers to prevent "trouble"

1916-04-22

Chief of Staff of the Irish Volunteers Eóin MacNeill issues the Countermanding order in Dublin to try to stop what would become the Easter Rising

1916-04-29

Irish nationalists set post office on fire in Dublin

1916-05-04

Ned Daly, Willie Pearse, Michael O'Hanrahan and Joseph Plunkett are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

1916-05-08

Irishmen Eamon Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert and Sean Houston are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

1916-05-12

James Connolly and Sean McDermott are executed following their involvement in the Easter Rising in Dublin

1916-05-18

A British Royal Inquiry into the Easter Rising in Dublin is set up in London

1916-12-13

Esme Stuart Lennox Robinsons premieres in Dublin

1919-01-21

Sinn Fein creates its own Free Irish parliament (dáil eireann) in Dublin, which brought about the Irish War of Independence.

1921-02-18

British troops occupy Dublin

1922-01-18

Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin

1922-04-14

Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin

1922-06-28

The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin.

1923-04-09

Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman" premieres in Dublin

1924-03-03

Sean O'Casey's "Juno & the Paycock," premieres in Dublin

1924-10-28

White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend

1926-02-08

Sean O'Casey's "Plough & Stars" opens at Abbey Theater Dublin

1928-10-22

ESL Robinson's "Far-Off Hills" premieres in Dublin

1941-05-31

A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, Ireland claims 38 lives.

1963-12-26

"Double Dublin" opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances

1963-12-28

"Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances

1966-03-08

An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin

1967-10-10

Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin

1968-01-08

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, travelles to Dublin to meet with Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister, to continue discussions on matters of joint interest to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

1969-08-05

The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin

1970-05-28

Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

1970-07-02

Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury

1970-10-13

A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

1970-10-23

Charles Haughey and two others are found not guilty of illegal arms importation by a Dublin jury; the 'Arms Trial' began on 28 May 1970

1971-01-17

At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil

1971-04-10

The Republican commemorations is held in Belfast of the Easter Rising (in 1916 in Dublin), revealing conflicts between the two wings of the Irish Republican Army

1971-10-24

President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O'Brady, then (SF), address a SF Ard Fheis in Dublin, claiming that the North of Ireland must be made ungovernable as first step in achieving a united Ireland

1971-12-30

A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin.

1972-02-02

Funerals of eleven of those killed on Bloody Sunday: in Dublin, over 30,000 march to the British Embassy, carrying thirteen replica coffins and black flags; they attack the Embassy with stones and bottles, then petrol bombs eventually burning it to the ground

1972-10-06

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin (SF) office in Dublin

1972-10-06

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin (SF) office in Dublin

1972-11-19

Leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) Seán MacStiofáin is arrested in Dublin

1972-11-26

Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O'Connell Bridge House in Dublin

1972-12-01

2 people killed and 127 injured when 2 car bombs explode in the centre of Dublin, Republic of Ireland

1973-01-20

A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)

1973-10-31

Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers escape from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin using a hijacked helicopter

1974-10-10

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP)founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin

1976-07-21

Christopher Ewart Biggs (the British Ambassador to Ireland) and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted in Mr Biggs' car in Dublin

1979-10-04

Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin

1981-02-14

Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people

1990-04-24

Brian Friel's "Dancing at Lughnasa" premieres in Dublin

1993-06-30

"Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin

1996-06-26

Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin

2004-05-01

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.

2013-06-06

Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award

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Dublin - Notable Birthdays

Jonathan SwiftNov 30, 1667

Oscar WildeOct 16, 1854

George Bernard ShawJul 26, 1856

Ben HoganAug 13, 1912

Brendan BehanFeb 9, 1923

BonoMay 10, 1960

Colin FarrellMay 31, 1976

Ronan KeatingMar 3, 1977

Dublin - Birthdays
Date Event
1667-11-30

Jonathan Swift, Dublin, satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal), (d. 1745)

1782-07-26

John Field, Dublin Ireland, pianist/composer (Nocturnes)

1794-05-17

Anna Brownell Jameson, Dublin, writer

1798-11-01

Benjamin Lee, Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor

1854-10-16

Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], Dublin, (Pic of Dorian Gray), (d. 1900)

1856-07-26

George Bernard Shaw, Dublin Ireland, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925), (d. 1950)

1859-02-01

Victor Herbert, Dublin, Ireland, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark)

1860-10-03

Annie EF Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin)

1869-05-19

Henry Horatio Dixon, Dublin, Irish Biologist who originated the cohesion-tension theory of water and mineral movement in plants

1879-10-15

Sara Allgood, Dublin Ireland, actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup)

1888-03-10

Barry Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actor (Acad Award-Going My Way)

1889-01-01

Tom Dugan, Dublin Ireland, actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway)

1889-07-12

Dick Gilbert, Near Dublin

1891-07-27

Fred Karno Jr., Near Dublin

1892-09-20

Patricia Collinge, Dublin Ireland, actress (Tender Comrade)

1893-10-31

Sara Allgood, Dublin Ireland, actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase)

1896-02-15

Arthur Shields, Dublin Ireland, actor (River, Enchanted Island)

1899-06-07

Elizabeth Bowen, Dublin, novelist (Death of the Heart, Encounters)

1904-01-26

Sean MacBride, Dublin, statesman/Amnesty Intl co-founder (Nobel '74)

1904-03-15

George Brent, Dublin Ireland, actor (42nd St, Jezebel)

1905-04-26

Denis O'Dea, Dublin, actor (Esther & the King, Treasure Island)

1910-9-25

Liam O'Leary, Portrait of Dublin

1912-03-22

Wilfrid Brambell, Dublin Ireland, actor (Hard Day's Night)

1912-08-13

Ben Hogan, Dublin Tx, PGA golfer (US Open 1950, 51, 53)

1912-11-24

Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money)

1913-03-29

Niall MacGinnis, Dublin Ireland, actor (Curse of the Demon)

1917-11-03

Conor Cruise O'Brien, Rocky Road to Dublin

1918-07-09

Jessica Dublin, Trinity Is STILL My Name!

1918-10-13

Jack MacGowran, Dublin Ireland, actor (King Lear, Exorcist)

1919-07-15

Iris Murdoch, Dublin Ireland, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn)

1921-08-17

Maureen O'Hara [Fitzsimmons], Ranelagh, County Dublin, Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man)

1923-02-09

Brendan Behan, Dublin Ireland, author/poet (Hostage)

1924-03-08

Sean McClory, Dublin Ireland, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur)

1926-06-02

Milo O'Shea, Dublin Ireland, actor (Barbarella, Romeo & Juliet)

1929-07-11

David Kelly, Dublin, actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), (d. 2012)

1930-02-28

Peter Lennon, Rocky Road to Dublin

1932-06-05

Christy Brown, Dublin, novelist (My Left Foot, Down All the Days)

1939-05-19

John Sheahan, The Dubliners: 50 Years Celebration Concert in Dublin

1940-07-03

Bernadette Greevy, Bing Crosby in Dublin

1941-12-10

Fionnula Flanagan, Dublin Ireland, actress (Rich Man Poor Man)

1945-02-17

Brenda Fricker, Dublin Ireland, actress (My Left Foot)

1945-03-09

Katja Ebstein, Ein Lied für Dublin

1945-05-13

Roger Tucker, Waiting for Dublin

1946-11-29

Eamonn Campbell, The Dubliners: 50 Years Celebration Concert in Dublin

1949-08-20

Phil Lynott, Dublin Ireland, rock bassist (Thin Lizzy) (d. 1986)

1950-05-12

Gabriel Byrne, Dublin Ireland, actor (Hello Again, Cool World)

1950-06-01

Gemma Craven, Dublin, actress (Wagner, Story of Slipper & Rose)

1951-09-12

Berty Ahern, Drumcondra, Dublin, PM of Ireland (1997-2008)

1957-09-10

Siobhan Fahey, Dublin, rocker (Bananarama-Venus, Shakespear's Sister)

1960-05-10

Bono [Paul Hewson], Dublin, Ireland, rocker (U2-Joshua Tree)

1961-04-09

Mark Kelly, Dublin Ireland, keyboardist (Marillion-Real to Reel)

1961-10-31

Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin Ireland, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow)

1966-04-23

Jim Stynes [James], Dublin Ireland, Hall of Fame Australian rules footballer (only foreigner to win Brownlow medal), (d. 2012)

1968-02-01

Kent Mercker, Dublin OH, pitcher (Atlanta Braves, Balt Orioles)

1969-04-22

Dion Dublin, English footballer

1972-08-15

Mikey Graham, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1974-10-01

Keith Duffy, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1975-03-10

Dublin James, Sorority Boys

1976-03-17

Stephen Gately, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1976-05-31

Colin Farrell, Dublin, Irish actor (In Bruges, Minority Report)

1976-07-03

Shane Lynch, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1977-03-03

Ronan Keating, Bayside Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1982-10-17

Maria Anastacia Keogh, Waiting for Dublin

1994-05-25

Jennifer Pinches, The Space Time Continuum: Thoughts from Dublin

Dublin - Notable Weddings

Bram StokerDec 4, 1878

Seán MacBrideJan 26, 1925

Brendan BehanFeb 16, 1955

Victoria AdamsJul 4, 1999

Dublin - Weddings
Date Event
1878-12-04

Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

1925-01-26

Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

1955-02-16

Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

1999-07-04

Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Adams (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

2006-08-04

Former Miss Ireland Andrea Roche (30) weds PJ Mansfield at Church of The Nativity of the Blessed Mary in Saggart Village, Dublin

Dublin - Deaths
Date Event
1619-04-10

Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin (b. c1550)

1882-05-06

Frederick Cavendish, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin

1882-05-06

Thomas Henry Burke, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin

1960-05-06

Dick Gilbert, Near Dublin

1974-03-12

Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated

1989-06-15

Ray McAnally, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State), dies in Dublin at 63

1992-12-15

Liam O'Leary, Portrait of Dublin

2008-09-26

Bernadette Greevy, Bing Crosby in Dublin

2008-12-18

Conor Cruise O'Brien, Rocky Road to Dublin

2011-03-18

Peter Lennon, Rocky Road to Dublin

2012-07-21

Jessica Dublin, Trinity Is STILL My Name!

2017-02-22

Dublin's Cardinal Desmond Connell dies aged 90


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