February 13: TODAY in Irish History (by IrishmanSpeaks)
1850: Michael Kelly, fourth Roman Catholic archbishop of Sydney is born in Waterford. Kelly was a leading figure in the foundation in 1901 of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association of the Sacred Heart, the primary temperance organization in Ireland.
1938: Larry Cunningham
Country singer Larry Cunningham is born in Co. Leitrim
1939: IRA representatives meet with Nazi agent Oscar Pfaus in an effort to get arms and munitions for activity against England.
1956: Liam Brady, possibly the greatest footballer to play for the Republic of Ireland is born in Dublin. The gifted mid-field player spent most of his career with Arsenal where he won an FA Cup medal. Between 1981-87, he played for four clubs in Italy, winning the Italian League Championship on two occasions with Juventus. He played for Ireland 72 times, scoring 9 goals. Today he is on the coaching staff of Arsenal FC
1967: I’m a Believer by The Monkees tops the Irish singles chart.
Learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish
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