Today in Irish History: Kennedy Nixon TV Debate

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TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY

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

1960: Second JFK and Nixon televised debate. This debate was deemed to be more even than the first debate where a fresh, energized Kennedy was deemed to have performed better than Nixon who had only recently exited hospital.

While Kennedy’s Irish heritage is well known, Nixon had also strong Irish heritage. Nixon had Irish connections on both sides. Thomas Milhouse of Timahoe emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1729 was an ancestor of Hannah Milhouse – Nixon’s mother. Not something we tend to broadcast too much!

For more on the FIRST debate.

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