Charles Stewart Parnell: The Final Appearance. Brian Mullins. RFK on James Meredith Crisis at Today in Irish History

September 27: TODAY in Irish History:


Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks Chicago Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.



1879: “Irish Gentlemen” Play Cricket in Philadelphia states “International cricket match at the grounds of the Germantown Cricket Club, near Wayne Station, between the Gentlemen of Ireland and a picked team of Philadelphia. Score: Irish Gentlemen, first inning, 58; second inning, 82; total, 140. Philadelphia, first and only inning,149”.



1891: Charles Stewart Parnell Final Appearance

Charles Stewart Parnell makes his final public appearance speaking at Creggs, Co. Galway in torrential rain. Already in poor health, the drenching rain effectively proved fatal. He returned to his home in England and died on October 6th aged but forty five accompanied by his beloved Kitty O’Shea.


parnell final public appearance

Charles Stewart Parnell 1846-1891




1954: Brian Mullins

One of the greats of Dublin Gaelic Football, Brian Mullins is born in Dublin. The tough as teak midfielder won four all Ireland’s with Dublin between 1974-1983



1962: Robert Kennedy on Mississippi Crisis

Attorney General Robert Kennedy issues a statement criticizing the actions of Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett in preventing African-American  James Meredith from entering the University of Mississippi. Up to this point, no African American had registered as a student at Ole Miss. Barnett was a died in the wool, states rights segregationist who believed Mississippi law trumped federal legislation. In an address on September 13, Barnett had said “that no school in our state will be integrated while I am your Governor. I shall do everything in my power to prevent integration in our schools.” Barnett’s contempt for federal law would force the Kennedy administration which had been painstakingly slow in pushing forward civil rights legislation to act. The stand-off would last until October 1 when Meredith would finally register at the University of Mississippi.


Bobby Kennedy Mississippi Crisis

Attorney General Bobby Kennedy




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