Anglo-Irish Agreement 1985. Actor Tyrone Power. Charles Thomson – Continental Congress at Today in Irish History

November 15: TODAY in Irish History:

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Snippets of Irish History by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Conor is a Chicago based Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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1777: The Articles of Confederation

The Articles of Confederation, the first written constitution of the United States is adopted by the Continental Congress. A number of the Congress were Irish born including secretary of the Congress Charles Thomson who was born in Maghera, County Derry in 1729. Thomson was the permanent Secretary of the Continental Congress for more than fifteen years. At least three signatories to the Declaration of Independence were Irish – James Smith, George Taylor and Matthew Thornton


Charles Thompson, Irish born Secretary Continental Congress

Charles Thompson, Irish born Secretary Continental Congress


READ: Biography Charles Thomson, Irish-born Secretary Continental Congress


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1958: Death of Tyrone Power

Screen idol Tyrone Power, descendant of Irish born actor and comedian Tyrone Power (1795-1841) dies at age of 44 from a heart attack.

Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara Black Swan

Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara in poster for The Black Swan


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1985: Anglo-Irish Irish Agreement signed

Anglo-Irish Irish Agreement signed which gives Dublin government an advisory role in Northern Ireland is signed by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald at Hillsborough Castle in County Down. Dublin a role in Northern Ireland for the first time in more than 60 years allowing a framework for regular conferences between British and Irish ministers to discuss matters affecting Northern Ireland.

Not surprisingly, the agreement was vehemently opposed by leading Loyalist figures but also by some of Mrs. Thatcher’s closest ally. Treasury minister Ian Gow resigned in protest. Gow paid dearly for his stance on Northern Ireland. He was killed by an IRA bomb placed in his car on July 30 1990.

Signing of Anglo Irish Agreement 1985

Signing of Anglo Irish Agreement 1985 (Credit Peter Kemp/AP)


Signing of Anglo Irish Agreement


Ian Paisley Rails against Anglo Irish Agreement

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