Kit Carson – Parnell Divorce – JFK Airport at today in Irish History

December 24: TODAY in Irish History:

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Kit Carson

Kit Carson of Scotch Irish descent

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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1601: Battle of Kinsale

Irish warriors led by Red Hugh O’Donnell are defeated by the English at the Battle of Kinsale. The exact date of the defeat is subject to some debate, but this pivotal battle effectively saw England take control of most of Ireland.

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1809: Irish American Kit Carson

American frontiersman and Indian fighter (some would use harsher terms)  Christopher “Kit” Carson is born in Kentucky. Carson’s father was of Scotch Irish descent.

Kit Carson
Kit Carson

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1889: Parnell Divorce

Charles Stuart Parnell at today in Irish History
Charles Stuart Parnell

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Captain O’Shea files a petition for divorce on the ground of Charles Stewart Parnell’s adultery with his wife. A divorce was granted, and Parnell married Mrs. O’Shea. The divorce action and resulting scandal destroyed Parnell’s reputation and effectively forced him out of politics. O’Shea’s marriage to wife Kitty had been in name only for many years. It was public (though not publicized) knowledge that Parnell and Kitty O’Shea were lovers.  She bore three of his children.

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Kitty O'Shea at Today in Irish History
Kitty O’Shea

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1963: JFK Airport

Idle Wild Airport is rededicated as JFK Airport on December 24th 1963 in memory of John F. Kennedy.

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