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October 4,

German U-Boat Lands Survivors at Dingle. JFK on the Campaign Trail. Today in Irish History

October 4: TODAY in Irish History:

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Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks 

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

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1917: Victoria Cross for Royal Dublin Fusilier

James Ockendon of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers is involved in an action that wins him the Victoria Cross for his bravery at the Battle of Langemark. On 4 October 1917 east of Langemark, Belgium, Sergeant Ockendon was acting as company sergeant-major, and seeing the platoon on the right held up by an enemy machine-gun, he immediately rushed the gun, regardless of his own safety and captured it, killing the crew. He then led a section to the attack on a farm, where under very heavy fire he rushed forward and called on the garrison to surrender. As the enemy continued to fire on him he opened fire, killing four, whereupon the remaining 16 surrendered.

In total, seven Fusiliers won the Victoria Cross.

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James Ockendon VC Winner

James Ockendon VC Winner

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READ: Royal Dublin Fusiliers Victoria Cross winners

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1939: German U-Boat Lands Survivors at Dingle, Co. Kerry

In one of the more intriguing episodes of World War II, German U-Boat 35 under the command of Kapitan Werner Lott disembarked 28 men at Dingle, Co Kerry from the Greek cargo ship Diamantis. About 15.40 hours on 3 Oct, 1939, the Diamantis was torpedoed by U-35 and sank 40 miles west of the Scilly Islands. Because the lifeboats were not suited for use in the bad weather, Lott decided to take all crew members aboard and landed them the next day in Dingle Bay, Ireland. Lott survived the war.

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Kapitan Werner Lott Commander U-boat 35

Kapitan Werner Lott Commander U-boat 35

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1960: JFK on the Campaign Trail 1960

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JFK 1960 campaign

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the campaign trail in Indiana showed his wit (or maybe that of speechwriter Ted Sorensen)

” Mr. Nixon in Boston the other day said I was another Truman, and I returned the compliment and said he was another Dewey. And he has not said I was another Truman since, but I wish he would. I regard it as a compliment.”

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2010: Irish Help Europe to Ryder Cup Victory

Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington all play on the European team which beats USA in the Ryder Cup held at The Celtic Manor Resort, Wales. In additon, two of the team vice-captains were Paul McGinley and Darren Clarke. Europe won 141/2 to 13/12

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July 11,

Irish War of Independence – Truce. First Chief Justice of Ireland on this day in Irish History. .

July 11: TODAY in Irish History:

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Today in Irish History: Curated by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks

Chicago Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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1879: Birth of Hugh Kennedy who became the first Chief Justice of the Irish Free State.

SupremeCourt.ie states: He became Attorney General in 1922 and was elected TD (parliamentary deputy) for the constituency of South Dublin in 1923. He became the first Chief Justice of the Irish Free State in 1924 and held office until his sudden death in 1936. Among his most significant decisions were Moore v. Attorney General (1934), in which a claim by a company to fishing rights in the tidal portion of the River Erne, based on the ancient Brehon law, was rejected following a historical overview of the interaction between the Brehon law and the common law. He also presided over the Supreme Court in The State (Ryan) v. Lennon (1935), in which the Court held that the parliament had the power to amend the 1922 Constitution by ordinary legislation. Chief Justice Kennedy’s famous dissent is regarded as the foundation of the subsequent “natural law” approach of the Supreme Court to the Constitution.

Chief Justice Hugh Kennedy

Chief Justice Hugh Kennedy seated third from right at Constitution Committee meeting

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1920: Alexander Will, from Forfar in Scotland, is the first Temporary Constable (Black and Tan) to die in the Irish War of Independence. He is killed during an IRA attack on the RIC barracks in Rathmore, County Kerry.

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 1921: At noon, the Irish War of Independence effectively ends as Britain and Irish forces agree a truce which had been formally agreed two days previously. The Anglo-Irish Treaty would be signed in December and all British forces would leave the Irish Free State (twenty-six counties) by middle of 1922.

It was a brutal war up to the end. The day before the Truce, five IRA members and four English troops were killed in a firefight in Castlemaine, Co. Kerry. The ceasefire came under pressure through 1922, but in general held. The IRA continued their campaign in Northern Ireland and violence would erupt consistently for the next eighty years.

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1932: Extract from the minutes of a meeting of the Cabinet indicates that the Cabinet was beginning to think more globally.

Development of Markets other than British:

It was decided that the Acting Minister for Industry and Commerce should cause preliminary investigations to be made as to possibilities of developing markets other than British, and to report thereon in due course to the Cabinet.

1938: British garrison which still controlled key Irish ports finally hands them over to the Irish army, seventeen years after the Treaty. Churchill’s view was that the ports were of strategic importance and should not have been handed over. The handover probably ensured Ireland was able to maintain neutrality during World War II, as had they stayed in British hands, it is almost certain they would have been bombed aggressively by Germany.

british garrison leaving Spike Island Cork 1938

British garrison leaving Spike Island Cork 1938

 

Want to learn more about Ireland? See these images and more in the acclaimed For the Love of Being Irish

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For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humoristIrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

Visit Conor’s YouTube channel IrishmanSpeaks to Laugh and Learn. Tags: Best Irish Gift, Creative Irish Gift, Unique Irish Gifts, Irish Books, Irish Authors, Today in Irish History TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)