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December 24,

Today in Irish History: Battle of Kinsale. Kit Carson.

December 24: TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)

1601: 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.

1809: 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 of Scotch Irish descent

1961: President Kennedy appoints John Moors Cabot of Massachusetts as Ambassador to Poland

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