January 14

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  • 1922 At a meeting of members elected to sit in the House of Commons of Southern Ireland, attended by 60 pro-Treaty TDs and four Unionist MPs (Dublin University) but boycotted by anti-Treaty MPs, resolutions were passed approving the Treaty and setting up a Provisional Government under the chairmanship of Michael Collins.
  • 1864 Fr Nicholas Callan, pioneer in the development of electrical science, died.
  • 1981 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, MP for Mid-Ulster (1969–74), and her husband Michael were seriously wounded in a loyalist gun attack on their home at Derrylaughan, Co. Tyrone.
  • 1780 Baptismal date of Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Gray, a celebrated beauty who, mounted on a white horse and carrying a green flag, rallied the rebel forces at the Battle of Ballynahinch (June 1798).

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