November 27

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1871 The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin opened with a performance of Goldsmith’s She stoops to conquer.
  • 1869 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa, imprisoned Fenian, was returned as MP in a County Tipperary by-election but was disqualified as a convicted felon.
  • 1812 John Dunlap, printer and publisher, who founded the first American daily newspaper, the Pennsylvania Packet (1771), later the North American and United States Gazette, and printer of the Declaration of Independence (1777), died in Philadelphia.

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