September 20

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1970 Leo Rowsome, celebrated piper, died suddenly in Riverstown parochial hall, Co. Sligo, while adjudicating in the ‘Fiddler of Dooney’  fiddle-playing championship.
  • 1914 In a speech at Woodenbridge, Co. Wicklow, the Irish Parliamentary Party leader, John Redmond, called on the Irish Volunteers to join the British army and fight wherever the war took them.
  • 1803 Robert Emmet, United Irishman, was hanged in Thomas Street, Dublin.
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