September 09

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  • 1922 The third Dáil Éireann assembled (until 9 August 1923). W.T. Cosgrave was elected president. Anti-Treaty deputies implemented a policy of abstentionism.
  • 1916 Tom Kettle (36), poet and nationalist, was mortally wounded whilst leading his men in an attack at Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme.
  • 1664 The Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam was seized by the British and renamed New York in honour of James, Duke of York, the future King James II.
  • 1922 The Third Dáil Éireann assembled. W.T. Cosgrave was elected President.Anti-Treaty deputies implemented a policy of abstentionism.
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