Today in Celtic History
November 23, 1869

Cutty Sark.

November 23, 1869


Clipper ship Cutty Sark was launched


In Dumbarton, Scotland the clipper ship Cutty Sark (Scots for "short shirt") which was built by the firm of Scott & Linton, for Captain John Willis is launched. It was one of the last clipper ships to be built, and the only one surviving to the present

What else happened today on November 23

November 23, 1074
Donatus (or Dunan), the first Bishop of Dublin, dies and is buried in Christ Church Cathedral. Patrick, his successor, is sent to Canterbury for consecration. (Some records say he died on May 6)
November 23, 1332
Edward Balliol formally acknowledged King Edward III of England as his feudal superior.
November 23, 1702
Birth of Sir Richard Cox, politician and pamphleteer
November 23, 1819
Birth in Waterford of Margaret Aylward, founder of the Sisters of the Holy Faith
November 23, 1841
Birth in Co. Cork of Richard Croker, Boss of Tammany Hall, New York
November 23, 1845
Charlotte Grace O'Brien, social reformer who campaigned against conditions on emigrant ships, is born
November 23, 1847
Historian Walter Biggar Blaikie born.
November 23, 1865
Birth of Herbert Trench, poet, dramatist and theatre producer, in Avonmore, Co. Cork
November 23, 1867
Fenians Michael Larkin, William Philip Allen, and Michael O'Brien - the "Manchester Martyrs" - are executed
November 23, 1876
Sir Richard Dawson Bates, unionist politician and minister in Northern Ireland is born in Belfast
November 23, 1913
Irish Citizen Army is founded in Dublin by James Larkin
November 23, 1923
Tomás Ó Fiaich, cardinal, historian and Catholic Primate of All Ireland, is born in Cullyhanna, Co. Armagh
November 23, 1927
Birth of journalist and BBC political editor, John Cole