John Boyd Dunlop.
October 22, 1917
John Boyd Dunlop Scottish inventor of the pneumatic rubber tire died.
Born into a farming family in Dreghorn in Ayrshire, John Boyd Dunlop was a veterinary surgeon by profession, having qualified at Edinburgh Veterinary College (now part of Edinburgh University ) when he was only 19. He worked as a vet in Edinburgh for n
What else happened today on October 23
- October 23, 1295
- Treaty between King John Balliol of Scotland and King Philippe IV of France which promised mutual help against the English, the start of the "Auld Alliance".
- October 23, 1662
- The Irish parliament orders the annual observance of this date as a day of thanksgiving for deliverance from the 1641 rising; for over a century, church services on this day will remind Protestants of Catholic disloyalty
- October 23, 1707
- First meeting of the Parliament of Great Britain.
- October 23, 1766
- Birth of John Claudius Beresford, banker, MP, and controversial figure in 1798 rebellion, during which he was alleged to have flogged suspects at his riding house in Marlborough Street, Dublin; the slogan 'Mangling done here gratis by Beresford and Co.' w
- October 23, 1771
- Benjamin Franklin ends his visit to Ireland
- October 23, 1773
- Birth of Francis Jeffrey, first editor of the "Edinburgh Review".
- October 23, 1921
- Death of John Boyd Dunlop who re-invented the pneumatic tyre from the design of Robert W Thomson.
- October 23, 1931
- The IRA and other organizations are declared illegal in the Free State and the Catholic Church
- October 23, 1940
- Poet and dramatist Tom McGrath born in Rutherglen.