On Jan. 1, 1892 - Annie Moore aged 15 of Co. Cork was the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island.
‘The Black and Tans'
On Jan. 2, 1920 - British prisons became the recruitment centers for the state sponsored terror outfit ‘The Black and Tans' who launched a reign of terror that will never be forgotten in Ireland.
On Jan. 3, 1777 –
– the Revolutionary War Battle of Princeton took place resulting in
an American victory. The battle, was one of the fiercest of its
size where American
troops under General George Washington defeated a force of
British Regulars. It was during this battle that Irish-born
Colonel John Haslet was killed
Loyalists Attack Civil Rights
On Jan. 4, 1969 - Loyalists mobs
attacked the People's Democracy march from Belfast to Derry at
Burntollet Bridge. Among the attackers were off-duty members of the
B-Specials, who formed part of the RUC
Irish Declaration of Independence
On Jan. 13, 2001 - One and a half
copies of the most important piece of documentation of the 20th
century in Ireland, the Declaration of Independence, is sold to a
New York collector for £56,000
First Dail Eireann
On Jan. 21, 1919- Daíl Éireann, chaired by Sean T. O’Kelly meets for the very first time at the Mansion House in Dublin
The Emergency Powers Act
On Jan. 28, 1941 - the Emergency Powers Act provided for the censorship of press messages to places outside the Free State