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This Day the 21st of November in Irish History.

In the year: 1767
United Irishman Thomas Russell is born in Kilshanick, Co. Cork. Although born in the Rebel County, he is now identified in the popular imagination of Co. Down and elsewhere as "The man from God-knows-where", from the ballad which recalls his charismatic but doomed efforts to raise the county in support of Robert Emmet’s rebellion of 1803

In the year: 1929
Birth in Cork of stage, television and film actor Niall Toibin

In the year: 1887
Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish patriot and poet, is born in Dublin

In the year: 1974
Bombs believe planted by the Provisional IRA devastate two central Birmingham pubs, killing 19 people and injuring over 180

In the year: 1952
Birth in Dublin of middle distance runner and former World Champion Eamon Coghlan

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