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What Happened on November 8, 1798

Historical Events

Historic Event

Irish revolutionary Wolfe Tone is sentenced to death by hanging for his part in the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Tone requests to be shot instead so as to die a soldier's death.

1798 Highlights

About November 8, 1798

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 223 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio