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What Happened on November 8, 1798

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Irish Republican and Revolutionary Wolfe Tone
Irish Republican and Revolutionary
Wolfe Tone

1798 Highlights

About November 8, 1798

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 222 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio