Today in Celtic History
October 26, 1760

George III.

October 26, 1760

George III crowned, beginning a 60 year reign, one of the longest in British history.

King of the United Kingdom

George III (George William Frederick) (4 June 173829 January 1820) was King of Great Britain, and King of Ireland from 25 October 1760 until 1 January 1801, and thereafter King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain a

What else happened today on October 26

October 26, 1601
A Spanish army under Don Juan del Aguila, which had landed at Kinsale on 21 September, is besieged by Lord Mountjoy on this date
October 26, 1771
John (Juan) MacKenna, who would rise to fame in South America, was born in Clogher, Co. Tyrone
October 26, 1791
Founding of the United Irishmen movement
October 26, 1831
Birth of painter Nathaniel Hone in Dublin
October 26, 1837
James Lawlor Kiernan, Union general in America's Civil War, was born in Mount Bellew, County Galway
October 26, 1845
Lady Caroline Nairne, songwriter and poet, died at Gask.
October 26, 1911
Poet Sorley MacLean born on the island of Raasay.
October 26, 1932
Margaret "The Unsinkable Molly" Brown, daughter of Irish immigrants, dies in New York