Archive for November, 1953

November 27, 1953

On this day in 1953, Irish American playwright Eugene O’Neill died at the age of 65. O’Neill was fittingly born in a Broadway hotel room to Irish immigrant actor James O’Neill and Mary Ellen Quinlan. He grew up around the stage and while at boarding school, he surrounded himself with books. After a long depressionRead more..

November 17, 1953

The remaining residents of the Blasket Islands, off the coast of Kerry, were evacuated on this day in 1953. Today the Blasket Islands are uninhabited but tourists still visit. Because the islands were so isolated and extreme weather made passage to the mainland possible less than half the year, the population began to dwindle. ByRead more..