Archive for October, 1879

October 31, 1879

Sara Allgood, film and stage actress, was born on this day in 1879 in Dublin. It is unclear whether her exact birth date was October 31 or October 15. Allgood was considered one of the best character actresses of her time. Her crowning achievement was when she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress forRead more..

October 2, 1879

Irish immigrant Catherine Coll arrived in New York aboard the SS Nevada on this day in 1879. Coll later met and married Juan Vivion de Valera, a Cuban settler and sculptor. The couple reportedly married on September 18, 1881 at St. Patrick’s Church in Jersey City. Kate Coll would later give birth to Eamon onRead more..