1763 – Born in Dublin on the 20th of June.
1791 – He cofounded the Society of United Irishmen to work for parliamentary reform.
1793 – He organized a Catholic convention of elected delegates that forced Parliament to pass the Catholic Relief Act.
1796 – Seeking to overthrow English rule in Ireland, he convinced France to send an invasion force of 43 ships and 14,000 men, but the ships were dispersed by a storm.
1797 – Tone again brought an Irish invasion plan to Paris in October, but the principal French military leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, took little interest.
1798 – With only 3,000 men, he again attempted an invasion; captured and sentenced to hang, he committed suicide.
– Died on the 19th of November.