Christmas Day, perhaps 1776
Sydney Owenson was born: probably in Dublin
although possibly, with happy symbolism, on board ship crossing the Irish Sea
By September 1806
Sydney Owenson (later Lady Morgan) published the novel which is still her best-known: The Wild Irish Girl
Perhaps 16 April 1859
Sydney Morgan died in London
, "with a pen more or less in her hand,"
after suffering a chill.