Black '47 refers to 1847 -- the worst year of the Irish potato famine

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Black '47 refers to 1847, the worst year of the Irish famine, a pptato blight that between 1845 and 1850 killed more than 1 million people and forced another 1.5 million to emigrate, most of them to North America. Many historians cite August as the worst month of Black '47, when the most people died or left Ireland.

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  1. The Baltimore Sun,
  2. 30 Aug 1997, Sat,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 2

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  • Black '47 refers to 1847 -- the worst year of the Irish potato famine

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