Thomas Gallaher (April 1840 – 3 May 1928) was the founder of Gallaher Group, one of the largest cigarette manufacturers in the United Kingdom.
Born at Templemoyle in Derry and apprenticed to the general merchanting firm of Osborne & Allen at the age of 14, Tom Gallaher set up business for himself in 1857 in a single room where he would twist his tobacco and wrap it before delivering it to his customers.
In 1863 he moved to Belfast where he was able to access a larger market for his product.In 1896 he opened a large factory in York Street. He acquired plantations in Kentucky and Virginia to supply the tobacco for his ever expanding business now known as Gallaher Group.
He died in 1928 and is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.
In 1873 he married Robina Mitchell Bell and together they went on to have one son and five daughters.
Cigarette cards are trading cards issued by tobacco manufacturers to stiffen cigarette packaging and advertise cigarette brands.
Japan Tobacco Inc., abbreviated JT, is a cigarette manufacturing company. It is part of the Nikkei 225 index. In 2009 the company was listed at number 312 on the Fortune 500 list. The company is headquartered in Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo and Japan Tobacco International's headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland. As of 2012 the chairman is Hiroshi Kimura and the CEO is Mitsuomi Koizumi. It was founded as an enterprise of the Japanese government in 1945, and became a public company on 1 April 1985.
Robert Dennis "Danny" Blanchflower was a Northern Irish footballer who played for and captained Tottenham Hotspur, most notably during its double-winning season of 1960–61. He was ranked as the greatest player ever in Spurs history by The Times in 2009.
Events from the year 1896 in Ireland.
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Events from the year 1857 in Ireland.
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