Col·lins 1(kŏl′ĭnz), Michael 1890-1922.
Irish nationalist and Sinn Fein leader who served as Director of Intelligence for the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence and was one of the Irish delegates who negotiated the treaty with Britain that led to the Irish Free State (1922). He was assassinated during the Irish Civil War in an ambush by antitreaty forces.
Col·lins 2(kŏl′ĭnz), Michael Born 1930.
American astronaut who as a crew member of Apollo 11 piloted the spacecraft during its historic mission to the moon (1969). He orbited the moon alone while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first manned lunar landing.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.