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Welcome to the History Blog! This site is designed to help you with your study of Junior Cert and Leaving Cert History. To the left, you'll see links for each year. Click on your year and you will find a list of all the topics you will study. Each topic page has information, tips and links to pictures, games and other useful websites.

How does this site work?

A note for parents and teachers.

As well as the topics you study in school, the In the News, Things to Watch Out For and On This Day sections below give you information on other things that happened in history, from the Stone Age as far as yesterday.

The trailer for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been released. The film is set to cover Abraham Lincoln's time as President of the United States, his efforts to abolish slavery, and the civil war that followed. 

Have you studied Emily Dickinson in English? The Emily Dickinson museum in her home town of Amherst, Massachusetts has revealed what is thought to be only the second known photograph of her. (full story here)

Archaeologists in Britain have excavated a skeleton they believe might belong to King Richard III, who doesn't appear in the History course but is famous for fighting and dying at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. (full story here)

The author Frank O'Connor was born in Cork
on this day in 1903.
September 17th

The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.

The US Constitution is signed into law in Philadelphia.

The Irish Free State is elected to the Council of the League of Nations. 

The Soviet Union invades the other side of Poland two weeks after the German invasion began. (World War II)

The first space shuttle, the Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.

The Polish "Solidarity" trade union is established.

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