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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.

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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)

September 20th

Statue of Robert Emmet in St. Stephen's Green, Dublin.
Ferdinand Magellan begins his voyage to travel around the whole world.

Robert Emmet is executed in Dublin for his part in trying to stage a rebellion.

Chester A. Arthur becomes US President after the assassination of James Garfield.

The UK Parliament creates the colony of South Africa by merging four smaller colonies.

Kevin Barry is captured by British forces.

The Queen Elizabeth II liner is launched.

Vietnam is admitted to the United Nations.

In a speech to Congress, US President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".

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