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# history-lesson - Friday 19 April, 2019

From The42 Hennessey 'desperate' to be educated about Hitler and Nazism, says Roy Hodgson History Lesson

Hennessey 'desperate' to be educated about Hitler and Nazism, says Roy Hodgson

Wayne Hennessey escaped punishment for an alleged Nazi salute after claiming ignorance and now wants to be educated on the subject.

# history-lesson - Saturday 2 March, 2019

'The Crusader' was never intended to be a mummy ... and he may not even have been a crusader

As the church tour guide explains, not much is known about the life of the figure known as ‘The Crusader’.

# history-lesson - Thursday 4 October, 2018

From The42 Eric Reid, ‘Big’ Jim Larkin and your NFL week 5 preview History Lesson

Eric Reid, ‘Big’ Jim Larkin and your NFL week 5 preview

The Panthers did right by Reid, but why did it take so long asks Steve O’Rourke.

# history-lesson - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons' History Lesson This post contains videos

Sean Spicer just said even Hitler 'didn't sink to using chemical weapons'

The White House Press Secretary is under fire once again for his comments.

# history-lesson - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

From The42 Fermanagh man Dolan sent packing at Ally Pally as his second round hoodoo continues History Lesson

Fermanagh man Dolan sent packing at Ally Pally as his second round hoodoo continues

Jelle Klassen proved too strong for ‘The History Maker’.

# history-lesson - Monday 26 December, 2016

Crime, murder and the end of the Civil War: The story of the first man hanged by the Irish Free State

Author Colm Wallace tells the story of soldier-turned-criminal William Downes.

# history-lesson - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Walt Disney came to Ireland in search of leprechauns and gold

The Hollywood legend has, in fact, a direct line to county Kilkenny.

# history-lesson - Saturday 12 November, 2016

From The42 Letter from Vienna: A footballing great, the Ireland curse and Harry's Challenge History Lesson

Letter from Vienna: A footballing great, the Ireland curse and Harry's Challenge

Ben Blake has learned all about the man Austria’s Ernst-Happel Stadium is named after on the latest away trip.

# history-lesson - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

From The42 The GAA was founded 132 years ago today - but what happened at the first meeting? History Lesson

The GAA was founded 132 years ago today - but what happened at the first meeting?

The billiards room of Lizzy Hayes’ Commercial Hotel, Thurles was the starting point of the GAA as we know it.

# history-lesson - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

CNN host's 'Irish Lives Matter' joke caught on mic at Democrat convention

John King, who is of Irish descent, said he wasn’t making fun of the speaker.

# history-lesson - Monday 28 March, 2016

The man who lived: How one convicted murderer escaped Ireland's death penalty

Patrick Aylward, 63, was accused of burning a young child to death.

# history-lesson - Saturday 5 March, 2016

The story of the chip shop, a Hollywood actor and Pearse's 1916 surrender

The Kingfisher sadly burnt down last week, and the site has an interesting history

# history-lesson - Saturday 13 February, 2016

From The42 Stade de France set to host two of Ireland's greatest sporting moments of 2016 History Lesson

Stade de France set to host two of Ireland's greatest sporting moments of 2016

Both this weekend’s Six Nations clash and Ireland’s Euro 2016 curtain-raiser are being staged at the Paris ground.

# history-lesson - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From The42 Ireland v Poland: History shows draws not enough IRELAND V POLAND

Ireland v Poland: History shows draws not enough

Ireland and Poland face off for only the third time competitively but a draw mentality might backfire.

# history-lesson - Sunday 29 June, 2014

From The42 Germans reject talk of Algerian 'revenge' History Lesson

Germans reject talk of Algerian 'revenge'

Jogi Loew isn’t buying talk that the infamous 1982 carve up with Austria is a factor in 2014.

# history-lesson - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Did you know self-heating cans of soup were a thing in the 1940s?

A welcome comfort for WWII soldiers…if they didn’t explode.

# history-lesson - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Teacher causes uproar by giving non-alcoholic beer to primary school class What Ales You

Teacher causes uproar by giving non-alcoholic beer to primary school class

The beer was offered to students during a history lesson.

# history-lesson - Saturday 1 March, 2014

Hilarious old British print shows just what our Irish women were made of

It shows an Irish Peg tackle a macaroni…but the parsnip loses. Confused? Read on…

# history-lesson - Saturday 22 February, 2014

'When are the other boys coming?' WWI posters try to recruit Irish friends

Guilt, fear and the lure of hero worship were all used by the Dublin recruitment office in 1915. Check out the posters.

# history-lesson - Sunday 9 February, 2014

This was the first ever news article written about Facebook

“I think it’s kind of silly that it would take the University a couple of years to get around to it. I can do it better than they can, and I can do it in a week.”

# history-lesson - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Ireland has always been the best small country in the world in which to do business

See this 1919 American newspaper article for ‘proof’.

# history-lesson - Sunday 26 January, 2014

American campaign to help 'starving, cold, barefooted children' of Ireland

The advertisement was found in the archives of the Washington Herald from 24 March 1921.

# history-lesson - Saturday 25 January, 2014

The story behind a Dublin chorus girl's British Military Medal

Louisa Nolan’s acts even made headlines in the US.

# history-lesson - Saturday 21 September, 2013

From The42 Then and now: How NFL cheerleader uniforms have changed through the decades History Lesson This post contains images

# history-lesson - Monday 29 July, 2013

So what happened when the Council of State was convened in the past?

Today will be the 27th time the Council of State has been convened to discuss legislation – but it’s not the first time abortion laws have been discussed.

# history-lesson - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

From The42 Brazil still haunted by 1950 final defeat to Uruguay at the Maracana History Lesson This post contains videos

Brazil still haunted by 1950 final defeat to Uruguay at the Maracana

The South American pair face off in the Confederations Cup semi-final tonight with Big Phil’s men out to avenge one of the nation’s most heartbreaking losses.

# history-lesson - Friday 14 June, 2013

VIDEO: A stroll through Dublin in 1915 History Lesson This post contains videos

VIDEO: A stroll through Dublin in 1915

Can you spot what has changed and what has stayed the same?

# history-lesson - Sunday 31 March, 2013

From the photo archives: Easter Sunday through the 20th century

Easter around the world, from 1929 to 1979.

# history-lesson - Friday 15 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 things The Wedding Singer taught us about the 80s History Time This post contains videos

8 things The Wedding Singer taught us about the 80s

From the birth of hip hop to Madonna’s influence on fashion.

# history-lesson - Thursday 27 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Letterman springs a history quiz on David Cameron Could Do Better This post contains videos

Letterman springs a history quiz on David Cameron

The talk show host presented the British prime minister with a citizenship challenge.

# history-lesson - Monday 16 July, 2012

From The42 Olympics: London's third time shows how Games have changed History Lesson

Olympics: London's third time shows how Games have changed

The English capital is gearing up for its time in the spotlight. They’ve been here before, but never like this.

# history-lesson - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Explainer: The Third Home Rule Bill is 100 years old today. What did it do?

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill to Westminster. But what was it?

# history-lesson - Friday 6 January, 2012

From The42 GAA rows in behind cultural centre being planned for Killarney History Lesson

GAA rows in behind cultural centre being planned for Killarney

An independent company has garnered wide-ranging support for its efforts to build a museum next to the home of Kerry GAA.

# history-lesson - Friday 9 December, 2011

From The42 Here's 7 things you (probably) didn't know about Ireland's Euro 2012 base History Lesson

Here's 7 things you (probably) didn't know about Ireland's Euro 2012 base

Following the announcement that Trap’s team are set to make Gdynia their Euro 2012 home, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most intriguing facts relating to the city.

# history-lesson - Sunday 17 July, 2011

From The42 Open season: what happened on the last four occasions at Sandwich History Lesson

Open season: what happened on the last four occasions at Sandwich

The Championship at St Georges has had some thrilling finales, surprise victors and a host of memorable moments. We look back at its recent history there.