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# piece of history

This year
Bomb disposal experts destroy historical grenade found near Soloheadbeg monument in Tipperary
A local historian who observed the removal operation had hoped that the grenade could be “preserved for a museum”, but it was ultimately destroyed.
All time
Ali's 'Thrilla in Manila' boots and Jordan's backboard among $430,000 worth of US sports merchandise up for auction
But Mickey Mantle baseball cards are still the hottest property stateside.
Letters from Jackie O to Irish priest go under the hammer
The letters, which will be sold in June, contain details of her engagement to John F Kennedy and his assassination.
Jesse Owens' 1936 Berlin Olympics gold fetches a cool €1.1 million
The American gained worldwide fame for his sporting efforts and his victory over Germany’s best athletes.