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Today in Irish History

1908: Debut of the Model T Ford which went on to sell more than 15 million units. Henry Ford’s father William Ford was born in County Cork and was one of many to emigrate from Ireland due to poverty and famine. Ford visited Ireland in 1912, 65 years after his dad had emigrated and again in 1917 when he established the Ford plant in my native Cork city.

1930: Actor Richard Harris born in Limerick. In addition to appearing in numerous films, Harris was also a one hit wonder with the song McArthur Park.

1975: Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the third and most brutal bout between two great boxers. What’s this doing in Today in Irish History? Well, good old Muhammad had Irish roots as you will in this video clip.
The great fighter had Irish origins and visited Ennis, Co. Clare – his ancestral home – in 2009 as you can see in this YouTube clip. Ali twice fought and defeated “Irish” Jerry Quarry in the early 70’s.

For the Love of Being Irish written by Chicago based Corkman Conor Cunneen and illustrated by Mark Anderson is an A-Z of all things Irish. This is a book that contains History, Horror, Humor, Passion, Pathos and Lyrical Limericks that will have you giving thanks (or wishing you were) For the Love of Being Irish

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Conor Cunneen Chicago Motivational Business Speaker and History Buff

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