Barry McGuigan Wins World Boxing Title

June 8: TODAY in Irish History:

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Snippets of Irish History by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks 

Conor is a Chicago based Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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1845: Death of Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States dies on this day. Jackson’s father emigrated from County Antrim in 1765. The original Jackson homestead in Ireland was demolished in 1860, but a similar building is available for viewing at the Andrew Jackson Centre in Carrickfergus.

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson

Jackson served as President 1829-1837.

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READ: Andrew Jackson First Inaugural Address

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Read: Andrew Jackson Second Inaugural Address

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READ: Biography of Andrew Jackson at Whitehouse.gov.

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1886: Home Rule Bill Defeated

The Home Rule Bill is defeated in House of Commons despite a protracted and emotional effort by Prime Minister William Gladstone. The defeat provoked major rioting in Belfast between Catholic and Protestants which would continue intermittently for a number of months. The initial incidents occurred between celebrating Protestant Loyalists and police whom Loyalists believed was a Catholic-dominated force. As reinforcements were called in from other parts of the country, their belief became a self-fulfilling prophecy. Between June and September, more than thirty people died in sectarian rioting.

The Royal Irish Constabulary became pawns in the rioting with both sides taunting and attacking them. The Irish dramatist and sometime journalist Frankfort Moore who was covering the rioting summed the RIC’s challenge up when recording the following incident:

‘Who have you there, Bill?’
‘A policeman’.
‘Hold on, and let me have a thump at him’.
‘Git along out of this, and find a policeman for yourself’.

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1985: World Boxing Champ Barry McGuigan

Barry McGuigan wins the World Featherweight Boxing Title defeating Eusebio Pedroza over 15 rounds at Loftus Road soccer stadium in London. McGuigan’s father, singer Pat McGeegan sang Danny Boy prior to the fight

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READ: The Amazing Night Barry McGuigan Ruled Loftus Road

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McGuigan has stayed active in the fight game doing regular media work. He is also manager of Carl Frampton, another boxing phenomenon from Northern Ireland who is currently European Super Bantamweight champ and whom  McGuigan believes can win the World title

On Twitter, McGuigan has over 70,000 followers @ClonesCyclone

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This history is written by Irish author, business keynote speaker and award winning humorist IrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen. If you spot any inaccuracies or wish to make a comment, please don’t hesitate to contact us via the comment button.

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