Nollaig 2016's Blog – June 2013 Archive (2)

John Dunlap, Printer of the First Declaration of Independence

Did you know that the first copies of the Declaration of Independence were printed by an Irishman named John Dunlap who hailed from Meetinghouse Street, Strabane in County Tyrone?   He began learning his trade when he went to work for his Uncle at the tender age of ten in Philadelphia…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on June 8, 2013 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Father's Day History: Irish Fathers in Story and Song

Father's Day, according to scholars may be traced to the ruins of Babylon where they have recorded that a young boy called Elmesu carved a Father's Day message on a card made out of clay nearly 4,000 years ago. Elmesu wished his Babylonian father good health and a long life. Although there is no record of what happened to Elmesu and his father, some history books note that the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on June 8, 2013 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

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