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This Day the 17th of June in Irish History.

In the year: 2008
More than 1200 people bare all at Blarney Castle in Cork for a naked photo shoot by the US photographer Spencer Tunick. “Dare to Bare” is part of the Cork Midsummer Festival and proves a stunning success with the turnout taking even the most optimistic of the organisers aback.

In the year: 1800
Birth of William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse; astronomer and telescope constructor, in York

In the year: 1959
Eamon de Valera becomes President of Ireland.

In the year: 1867
Birth of John Gregg, publisher and inventor of the Gregg shorthand system, in Rockcorry, Co. Monaghan

In the year: 1903
An elephant named Sita kills her keeper tending her sore foot in Dublin Zoo. She was later put down by members of the Royal Irish Constabulary

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