9 Facts About Ian Paisley

1. Carrie Underwood and Brad Ian Paisley—returning as hosts for the 11th time—then told jokes, ranging from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "A Star Is Born" to Underwood's pregnancy.

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2. In late December 2013, Ian Paisley was once again taken to hospital for "necessary tests".

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3. On 18 June 2010, Ian Paisley was created a life peer as Baron Bannside, of North Antrim in the County of Antrim, and he was introduced in the House of Lords on 5 July 2010.

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4. In 2005, Ian Paisley was made a Privy Counsellor, an appointment traditionally bestowed upon leaders of political parties in the British Parliament.

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5. At the age of 78, Ian Paisley retired from his European Parliament seat at the 2004 elections and was succeeded by Jim Allister.

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6. On the night of 6 February 1981, Ian Paisley summoned journalists to a hillside in County Antrim, where he had gathered 500 men.

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7. In the 1970 UK general election, Ian Paisley won the North Antrim seat.

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8. On 6 June 1966, Ian Paisley led a march to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church against what he claimed to be its "Romeward trend".

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9. In the 1960s, Ian Paisley developed a relationship with the fundamentalist Bob Jones University located in Greenville, South Carolina.

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