October 12

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1969 Louise Gavan Duffy, teacher and revolutionary, daughter of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, died.
  • 1984 The IRA bombed the Grand Hotel, Brighton, during the Conservative Party conference, killing five, including two high-profile members of that party, and injuring a further 31.
  • 1866 Ramsey McDonald, who led Britain’s first Labour Party governments (1924, 1929–31) and a National Government (1931–5), born in Morayshire, Scotland, the son of a farm labourer.
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