April 05

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  • 1922 The Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) was formed. Including the Ulster Special Constabulary, by the early summer there were some 50,000 employed as regular or part-time policemen in Northern Ireland.
  • 1869 Margaret Tennant, pioneer in public social work, who was chief adviser on women’s welfare in the Ministry of Munitions during the First World War, born in Rathgar, Dublin.
  • 1916 Gregory Peck, Hollywood actor and distant relative of revolutionary Thomas Ashe (1885–1917), born in San Diego, California.
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