December 04

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1971 Fifteen people, including the owner’s wife and fourteen-year-old daughter and a number of pensioners, were killed when a UVF bomb exploded at McGurk’s public house in North Queen Street, Belfast.
  • 1971 In the first major atrocity of the Northern Ireland Troubles, fifteen people, including two children and three women, were killed when a no-warning bomb, planted by the UVF, exploded in the doorway of McGurk’s public house in north Belfast.
  • 1865 Francis Fowke (42), Belfast-born soldier, engineer and architect whose projects included the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the Royal Albert Hall in London, died.

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