June 2

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  • 1964 Eddie McAteer was elected leader of the Nationalist Party at Stormont. In February 1965 the party assumed the role of official opposition in the Northern Ireland parliament.
  • 1994 An RAF Chinook helicopter crashed on the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland, in foggy conditions, resulting in the deaths of all 25 passengers and crew on board, including almost all of the UK’s Northern Ireland intelligence experts.

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