December 4

Published in On this Day listing

  • 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.
'


Copyright © 2019 History Publications Ltd, Unit 9, 78 Furze Road, Sandyford, Dublin 18, Ireland | Tel. +353-1-293 3568