5th December

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1995 Tamil Tigers driven out of Jaffna Following a 49 day operation, Sri Lankan troops drive the Tamil Tigers guerillas out of the northern city of Jaffna.
1991 Robert Maxwell's business faces bankruptcy Mirror Group Newspapers reveals debts of £1 billion and administrators are called in. It is revealed that Robert Maxwell has removed £350 million from the company's pension fund without proper authority.
1989 Margaret Thatcher defeats first challenge to her leadership Margaret Thatcher defeats Sir Anthony Meyer to retain the leadership of the Conservative Party
1791 Wolfgang Mozart dies Wolfgang Mozart dies after a series of illnesses.
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