4th December

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1983 IRA gunmen killed in SAS ambush SAS soldiers involved in an undercover operation in Northern Ireland shoot two IRA gunmen dead and injure a third man who escapes.
1976 Benjamin Britten dies British composer Benjamin Britten dies at his Suffolk home at the age of 63
1971 Belfast pub demolished by bomb A bomb explodes in a Catholic pub in Belfast killing 10 people and injuring 17 more.
1961 Birth control pill available to all Health minister, Enoch Powell, announces that the birth control 'pill' will be availble on the National Health Service

 

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On This Day - 4th December