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Wreckage of McGurk's bar 1971: Bomb demolishes crowded Belfast pub

At least 10 people die and 17 are injured after a bomb explodes in McGurk's Bar, a crowded Catholic pub in Belfast.

Terry Anderson 1991: Last US hostage freed
The final American hostage in Lebanon is released by his captors after almost seven years of captivity.

Police at the scene 1983: IRA gunmen shot dead in SAS ambush
Police are searching for an IRA gunman who escaped as two of his colleagues were shot dead by the SAS.

Steel worker at Corus plant nr Wolverhampton 2003: US pulls back from steel trade war
The United States withdraws a punitive tax on imported steel to avoid a damaging trade war between America and Europe.

Dr Wiseman 1961: Birth control pill 'available to all'
Women who wish to take oral contraception may do so on the National Health Service.

1976: 'Genius' composer Benjamin Britten dies
Tributes are being paid to a modest and "brilliant" composer who died today.
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