This Day In History: IRA Attempts To Assassinate British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

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ABOVE VIDEO:  On October 12, 1984 at 2.54 a.m., the Irish Republican Army tried to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the entire British Cabinet. A bomb was placed inside the Grand Hotel in Brighton, Sussex, England where most leading members of the Conservative party were staying. It was the most devastating terrorist attack ever to have been launched on British politicians. The bomb failed to kill any of the ministers, however, five people were killed and 34 were injured in the attack.