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Thursday 20th of December 1973

47 years ago

1st Duke of Carrero Blanco and Grandee of Spain Luis Carrero Blanco is blown up by Basque nationalist and separatist organization Euskadi Ta Askatasuna aka ETA at the age of 69 in Calle Claudio Coello 104, Madrid, Área metropolitana de Madrid, Spain.

Over five months, the ETA commando unit using the code name Txikia dug a tunnel under the street, telling the landlord that they were student sculptors to hide their true purpose. The tunnel was packed with 80 kg of explosives that had been stolen from a Government depot. Blanco's bodyguard and driver were also killed in the operation.