Margaret Thatcher

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Full Name: Margaret Thatcher [Margaret Hilda Roberts]
Nationality: British

Profession: British Prime Minister
Why Famous: First female British Prime Minister, known as 'The Iron Lady'.

Born: October 13, 1925
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

Died: April 8, 2013 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Stroke

Married Life

  • 1951-12-13 British PM Margaret Thatcher (26) weds businessman Denis Thatcher (36) at Wesley's Chapel in City Road, London

Historical Events in the Life of Margaret Thatcher

  • 1970-06-20 British government of Edward Heath forms (with Margaret Thatcher in the Cabinet)
  • 1975-02-11 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party
  • 1975-02-20 Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party
  • 1979-05-04 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1983-01-09 British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
  • 1983-06-09 Margaret Thatcher's Conservative Party wins British parliamentary election
  • 1984-10-12 IRA bombs the Grand Hotel, Brighton, where British PM Margaret Thatcher is staying, 5 die
  • 1984-12-19 China PR Premier Zhao Ziyang & British PM Margaret Thatcher sign Hong Kong Treaty
  • 1985-01-29 Oxford University refuses to award Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher an honorary degree
  • 1986-05-24 Margaret Thatcher becomes 1st British PM to visit Israel
  • 1987-06-11 Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a 3rd consecutive term
  • 1988-01-03 Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century
  • 1988-11-16 President Reagan and the First Lady participate in the official state arrival ceremony, meetings and a state dinner with Margaret Thatcher
  • 1990-11-01 Last of Margaret Thatcher's original government resigns, Deputy PM Howe
  • 1990-11-14 Michael Heseltine contests Margaret Thatcher's leadership of the British Conservative Party
  • 1990-11-20 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher fails to defeat Michael Heseltine's bid for leadership of the Conservative Party
  • 1990-11-22 Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister
  • 1990-11-27 British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader ( and hence as Prime Minister)
  • 1990-11-28 Margaret Thatcher resigns as Britain's PM, replaced by John Major
  • 1992-06-30 Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.

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