The Iron Lady Has Gone
April 9, 2013 1 Comment
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Hilda Thatcher passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013 of a stroke at the age of 87 years. Margaret Thatcher is the longest-serving prime minister in England, ie 1979 to 1990. Former chemistry researcher is also the only female prime minister in the history of England.
Her personality, firm political attitudes and not easily compromise make her earned the nickname “Iron Lady“.
Here are some important moments during her life:
– Born with the name Margaret Roberts on October 13, 1925.
– For the first time in the election of Parliament in 1950.
– Married to businessman Denis Thatcher in 1951.
– Elected a member of Parliament from the Conservative Party for the Finchley area in 1959.
– Selected to the Minister of Education by PM Ted Heath in 1970.
– Becoming the first female prime minister in 1979.
– Sends troops to take over the Falklands Islands in 1982.
– Wins absolute election 1983.
– Survivors of a bomb attack by the Irish Republican Army in the Hotel Brighton in 1984.
– Winning the 1987 elections for the third time.
– Resigned after facing the challenges of leadership in 1990.
(Source CNN, Kompas /Image number10.gov.uk)