This week in History

This week in History

Every week we go back to re-visit some of the significant happenings that took place in living memory; just about, for some of us.

To remind ourselves of how life has changed and how some things stay the same it is fascinating to note what made the news this week, starting 8th December in years past.

Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.

Eddie kidd1952  London Fog    clears after four days of chaos

1975  Icelandic gunboat opens fire on British fishery support vessels in Cod War

1979   Eddie Kidd daredevil motorcycle stuntman    leaps a 80’ gap over an aqueduct in Essex

1981   Martial Law imposed in Poland and Solidarity leaders arrested

1992   Princess Anne       marries Timothy Lawrence in Scotland

This week’s Birthdays

Bill Bryson8th          Writer    Bill Bryson is 63

9th          Actors   Kirk Douglas is 98 and Judi Dench is 80

10th         Actor   Kenneth Brannah is  54

12th          Singer   Dionne Warwick is 74 and Irish entertainer Daniel O’Donnell is 53

13th          Actor Dick van Dyke is 88 and Robert Lindsay   is 63