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.

council tenantsTo 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 12th December in years past.

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

1969  Abolition of Hanging voted for by a large majority of MPs

Gibraltar_gate_opened1979  Council tenants to be given the right to buy their homes

1982   Gibraltar border opened by Spain for the first time in 13 years

1984   Gorbachev the next Russian leader successfully visits Britain

1988   Lockerbie town hit by crashing Pan Am jumbo jet

This week’s Birthdays

Jane Fonda15th             Miami Vice Actor Don Johnson is 65

16th            Abba singer Benny Andersson is 68

17th            DJ Simon Bates is 68

18th            Film Director Steven Spielberg is 68

20th           Actress Jenny Agutter is 62

21st           Actress Jane Fonda is 77