On this week in history

On 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 23rd March.

Hillsborough11973   Women are allowed on the trading floor of the Stock Exchange for the first time

1977   The Labour Government survives a vote of no confidence in the Commons thanks to support from the Liberals

1981   The Liberal Democrat Party is launched by the Gang of Four to heal class divisions and reconcile the nation

1991   The Hillsborough families are angered at the verdict of accidental death in the disaster where 96 lives were lost.

1994   The maiden flight of the European Fighter took place 2 years after the planned date

alan sugarThis week’s Birthdays

23rd Athlete Mo Farrah is 32

24th Entrepeneur Alan Sugar is 68 and Cook Mary Berry  is 80

Mary Berry25th Singer Elton John is 68

26th Singer Diana Ross is 71

27th Film Director Quentin Tarantino is 52

29th Model Elle Macpherson is 51