On this week in History

On this week in History

Jomo KenyattaEvery 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 6th April 2015

1953   Jomo Kenyatta is sentenced to 7 years hard labour for his part in the Mau Mau uprising

1968   Race Riots break out in USA after the assassination of Martin Luther King

1986   Clint Eastwood is voted in as mayor of Carmel after a landslide victory

Mayor Eastwood1997   Martin Bell veteran war reporter turns politician to stand for parliament

1998   Northern Ireland Peace the Good Friday Agreement is reached after two years of talks with Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern

2005   Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles in a civil ceremony in Windsor

Russell_CroweThis week’s Birthdays

7th            Actor Russell Crowe is 52

8th             Singer Julian Lennon is 52 and ex UN secretary Kofi Annam   is 77

Jeremy Clarkson9th             Publisher Hugh Hefner is 89

10th            Actor Omar Sharif is 83

11th           Presenter Jeremy Clarkson is 55

12th          Teenage heartthrob David Cassidy is 65