This week in history – 6th October 2014

This week in history – 6th October 2014

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 6th October, in years past.

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

MaryRose1959   Fire on Southend Pier   300 are rescued after being cut off by fire on the world’s largest pleasure pier

1973   First commercial radio    in Britain is broadcast

1975   Liz Taylor and Richard Burton    re-marry  only 16 months after getting divorced

1982   The Mary Rose  rises to the surface after 437 on the sea bed

1984   A bomb explodes in Brighton  where the  Tory cabinet staying for the Party Conference

1992   One third of deep coal mines  are to close The Government announce

Desmond tutuThis week’s Birthdays

7th        Archbishop  Desmond Tutu   is 83 and President Vladamir Putin is 62

8th        Actor   Bill Maynard   is 86 and Sigourney Weaver is 65

Bobby_Charlton9th         TV personality  Sharon Osborne is 62  and David Cameron is 48

11th        Footballer Bobby Charlton   is 77

12th       Broadcaster Angela Rippon  is 70