On this week in history

On this week in history

Harold_MacmillanEvery 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 in history, starting 28th December

1957: Foot-and-mouth shuts down abattoir – One of Britain’s largest abattoirs closes down after foot-and-mouth disease is found in cattle waiting to be slaughtered.

stan lee1986: Harold Macmillan dies – Lord Stockton, the former Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, dies aged 92.

1995: Serial killer West found hanged – Fred West, the Gloucestershire builder charged with 12 murders, is found dead in his prison cell.

alex ferguson1980: Steel workers strike over pay – Steel workers are staging their first national strike for more than fifty years.

Celebrity Birthdays

28th – Marvel Comics’ writer, publisher and editor Stan Lee is 93 years old

29th – British actor Jude Law is 43

31st – Football manager/coach Alex Ferguson is 74