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 in history, starting 25th January

Sir Winston Churchill2004: Nasa rover looks for water on Mars – The second of two Nasa rovers sent to explore Mars has landed on the surface of the planet, where it will look for signs of water

1982: UK unemployment tops three million – The number of people out of work in Britain rises above three million for the first time since the 1930s

1945: Auschwitz death camp liberated – The Red Army liberates the Nazi’s biggest concentration camp at Auschwitz in southern Poland.

Jose-Mourinho1965: Last farewell to Churchill – Thousands of people pay their last respects to Britain’s greatest wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill who is buried today after a full state funeral.

1983: British drivers ordered to belt up – Drivers and front-seat passengers must wear seatbelts under a new law designed to reduce road deaths.

alan cummingsCelebrity Birthdays

25th – Pop singer Alicia Keys is 35

26th – Football coach Jose Mourinho is 53

27th – TV actor Alan Cumming is 50 and Take That singer Mark Owen is 44

28th – French politician Nicolas Sarkozy is 61