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.

george v1To 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 15th February.

1971: D-Day delivers new UK currency – The British Government launches a new decimal currency across the country.

1952: King George VI is laid to rest – King George is buried at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle after a solemn procession through London.

Mir Space STation1979: China invades Vietnam – China sends hundreds of troops into Vietnam after weeks of tension and a military build-up along the border.

1986: Soviets launch space station Mir – The Soviets open a new phase in space exploration with the launch of the world’s biggest space station, Mir.


Celebrity birthdaysBT Sport Industry Awards held at the Battersea Evolution - Arrivals. Featuring: Rebecca Adlington Where: London, United Kingdom When: 30 Apr 2015 Credit: Daniel Deme/WENN.com

15th – Model and television presenter Janice Dickinson is 61

16th – Actor Christopher Ecclestone is 52

17th – Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington is 27

18th – Actor John Travolta is 61