This week in history – 24th November 2014

This week in history – 24th November 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 24th November, in years past.

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

Brinks Mat Robbery1968  The Race Relations Act  makes it illegal to discriminate on the grounds of ethnic origin

1973   Government of Greece    is toppled by the Armed Forces

1983   Brinks Mat robbery    theft from warehouse at Heathrow is Britain’s largest robbery

1990   Margaret Thatcher resigns     as she tearfully tenders her resignation to the Queen

2005   Twenty Four Hour drinking    as pubs can open all day in England and Wales

Billy ConnollyThis week’s Birthdays

24th         Comedian  Billy Connolly is 72

25th         Choreographer Bruno Tonioli  is 59

27th         Likely lad   Rodney Bewes  is  77

28th          Actor  Martin Clunes  is 55 and politician Alastair Darling is 61

30th         Football pundit and crisp promoter Gary Lineker  is 54