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1979-90: Prime Minister Chronology

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87 Oct 19 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] "Black Monday": Dow Jones fell 23 per cent
84 Jun 27 We Info Only Major [Chronology] "Day of Action" for miners received uneven support
87 Feb 22 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] "Louvre Accord" to halt decline in the dollar; Lawson began shadowing Deutschmark
87 Oct 16 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] "The Great Storm": hurricane in southern England
87 Mar 6 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] Herald of Free Enterprise sank off Zeebrugge; 187 killed
87 Apr 27 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] Independent published extracts from Spycatcher ; contempt proceedings began
86 Jul 20 Su Full Text Major [Chronology] Sunday Times report of rift between MT and monarch over South Africa
88 Feb 18 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Next Steps published: reform of civil service
83 Jun 9 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] 1983 General Election: Conservative majority 144
84 Jul 10 Tu Info Only Major [Chronology] 1st national dock strike (over coal imports; ended 20 Jly)
80 Oct 27 Mo Info Only Major [Chronology] 1st Republican hunger strike began (ended 18 Dec)
85 Sep 13 Fr Info Only Minor [Chronology] 24 Soviet diplomats expelled from UK (retaliation 14 Nov)
84 Aug 24 Fr Full Text Major [Chronology] 2nd national dock strike (ended 18 Spt)
81 Mar 1 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] 2nd Republican hunger strike began (ended 3 Oct)
83 Jun 16 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] Abolition of CPRS announced
87 Jan 8 Th Info Only Minor [Chronology] AIDS education campaign launched
88 Jul 17 Su Info Only Major [Chronology] Alan Walters to return as MT's Economic Adviser
84 Feb 9 Th Info Only Major [Chronology] Andropov died; MT attended funeral (14 Feb)
87 Jul 17 Fr Info Only Major [Chronology] Anglo-American summit in Washington
85 Jan 26 Sa Full Text Major Anglo-Dutch summit at Chequers
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