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45 May 8 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] VE Day
45 Jul 5 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour Government formed (146 majority)
45 Aug 6 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Hiroshima destroyed by A-bomb
45 Aug 16 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] VJ Day
49 Jan 31 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Margaret Roberts selected Conservative candidate for Dartford
50 Feb 23 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour Government formed (5 majority)
51 Oct 25 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative Government formed (13 majority)
51 Dec 13 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Marriage of Margaret Roberts and Denis Thatcher
55 Apr 5 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Churchill resigned as Prime Minister; Eden succeeded
55 May 26 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative Government formed (58 majority)
56 Jul 26 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Nasser announced nationalisation of Suez Canal
56 Oct 30 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Anglo-French ultimatum to Israel and Egypt; Soviet invasion of Hungary
56 Oct 31 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Anglo-French forces began action against Egypt; abandoned under US pressure 7 Nov
57 Jan 9 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Eden resigned as Prime Minister; Macmillan succeeded (10 Jan)
57 Mar 25 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Treaty of Rome
58 Jan 6 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Thorneycroft, Powell and Birch resigned as Treasury Ministers
58 Jul 31 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] MT adopted candidate for Finchley
59 Oct 8 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative Government formed (100 majority)
61 Oct 9 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] MT appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary (Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance)
62 Jul 13 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] "Night of the Long Knives": 7 of 21 Cabinet Ministers sacked
63 Jan 14 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] De Gaulle vetoed British entry to EEC
63 Jun 4 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Profumo resigned
63 Oct 10 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Macmillan’s decision to resign as PM announced; Home succeeded; Macleod and Powell refused to serve (13 Oct)
64 Oct 15 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour Government formed (4 majority); MT became a shadow spokesman on pensions
65 Jul 25 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Home resigned as Conservative leader; Heath elected successor (28 Jul)
65 Oct 18 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] MT moved to shadow Housing and Land
65 Nov 11 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Rhodesia declared UDI
66 Mar 31 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour Government formed (98 majority)
66 Apr 19 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] MT moved to shadow Treasury as deputy to Iain Macleod
67 Jun 5 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Middle East: Six Day War (ended 10 Jun)
67 Oct 10 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] MT appointed to Shadow Cabinet, responsible for Fuel and Power
68 Apr 20 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Enoch Powell's "River Tiber" speech; Powell fired from Shadow Cabinet (21 Apr)
68 Aug 20 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia
68 Nov 14 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] MT reshuffled to shadow Transport
69 Aug 14 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Northern Ireland: troops deployed in Belfast
69 Oct 21 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] MT appointed shadow education spokesman
70 Jan 30 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Selsdon Park Shadow Cabinet (manifesto meeting); ended 1 Feb
70 Jun 18 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative Government formed (majority 31)
70 Jun 19 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] MT given her first Cabinet post (Secretary of State for Education and Science)
70 Jun 30 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Circular 10/70, withdrawing compulsion to go comprehensive
72 Jan 9 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Miners' strike began
72 Jan 20 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Unemployment passed 1m
72 Jan 30 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] "Bloody Sunday": British troops killed 13 in Londonderry
72 Feb 10 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Saltley Coke depot closed by pickets
72 Feb 19 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Heath conceded miners' demands
72 Mar 21 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget: full scale reflation
72 Mar 22 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Industry White Paper, basis of 1972 Industry Act
72 Mar 24 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Northern Ireland: Stormont suspended; direct rule began
72 Jun 23 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Sterling floated: left European `snake' and unpegged from dollar
72 Nov 6 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Statutory control of pay, prices, dividends and rents (Phase I)
72 Dec 6 We Info Only Key [Chronology] MT's White Paper published: Education: A Framework for Expansion
73 Jan 1 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Britain acceded to the European Community
73 Oct 6 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Arab-Israeli War (ended 24 Oct); oil price increased 70 per cent
73 Oct 8 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] Phase III announced: 2.25 or 7 per cent; inflation linked `threshold' payments
73 Nov 12 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] NUM overtime ban began; State of Emergency following day
73 Dec 9 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Sunningdale Agreement
73 Dec 13 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] Three day week announced
74 Feb 7 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election called for 28 Feb
74 Feb 10 Su Info Only Key [Chronology] Miners' strike began (ended 11 Mar)
74 Feb 28 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election: no overall majority for any party
74 Mar 2 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] Heath offered Liberals seats in coalition; rejected by them
74 May 15 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Northern Ireland: Loyalist strike began; executive resigned (28 May)
74 Jun 22 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph’s Upminster speech
74 Sep 5 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph’s Preston speech
74 Oct 10 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election: Labour majority of three
74 Oct 19 Sa Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph’s Edgbaston speech
74 Nov 21 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Keith Joseph told MT he would not stand for the leadership; MT decided she would
75 Feb 4 Tu Full Text Key [Chronology] Conservative leadership first ballot: Heath resigned
75 Feb 11 Tu Full Text Key [Chronology] Conservative leadership second ballot: MT elected leader
75 Feb 18 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Shadow Cabinet complete
75 Apr 9 We Info Only Key [Chronology] MT met Ronald Reagan for the first time (or possibly the second)
75 Jun 5 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] European Referendum: 67.2 per cent for; 32.8 per cent against (64 per cent turnout)
75 Jul 1 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Labour Government proposed pay policy; White Paper (11 Jly)
75 Sep 13 Sa Info Only Key [Chronology] MT visited USA and Canada (returned 26 Spt)
75 Nov 27 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Ross McWhirter murdered by IRA - MT given 24 hour police protection
76 Mar 16 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Wilson announced his resignation as Prime Minister
76 Apr 5 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] Callaghan elected Labour leader; became Prime Minister
76 Apr 7 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Government lost its majority (Stonehouse resigned whip)
76 Sep 28 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Sterling crisis resumed: Healey turned back from Heathrow
76 Oct 4 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] The Right Approach published
76 Dec 1 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Shadow Cabinet decided to oppose devolution on 2R; Buchanan-Smith and Rifkind resigned
76 Dec 15 We Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget: Letter of Intent to IMF published (loan granted 3 Jan 77)
77 Feb 22 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] HC: devolution guillotine defeated 312:283
77 Mar 23 We Full Text Key [Chronology] Lib-Lab Pact
78 Jul 21 Fr Full Text Key [Chronology] Stage 3 White Paper: 5 per cent pay guideline
78 Sep 7 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Callaghan surprise broadcast: no autumn General Election
79 Jan 3 We Full Text Key [Chronology] Lorry drivers’ strike began; "Winter of Discontent" peaking
79 Jan 10 We Full Text Key [Chronology] Callaghan's return from Guadelope Summit: "Crisis, What Crisis?" ( Sun )
79 Mar 28 We Full Text Key [Chronology] HC: Government fell
79 Mar 29 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election announced for 3 May
79 Mar 30 Fr Info Only Key [Chronology] Airey Neave murdered by INLA
79 May 3 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] General Election: Conservative victory (43 majority)
79 May 4 Fr Full Text Key [Chronology] MT appointed Prime Minister
79 Jun 7 Th Info Only Key [Chronology] European Elections
79 Jun 12 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Budget
79 Jul 31 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Lusaka Commonwealth Meeting began (ended 8 Aug)
79 Aug 27 Mo Info Only Key [Chronology] IRA murdered Mountbatten and 18 soldiers (Warrenpoint)
79 Oct 23 Tu Info Only Key [Chronology] Exchange controls abolished
79 Nov 29 Th Full Text Key [Chronology] Dublin European Council (ended 30 Nov); budget row
79 Dec 24 Mo Full Text Key [Chronology] USSR invaded Afghanistan
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