Today, April 8, 2013, the 88th year of life died first and so far only female prime minister Margaret Thatcher. The cause of death is called a stroke. Margaret Thatcher was one of the outstanding political figures of Great Britain. Earned the nickname "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher was among the first to prove that women can not lead the country worse than men.
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1. Margaret Thatcher was the British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990.
2. Margaret Hilda Roberts was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, in 1925 in the family of a local grocer.
3. In 1951, she married a divorced businessman Denis Thatcher and started to prepare for the exam to practice in private legal practice. In 1953, she became a l awyer , and in the same year gave birth to twins, Mark and Carol.
4. In this photo, Margaret Thatcher talking to a c himney sweep in Dartford's campaign for a seat in Parliament in 1951. In that year, she did not get into Parliament, but in 1959, she finally got a job from the Conservative Party.
5. Mrs. Thatcher is outside Downing Street in 1979 as the first female Prime Minister. She promised that the Conservative Party would reduce income tax state. costs and facilitate the purchase of private property.
6. As prime minister Margaret Thatcher soon developed an image of the "Iron Lady."
7. Its tough reputation, it only strengthened during the war against Argentina in the fight for the Falklands.
8. She survived the attack in 1984: then the IRA blew up the hotel "Brighton", where she lived during the Conservative Party conference. The blast struck the chimney. Killed five people.
9. Mrs. Thatcher was a good friend of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, who was considered his political ally. After his death, she called Reagan the greatest American who "won the Cold War."
10. Her work as the Prime Minister started to cause problems after it sparked controversy in the Conservative Party over Europe and the poll tax.
11. As a result, in 1990, by her own party sent her to resign. After that she returned to Downing Street, 10, and soon left the famous residence in front of the national press. There were no tears.
12. In 2007, Baroness Thatcher became the first living ex-Prime Minister, who dedicated the statue in the House of Commons.
13. Although the Conservative Party has gone through some minor unpleasant moments that influenced her short reign, she continued to perform certain public events.
14. Margaret Thatcher called the most influential British political figure after Churchill and one of the most important political figures in the UK XX century.
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