Facts about the controversial prime minister in ‘The Crown’

More than 30 years since she was last in power, Margaret Thatcher remains a divisive figure in Britain. Some see the prime minister as having saved the country from economic decline, while others believe she destroyed the livelihoods of millions of workers. But none can deny that Thatcher became a legend in her own lifetime. 

Margaret Thatcher talking on a cell phone: October 1985: British prime minister Margaret Thatcher looking pensive at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool.

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October 1985: British prime minister Margaret Thatcher looking pensive at the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool.

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Early years

Born Margaret Roberts on Oct. 13, 1925, Thatcher had a humble but comfortable upbringing, living with her family in an apartment above her parents’ grocery store in Grantham, Lincolnshire. In addition to being a grocer, Thatcher’s father, Alfred Roberts, was also a preacher and a local politician, having held a seat on the local town council for several years and serving

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Colt Single Action Army Revolver Facts

On October 26, 1881, shots rang out at the O.K. Corral. Within the first 30 seconds of the shootout, three members of the Clanton gang were killed. Men on both sides, including Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Billy Clanton, would become legends in part because of what happened in Tombstone, Arizona. They were firing a legendary weapon, too.

The Colt Single Action Army held many names over the years. First came its clunky official title, the New Model Army Metallic Cartridge Revolving Pistol. But soon it became known as the Frontier, the Equalizer, the Model P, and most famously, the Peacemaker.

There was no peace that October day in Tombstone. But the shootout was one of many that cemented the reputation of this six-chamber gun that saw more than 20 years service with the United States Army and became the iconic revolver of the West.

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5 Scientific Facts We Learned Just By Watching The Moon

The brightest object in the night sky, our Moon is an unmistakable sight.

Beyond its skyward motion and changing phases, naked-eye lunar observations yield tremendous scientific knowledge.

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Wearable Fitness Electronics and Technology Market : Key Facts and Forecast Predictions Presented

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Nov 20, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Kenneth Research has published a detailed report on Wearable Fitness Electronics and Technology Market which has been categorized by market size, growth indicators and encompasses detailed market analysis on macro trends and region-wise growth in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa region. The report also includes the challenges that are affecting the growth of the industry and offers strategic evaluation that is required to boost the growth of the market over the period of 2017-2025.

According to the statistics by the GSM Association, 1.8 billion 5G connections are to be registered by 2025. The market is segmented by various factors into SEGMENTS. The report further contains detailed assessment of each of the segment.



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The Technology 202: Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wants voters to have the facts

The group’s mission has taken on a new level of significance since the 2016 election, with fake news and “alternate facts” frequently in the headlines. The organization recently launched a $10 million campaign, which has been running ads during the presidential debates to encourage voters to “find the nonpartisan facts behind the real stories.”

We recently spoke about that work and some of the top regulatory issues facing the tech industry. Here’s our conversation, edited for length and clarity.  

Obviously you had a lot of experience with antitrust at Microsoft, and the Department of Justice just brought an antitrust case against Google. Do you have any advice for Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai?

Whatever youre going to do, wherever youre willing to do, whatever you think is going to be done with you and to you, its better to be done sooner than later.


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