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Margaret Thatcher Becomes Prime Minister of the UK

Thatcher was Great Britain's first female prime minister, serving longer than any other British prime minister in the 20th century. While in office, she initiated what became known as the "Thatcher Revolution," a series of social and economic changes that dismantled many aspects of Britain's postwar welfare state. Before embarking on her political career, Thatcher was a research chemist working on the creation of what popular dessert food?



Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is a famous California mansion that is reputed to be haunted. Sarah Winchester, the widow of a gun magnate, began building the Winchester Mystery House in 1884 after a medium advised her to construct a house to appease the ghosts of all those killed by Winchester rifles. Construction continued for 38 years, since Sarah Winchester believed that if she stopped working on the house, she would die. What significance does the number 13 have in the mansion?

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Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak is the fourth President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. He was appointed Vice-President of the Republic after ascending the ranks of the Egyptian Air Force, and he became President after Anwar Sadat was assassinated on October 6, 1981. During his tenure, he has focused on combating economic problems and containing trends toward fundamentalist Islam. He is considered to be one of the most powerful leaders in the region. How many times has he been re-elected?

Last updated on Friday, 4th May 2007

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