Happy Birthday Margaret Thatcher (Rest In Peace)
Born today in 1925
The first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figurehead of conservative ideology during her time in office. Born on October 13, 1925, in Grantham, England, Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s Conservative Party leader and in 1979 was elected prime minister, the first woman to hold the position. During her three terms, she cut social welfare programs, reduced trade union power and privatized certain industries. Thatcher resigned in 1991 due to unpopular policy and power struggles in her party. She died on April 8, 2013, at age 87.