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Celebrate Margaret Thatcher’s Birthday with Us

Celebrate Margaret Thatcher’s Birthday with Us

We invite you to join us in learning more about Great Britain’s first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

Today marks Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s (1925-2013) birthday.  Thatcher was Britain’s Conservative Party leader and, when she was elected in 1979, she became the first female Prime Minister in Britain’s history.  Let’s honor this female pioneer with these interesting facts about her life.

– Thatcher’s family operated a grocery store which they lived above.

– She was an excellent student and studied chemistry at Oxford University.  One of her professors was Dorothy Hodgkin—a Nobel Prize-winning scientist.

– After graduating with her chemistry degree, Thatcher worked for a food science lab that helped invent soft serve ice cream.

– Thatcher gave birth to twins Max and Carol in 1953.

– In an interview 5-years before her election as Prime Minister, she revealed that she didn’t think there would be a female Prime Minister in her lifetime.

– Thatcher served 11 years and 209 days as Prime Minister, making her the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century.

– Thatcher earned the nickname “The Iron Lady” following a speech in which she voiced her staunch opposition against the Soviet Union.  A Soviet journalist intended the title as an insult, but it quickly became a term of affection and respect.

Portrayed brilliantly by Meryl Streep in the 2011 feature film of the same name, some quotes from the movie:  “‘Be careful of your thoughts, for they become your words. Be careful of your words, for they become your actions.”  Ms. Streep received her 17th Oscar nomination for her portrayal and ultimately won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show in celebrating the life and accomplishments of the amazing Margaret Thatcher. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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