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THE NHS STORYDecade Quiz

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'1979'

  • Strikes by public sector employees in so-called Winter of Discontent

  • First successful fallopian tube transplant

  • Trevor Francis becomes Britain's first 1 million footballer

  • Yorkshire Ripper continues his reign of terror

  • Nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania, threatens to explode, releasing large amounts of radioactivity

  • Milk goes up to 15p a pint

  • Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first woman prime minister as Conservatives win the Election

  • John Wayne dies at 72

  • Jeremy Thorpe is found not guilty

  • Sebastian Coe runs a mile in a record three minutes 48.95 seconds

  • The postal service is to be split from the telephone network

  • State funeral of Lord Mountbatten, killed by the IRA

  • Four convicted of murdering Carl Bridgewater

  • Anthony Blunt, the Queen's art advisor, revealed as Russian spy



 
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