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(From Guardian Unlimited)
13 October 1925
Margaret Hilda Roberts born in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Attends the University of Oxford to read chemistry and law. Becomes president of the Oxford University Conservative Association, her first political job.
Fights and loses her first parliamentary election to be MP for Dartmouth.
Marries Denis Thatcher.
Elected Conservative MP for Finchley.
Harold Macmillan appoints her junior minister of pensions and national insurance.
After the Conservative victory in the 1970 general election, Edward Heath appoints her secretary of state …