The Six-Day War and Devaluation
In 1967 the Israelis went to war against the Egyptians and the Jordanians. They captured the Sinai Dessert to the Suez Canal, the Golan Heights, the west bank of the Jordan but most important of all, they had Jerusalem.
President de Gaulle had once more vetoed Britain's attempt to open negotiations for Common Market membership.
On November 19th 1967, the pound was devalued by the government from $2.80 to $2.40.
CHRISTIAN NEETHLING BARNARD (born 1922)
- Pioneered open heart surgery and organ transplant.
- Went to Cape Town medical school in his native South Africa
- Went to America to research
- Performed the first open heart surgery in Cape Town in 1967
- First patient lived for 18 days but died of pneumonia
- Second patient survived for more than a year
Jeremy Thorpe became leader of the Liberal Party in 1967.
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|1963||The Profumo Affair |
Harold Macmillan resigns due to ill health as Tory PM and is succeeded by Sir Alec Douglas-Home
|1964||Labour win General Election. Harold Wilson PM|
|1965 ||Winston Churchill dies|
Sir Alec Douglas-Home resigns as Tory leader and is succeeded by Edward Heath
|1966 ||Barclay's Bank introduces the first British credit card|
|1967 ||£sterling devalued|
|1968 ||The Commonwealth Immigration Act is passed|
Anti Vietnam War riots throughout Europe
|1969 ||Extra troops sent to Ulster - start of present "Troubles" |
Prince Charles becomes the Prince of Wales
|1970 ||General Election. Edward Heath becomes Tory PM|
|1971 ||The Industrial Relations Act is passed|
Decimal Currency introduced
|1972 ||The Northern Irish Parliament is replaced by Westminster|
|Sixties pop artists and groups|
|||The Rolling Stones|
|||Scott McKenzie and the Flowerpot Men|