Skull of Simon of Sudbury, who met a grisly end when insurgents stormed the Tower of London during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. They dragged him from his chamber to Tower Hill, struck off his head and placed it on a spike on Tower Bridge.
"Several metres above the ground, a lone protester hangs on to a street light pole in London's Trafalgar Square at the height of the famous Poll Tax Riot on 31st March 1990 as flames erupt from a building site on The Strand."
Elected to Congress in 1870, Josiah T. Walls became Florida’s first elected black Congressman. Born a slave in 1842, he was conscripted by the Confederate Army and captured in Yorktown by Union forces in 1862. Walls then enlisted in the U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment in 1863 where he rose in rank to First Sergeant. After passage of the U.S. Military Reconstruction Act of 1867, Walls joined the Republican Party and within three years was a member of Congress.
Margaret Thatcher - Irish hunger strike; Falklands War; sold council housing to tenants; miners' strike 1984–85; privatisation of many previously government-owned industries; decreased the power of trade unions; negotiation of the UK rebate towards the European Community budget; Brighton hotel bombing; Sino-British Joint Declaration; Anglo-Irish Agreement; Westland Affair; abolition of GLC; Section 28; the "Poll tax" and Poll Tax Riots; Lockerbie bombing; end of the Cold War; Gulf War.