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Sir Edward Heath

27 Jul
1965: Heath is new Tory leader

01 Jan
1973: Britain joins the EEC

11 Aug
1971: Admiral's Cup triumph for Heath

22 Dec
1974: Heath's home is bombed

14 Aug
1979: Freak storm hits yacht race


Sir Edward Heath

22 Jul
1965: Sir Alec steps down from top of Tory tree

16 Dec
1969: MPs vote to abolish hanging

19 Jun
1970: Shock election win for Heath

20 Jan
1972: UK unemployment tops one million

06 Nov
1972: Pay and price freeze aims to curb inflation

09 Dec
1973: Sunningdale Agreement signed

07 Feb
1974: Heath calls snap election over miners

06 Mar
1974: Miners' strike comes to an end

28 May
1974: Strikes topple NI power-sharing body

11 Oct
1974: Labour scrapes working majority

22 Oct
1974: Bomb blast in London club

11 Feb
1975: Tories choose first woman leader

10 Dec
1990: Iraq frees British hostages


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