Callaghan, Leonard James
Born: Mar 27, 1912 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 92 years of age.
1912 - Born on the 27th of March in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. British politician.
1929 - At the age of 17 he left to work as a clerk for the Inland Revenue.
1931 - Joined the Maidstone branch of Labour Party.
1934 - He was transferred to Inland offices in London.
1937 - Callaghan was appointed as a full-time union official.
1943 - He joined the Royal Navy Patrol Service in World War II, rising to the rank of Lieutenant.
1945 - Assigned to the Indian Fleet and was serving on HMS Elizabeth in the Indian Ocean.
1964 - Served as British Chancellor of the Exchequer.
1967-1970 - Became the British home secretary.
1974 - He served as British foreign secretary.
1976 - Leader of Labor Party.
- He was the British prime minister.
1980 - Resigned as leader of the Labour Party in September.
1983 - Became Father of the House as the longest continuously serving member of the Commons.
2005 - On 14th of February, he became the longest-lived British Prime Minister, surpassing Harold Macmillan.
- He died at his farm in Ringmer, East Sussex on 26th of March, on the eve of his 93rd birthday.
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