Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of  87.  According to a spokesman, Thatcher died peacefully this morning  following a stroke.  Baroness Thatcher served Great Britain as Prime  Minister from 1979 to 1990, becoming the first woman to hold that office.   She was known as England's "Iron Lady," was re-elected twice, and became a close  friend and confidant of then-President Reagan.  Thatcher presided over a  very brief war between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands in  1982, and emphasized deregulation of businesses and industries in her  country.

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