General Election 1997
2nd MAY : On this day in 1997 the Labour Party won a landslide victory over the Conservatives and Tony Blair became prime Minister. Tony Blair is greeted by hundreds of Union Jack-waving supporters as he arrives in Downing Street as Prime Minister for the first time . Labour won a landslide victory in yesterday's general election, ousting the Tories from 18 years in government.
Peter Cook & Ian Hislop
Comedian Peter Cook (left), the major shareholder of the satirical magazine Private Eye, and editor Ian Hislop in jovial mood outside the Eye's Soho Headquarters in London. * when they emerged from a meeting with its accountants and announced an appeal would be lodged against the record 600, 000 libel damages awarded to the wife of the Yorkshire Ripper.
GANDHI : 1930
02/10/1869 - On this Day in History - One of the great spiritual leaders in World History, Mohandas K Gandhi, known as the Mahatma, was born in Pornader Province, India. MAHATMA GANDHI 1930: Gandhi greets supporters shortly before his arrest in Bombay for causing civil disturbances. Gandhi (1869-1948) played a major part in the struggle for Home Rule for India and was frequently imprisoned for acts of Civil Disobedience against the Raj.
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