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.
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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Transport - Westway A40 Extension - London
A rag-and-bone man's horse-drawn cart is allowed on the new Western Avenue Extension for the first and only time, when wives and children of the men who built the 2.5 mile long elevated dual carriageway were guests at a special open day organised for them by the main contractor, John Laing Construction. The extension, known as Westway, which runs from Paddington to White City, was built to relieve congestion at Shepherd's Bush caused by traffic from Western Avenue.
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