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Harold Wilson surrounded by children waving leaflets 1966: Harold Wilson wins sweeping victory

Labour is on course to win the general election with a majority of about 100 seats in the House of Commons.

1986: Greater London Council abolished
Thousands of people take part in festivities to mark the historic final hours of 97 years of local rule in London.

The Dalai Lama pictured in September 1959 in India 1959: Dalai Lama escapes to India
The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, crosses the border into India after an epic 15-day journey on foot over the Himalayan mountains.

Trafalgar Square 1990: Violence flares in poll tax demonstration
An anti-poll tax rally in central London erupts into the worst riots in the city for a century.

Queen Mary 1953: Queen Mary laid to rest in Windsor
More than 1,500 attend the funeral of Queen Mary at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

1972: CND begins march to Aldermaston
More than 500 people attend a rally in London ahead of a four-day demonstration against nuclear arms.
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