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  • Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 1, 1997

    Theresa May

    A Seat in Parliament

    Maidenhead, England
    Thursday May 1, 1997

    Ahead of the 1997 general election, May was selected as the Conservative candidate for Maidenhead, a new seat which was created from parts of the seats of Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham. She was elected with 25,344 votes (49.8%), almost double the total of second-placed Andrew Terence Ketteringham of the Liberal Democrats, who took 13,363 votes (26.3%).




  • England
    Friday May 2, 1997

    Tony Blair

    Blair as a Prime Minister

    England
    Friday May 2, 1997

    Blair became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 2 May 1997, serving concurrently as First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and Leader of the Labour Party.




  • U.S.
    Saturday May 3, 1997

    Dwayne Johnson

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday May 3, 1997

    Johnson married Dany García on May 3, 1997. They have one child.




  • Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 12, 1997

    First Chechen War

    On peace and the principles of Russian-Chechen relations

    Moscow, Russia
    Monday May 12, 1997

    Six months after the Khasav-Yurt Accord, on 12 May 1997, Chechen-elected president Aslan Maskhadov traveled to Moscow where he and Yeltsin signed a formal treaty "on peace and the principles of Russian-Chechen relations" that Maskhadov predicted would demolish "any basis to create ill-feelings between Moscow and Grozny".




  • U.S.
    Monday May 12, 1997

    Amazon

    Barnes & Noble sued Amazon

    U.S.
    Monday May 12, 1997

    Barnes & Noble sued Amazon on May 12, 1997, alleging that Amazon's claim to be "the world's largest bookstore" was false because it "...isn't a bookstore at all. It's a book broker." The suit was later settled out of court and Amazon continued to make the same claim.




  • Thailand
    Wednesday May 14, 1997

    1997 Asian financial crisis

    Speculative attacks

    Thailand
    Wednesday May 14, 1997

    On 14 May and 15 May 1997, the Thai baht was hit by massive speculative attacks.




  • Stavropol Krai, Russia
    Wednesday May 28, 1997

    Second Chechen War

    Bomb exploded in the Russian railway station of Pyatigorsk

    Stavropol Krai, Russia
    Wednesday May 28, 1997

    Two died on 28 May 1997, when another bomb exploded in the Russian railway station of Pyatigorsk (Stavropol Krai).


  • Sintra, Portugal
    Thursday May 29, 1997

    NATO Establishment

    Forming The Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council

    Sintra, Portugal
    Thursday May 29, 1997

    Between 1994 and 1997, wider forums for regional cooperation between NATO and its neighbors were set up, like the Partnership for Peace, the Mediterranean Dialogue initiative and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.


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