The former US First Lady's romance with the world's richest man in the 1960s.
How apartheid destroyed one of the last multiracial communities in 1950s South Africa.
Striking workers and students filled the streets calling for an end to British rule.
Drummer Jimmy Cobb recalls playing with Miles Davis on the album that changed jazz forever
In October 2006, the campaigning Russian journalist was shot outside her Moscow flat.
In 1976, schoolchildren marched in protest at the apartheid regime in South Africa.
Only one person voted against giving the US president extra powers after 9/11: Barbara Lee
In October 1967, the Marxist revolutionary was captured and killed in Bolivia.
Massive demonstrations in the East German city heralded the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In 1964, author Ken Kesey led a group of friends on a psychedelic road trip across the USA
Chinese leader Mao Zedong died on 9 September 1976. Sidney Rittenberg knew him well.
The murder of 35 people by one gunman led to sweeping changes in Australia's gun laws.
Harry Wu was a young student jailed for nearly 20 years in Communist China.
In April 2004, the murder of a young student provoked a wave of protests in Argentina.
Steve Biko led South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement before he was killed in 1977.
On 13 July 1954, celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo died at the age of 47.
In July 1944 a group of German officers attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
In April 1979, the brutal Ugandan ruler Idi Amin was ousted by invading Tanzanian troops.
In April 1967, seven years of military dictatorship began in Greece.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer broke the gender barrier and ran the historic Boston Marathon.
In the 1960s, Germany recruited hundreds of thousands of foreign workers, many from Turkey
On March 20 1974, Princess Anne escaped a kidnap attempt close to Buckingham Palace.
In early 1947, Chinese nationalist forces killed thousands of Taiwanese islanders.
A former left-wing Sandinista soldier talks about the war against US-backed Contras.
In 1983, the Philippines opposition leader was shot dead on his return from exile.
In February 1974, Russia's most famous dissident writer was sent into exile in the West.
In February 1979, Iran was undergoing a revolution which would lead to an Islamic state.
At the 1988 Winter Olympics, an East German and an American ice dancer were vying for Gold
In 1985, the celebrated gorilla expert was murdered at her research station in Rwanda.
In 1964 a group of West German students helped more than 50 people escape from East Berlin