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.