US President Richard Nixon was brought down by the Watergate inquiry.
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In May 1913, Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring premiered in Paris. It caused a riot.
In 1967 Australia held a referendum on rights for its Aboriginal people.
The story of the British soldiers who didn't get rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk.
Sexual abuse within the Catholic Church - listeners may find this programme distressing.
Scientists in Russia got 12 kms down before they were forced to stop
30 years ago a man-hunt was underway in the UK for a serial killer - the Yorkshire Ripper.
On May 20th 2002, East Timor finally becomes independent.
In April and May of 1943 the Jews of the Warsaw ghetto rose up against the Germans.
Thirty years ago a huge volcano erupted in the western United States - Mount St Helens.
In May 1966 China felt the first stirrings of the Cultural Revolution.
It was on May 14th 1948 that the State of Israel came into being.
It's 5 years since Uzbek troops shot hundreds of people at a demonstration in Andijan.
The day Pope John Paul the Second was shot.
In 1910 the Liberal Party held power in Britain - and campaigned through song.
On May 10th 1996 a storm brought death to the slopes of Mount Everest.
For over 50 years Major Geoffrey Langlands has worked as a teacher in Pakistan.
In May 1980 soldiers stormed the Iranian Embassy in London where hostages were being held.
Forty years ago, America's armed forces opened fire on a university campus
An american U2 spy-plane was shot down over the Soviet Union during the Cold War.