How black leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York in February 1965.
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It is 21 years since the left-wing Sandinista government in Nicaragua lost power
How Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev secretly denounced Stalin as a tyrant
The mood across South Africa in the 1950s as the Apartheid laws were being put in place
How people power brought down President Marcos of the Philippines in 1986.
How Algeria's experiement with democracy ended in civil war and a state of emergency.
On 1 March 1932, the baby son of one of the most famous men in America went missing
Dolly the sheep was the first successfully cloned mammal in the world
In February 1779 the British seafarer Captain Cook was beaten to death in Hawaii
The British colony of Singapore fell to Japanese forces on this day in 1942
On February 14 2005, Lebanese politician Rafik Hariri was assassinated
In February 1837 the great Russian poet - Alexander Pushkin died
On 9 February 1950 Senator Joseph McCarthy began his hunt for communists in the US
On 9 February 1996, a bomb exploded in London bringing an IRA ceasefire to an end
It is 20 years since international forces united to drive Iraq out of Kuwait
Twenty-five years ago today, the President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier fled the country
On February 5 1994 there was an attack on a marketplace in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo
The first week of February 1979 saw a revolution unfolding in Iran
The last days of punk icon, Sid Vicious, in New York in 1979
A simple non-violent action to protest against racial segregation in restaurants and shops