How thousands of children stranded during war in Sudan were finally resettled in the USA.
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A 100 years ago the British explorer died after failing to be the first to the South Pole.
How a young designer became a legend in the world of shoes.
In 1990 an Anglican priest living in Zimbabwe was the victim of a letter bomb.
The Pope's visit changed relations between the Catholic Church and Cuba's government
In March 1995 members of a Japanese cult released nerve gas in the metro.
In the 1950s, US engineers were sent to Afghanistan to build a dam.
On 20 March 2003 the US and its allies began their air strikes against Iraq.
In 1961 President Kennedy set up a scheme to send idealistic young Americans abroad.
Forty five years ago it was the biggest oil spill the world had ever seen.
In 1929 a Russian inventor brought an electronic musical instrument to the USA.
In 1982 a British director found himself in a court battle over sex and nudity on stage.
On 16 March 1968, US soldiers went on the rampage through a Vietnamese village.
On 15 March 1990, a young British journalist was executed in Iraq.
Throughout World War II, Myra Hess organised concerts in London's National Gallery.
In the 1960s, the pop artist Andy Warhol, turned his attention to film-making.
The daughter of the Soviet dictator, Svetlana defected to the West in 1967
How scientists turned penicillin into the world's first anti-biotic medicine.
It is 25 years since a car ferry capsized outside the Belgian port.
In 1975 a group of Californian computer enthusiasts began meeting to share ideas.
It is almost 50 years since the young British designer led a fashion revolution.
The Bulgarian dissident was attacked with a poisoned umbrella on his way to Bush House.
On 2 March 1969 the supersonic airliner took to the skies for the first time.
It is 10 years since communal violence broke out in the Indian state.