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The Californian woman who ended segregation in the American housing market in 1967.
A soldier's account of the brutal Italian campaign fought in the Alps.
An eye-witness account of the murder of the outspoken cleric, soon to declared a saint
On 21 May 1981 the legendary reggae singer was buried in Jamaica
In May 2000, gunmen broke into parliament in Fiji and declared a coup
It is 80 years since the Englishman TE Lawrence, known as Lawrence of Arabia, died
The story of the hugely deformed Joseph Merrick, a celebrity in Victorian Britain.
In May 1960 the massive Kariba hydro-electric dam on Africa's Zambezi river was opened.
It is 60 years since the frog puppet first appeared on an American children's TV show
On May 13th 2005 hundreds of demonstrators were killed by soldiers in an Uzbek town.
In May 2002 a five-week siege at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem finally ends
On May 11th 2000 a baby girl born in Delhi was designated as India's billionth citizen.
The celebrations in London at the end of World War II in Europe, as reported by the BBC.
In 1915 the passenger liner was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland
The fight to end British rule in the colony of Aden - today part of Yemen
In May 1953, a British airman died in nerve gas tests at a government research base
In May 1980 British special forces stormed Iran's embassy in London to end a siege
The last remaining US forces pulled out of South Vietnam on April 30th 1975.