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In August 1960 the controversial Oscar-nominated psychological thriller was released
In July 1964, a white actor and a black actress, kissed, live, on a British TV show
On 1 August 1944, the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation of Poland began
Chilean soldiers attacked and burnt two students during protests in July 1986.
In July 1945 Labour won a surprise victory, defeating war-time leader Winston Churchill
A drug sting in a small Texas town in 1999 went badly wrong and caused a national scandal
In July 1979 Iran's new Islamic government closed down Tehran's red-light district.
Egypt's Aswan dam was completed in 1970, at a huge cost to local people and antiquities
In the 1950s the CIA began attempts to brainwash psychiatric patients.
Alcides Ghiggia scored a famous goal for Uruguay in a match at Brazil’s Maracana stadium
On 16 July 1945 the first ever nuclear weapon was detonated by scientists in the USA
Archive recordings of soldiers who witnessed poison gas attacks in World War One
Winner of two Nobel prizes for her pioneering research into radioactivity
In July 1945, the American warship was torpedoed in the shark-infested Pacific Ocean.
The Doctor who tried to save Nigeria's Military Ruler.
Nigerian opposition leader died suddenly days before his expected release from prison
In 1967 the best-selling Latin American novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was published.
In July 2009 doctors were forced to re-assess the number of casualties in the war.
In July 1985, Oleg Gordievsky, a high-ranking Soviet spy defected to the UK
A childhood illness left Helen Keller deaf and blind - but she still learned to speak
In the 1930s Hitler began to rebuild Germany's air force.
In 1944 the International Red Cross was allowed into Theresienstadt concentration camp
On 1 July 1989, 150 dancers set off on a demonstration for 'peace, love and pancakes'