In 1976, a US magazine tested a psychic's claim that he could bend metal with his mind.
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In August 2005 a massive hurricane hit the city of New Orleans in the USA.
The first edition of one of the world's best-selling books was published in August 1955.
How a Mexican-American march against the Vietnam War descended into chaos in 1970.
On 21 Aug 1983, the opposition leader, Benigno Aquino, was shot dead in the Philippines
In the summer of 1988 thousands of political prisoners were suddenly executed in Iran.
A clash between a religious commune and the locals leads to the mass poisoning of a town.
In August 1915 the Scottish architect was arrested on suspicion of spying.
Esteban Volkov recalls the murder of his grandfather, Leon Trotsky, in Mexico in Aug 1940
The disastrous raid by Allied forces on the German occupied French port of Dieppe in WW2.
How six English farmworkers defied the authorities to form a trade union in 1834.
In August 1945 Korea is split along the 38th parallel.
The story of one young American girl held prisoner by the Japanese during WW2.
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