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In the 1930s Hitler began to rebuild Germany's air force.
It is 40 years since the blockbuster movie about a man-eating shark was released
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'
A childhood illness left Helen Keller deaf and blind - but she still learned to speak
Fri 26 Jun 2015
On June 27th 1975 Greenpeace activists launched their first direct action against whalers
Thu 25 Jun 2015
The acclaimed American author died on 19 June 2015, aged 90
Wed 24 Jun 2015
In June 1948 Marshal Tito shocked the world by shunning his former Soviet ally, Stalin.
Tue 23 Jun 2015
On 23 June 1985 a passenger plane was blown out of the sky by Sikh extremists
Mon 22 Jun 2015
In 1987 Diane Abbott became the first black woman elected to the British Parliament
Fri 19 Jun 2015
After the Six Day War in June 1967 Jews in Arab countries like Libya had to flee
Thu 18 Jun 2015
How Iran's Islamic hardliners shut down universities to drive out secular groups
Tue 16 Jun 2015
In June 1985 the ban on inter-racial marriage in South Africa was finally lifted.
Mon 15 Jun 2015
In June 1970 a group of mainly Jewish dissidents tried to escape from the USSR by plane
Fri 12 Jun 2015
The Six Day War of 1967 between Israel and its Arab neighbours changed the Middle East
Thu 11 Jun 2015
The Guyanese historian and political activist Walter Rodney was killed by a bomb in 1980
Wed 10 Jun 2015
In 1951 a group of Inuit children were sent to Denmark for re-education as "little Danes"
Tue 24 Mar 2015
Professor Denny Mitchison was a pioneer in the search for a cure for tuberculosis.
Tue 9 Jun 2015
In June 1988 the US Navy came across a boat of Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea
Mon 8 Jun 2015
The British women's organisation set up to revitalise rural communities during WW1
Fri 5 Jun 2015
In June 1975 Britain held a referendum on its membership of the Common Market
Thu 4 Jun 2015
The Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann gave hours of interview before his capture and trial
Wed 3 Jun 2015
Chaos at the funeral of Iran's leader as millions gathered to mourn his death.
Tue 2 Jun 2015
In early June 1937 San Francisco was celebrating the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge
Mon 1 Jun 2015
On June 1st 1981, the public library in the Sri Lankan city of Jaffna was set on fire.
Fri 29 May 2015
Thirty-nine people died during the European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus.
Thu 28 May 2015
In May 1865 a group of Welsh settlers left Liverpool for Patagonia
Wed 27 May 2015
In May 1980 the British government published a booklet about how to survive nuclear war
Tue 26 May 2015
The Californian woman who ended segregation in the American housing market in 1967.
Mon 25 May 2015
A soldier's account of the brutal Italian campaign fought in the Alps.
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