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How a Latin music supergroup helped spread salsa music from New York to the world.
An audacious military mission to bring electricity to southern Afghanistan.
In 1986 the British government launched the first ever public health campaign on Hiv Aids
In August 1969, the first classical ballet company to focus on black dancers was formed
The hostage who trusted her kidnapper more than the police
Fri 12 Aug 2016
Maureen Flanagan on her relationship with London's gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray.
Fri 19 Aug 2016
The Scottish-born naturalist considered the father of the National Parks in the USA.
Thu 18 Aug 2016
In August 1976, two US soldiers were killed in the zone between North and South Korea.
Wed 17 Aug 2016
In August 1986 the first Studio Ghibli film hit Japanese cinema screens.
Tue 16 Aug 2016
In 1963 a third of schools in the US had to change their rules on Bible reading.
Mon 15 Aug 2016
How the great poet and dramatist was murdered at the start of the Spanish Civil War.
Thu 11 Aug 2016
After WW2, many Soviet citizens who had ended up outside the USSR, refused to go home.
Wed 10 Aug 2016
In 1998, al-Qaeda killed more than 200 people in attacks on US embassies in East Africa.
Tue 9 Aug 2016
Nearly two thousand years ago, Masada in Israel was the site of a mass suicide.
Mon 8 Aug 2016
Philippe Petit recalls his daring feat high above the New York streets in August 1974
Fri 5 Aug 2016
In August 1981 over 11,000 air traffic controllers were fired after two days on strike.
Thu 4 Aug 2016
The Middle East's oldest arts festival, in Baalbek in Lebanon, started 60 years ago
Wed 3 Aug 2016
It's 65 years since JD Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye was published
Tue 2 Aug 2016
Jacqueline Du Pre makes one of the most famous classical recordings of the 20th Century
Mon 1 Aug 2016
In August 1966 14 people were shot dead in America's first mass shooting at a university
Fri 29 Jul 2016
The story of Russian spy Alexandr Ogorodnik and his CIA handler, Marti Peterson.
Thu 28 Jul 2016
In 1976, one of the deadliest earthquakes in history hit the city of Tangshan in China
Wed 27 Jul 2016
In the summer of 1951 art historian John Richardson met Pablo Picasso for the first time.
Tue 26 Jul 2016
In 1954 CIA-backed officers overthrew Guatemala's elected government.
Mon 25 Jul 2016
In 1981 police used CS gas for the first time in mainland Britain to control race riots
Fri 22 Jul 2016
In 1913, a Russian Jew, Mendel Beilis, was falsely accused of a murder.
Wed 20 Jul 2016
The film star and martial arts legend died suddenly in Hong Kong in 1973.
Mon 18 Jul 2016
In July 1966, the US government health insurance programme Medicare came into force.
Fri 15 Jul 2016
In the 1970s Dutch Elm disease killed millions of Elm trees in England, France and the US
Thu 14 Jul 2016
In 1916, Muslims in Central Asia rose up against Russian imperial rule.
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