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The story of the first protests against the Assad regime in 2011
The larger than life vaudeville star - Sophie Tucker - died on February 9th 1966.
In the spring of 1988 a new kind of anti-depressant went on the market.
Since 1989 the treasures in Afghanistan's National Museum have been at risk.
In 1938, the first animated feature film was released, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The FBI sting operation that ensnared corrupt politicians using a fictitious Arab sheikh.
Mon 1 Feb 2016
In January 1980, 37 people died as police stormed Spain's embassy in Guatemala
Fri 29 Jan 2016
In January 1966 Batman and Robin appeared on the small screen for the first time
Thu 28 Jan 2016
In 2000, Zamfara became the first Nigerian state to implement full Sharia law
Wed 27 Jan 2016
On 28 January 1986 The Challenger space shuttle launch went horribly wrong
Tue 26 Jan 2016
Britain established a penal colony in Australia.In January 1788
Mon 25 Jan 2016
In January 1986 newspaper owner Rupert Murdoch took on the British print unions.
Fri 22 Jan 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people mourned the student activist in Prague in January 1969.
Thu 21 Jan 2016
In 2004, a Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko was mysteriously poisoned
Wed 20 Jan 2016
In 1972 a Japanese soldier was found hiding in the jungle on the Pacific island of Guam.
Tue 19 Jan 2016
In January 1995 Mexico was forced to seek a multi-billion dollar bailout from the US
Mon 18 Jan 2016
One of the most famous cartoon characters in history was born in January 1929 - Tintin.
Fri 15 Jan 2016
In 1966 a small group of Nigerian army officers launched the country's first ever coup
Thu 14 Jan 2016
Hossein Amanat was the young architect employed to build a tower for Iranian royalty.
Wed 13 Jan 2016
The tragic case that led to the discovery of Alzheimer's disease.
Tue 12 Jan 2016
The Russian painter who created a world-famous collection of forbidden Soviet art
Mon 11 Jan 2016
In October 2006 a man killed five Amish schoolgirls and injured five more in Pennsylvania
Thu 7 Jan 2016
How the thoughts of China's communist leader became an unexpected global best-seller
Wed 6 Jan 2016
In Jan 1959 leftist revolutionaries ended decades of rule by Cuba's US-backed dictator
Tue 5 Jan 2016
In 1956, Charles and Ray Eames launched the Eames Chair.
Mon 4 Jan 2016
A new university in Britain offers a radically different approach to higher education.
New Year's Day 2016
Some of the first Vietnamese refugees arrive in Britain after a dramatic rescue at sea.
Thu 31 Dec 2015
How the world waited for a potential global computer meltdown on New Year's Eve 1999
Wed 30 Dec 2015
In 1935, Alexei Stakhanov, a coal miner, became a Soviet celebrity.
Tue 29 Dec 2015
In 1916, the infamous holy man Grigori Raspuin, was murdered by Russian aristocrats
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