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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.
Thu 20 Aug 2015
In August 1915 the Scottish architect was arrested on suspicion of spying.
Wed 19 Aug 2015
Esteban Volkov recalls the murder of his grandfather, Leon Trotsky, in Mexico in Aug 1940
Tue 18 Aug 2015
The disastrous raid by Allied forces on the German occupied French port of Dieppe in WW2.
Mon 17 Aug 2015
How six English farmworkers defied the authorities to form a trade union in 1834.
Fri 14 Aug 2015
In August 1945 Korea is split along the 38th parallel.
Thu 13 Aug 2015
The story of one young American girl held prisoner by the Japanese during WW2.
Wed 12 Aug 2015
In 1996 struggling author JK Rowling finds a publisher at last for wizard Harry Potter.
Tue 11 Aug 2015
A convict's experience of the notorious French penal colony in South America.
Mon 10 Aug 2015
Peter Larson tells us how his team discovered the most complete T-Rex fossil in the world
Fri 7 Aug 2015
In 1995 two of the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's son-in-laws defected to Jordan.
Thu 6 Aug 2015
Singapore leaves the Federation of Malaysia and becomes an independent sovereign state
Wed 5 Aug 2015
A Japanese schoolgirl tells her story of surviving the US nuclear attack on Hiroshima
Tue 4 Aug 2015
In August 1996 in Iran, there was a plot to kill 21 writers on a bus jouney to Armenia
Fri 31 Jul 2015
In July 1973 military officers staged a coup which toppled the monarchy in Afghanistan
Mon 3 Aug 2015
In August 1978 an Australian doctor successfully fitted a multi-channel cochlear implant.
Thu 30 Jul 2015
In August 1960 the controversial Oscar-nominated psychological thriller was released
Wed 29 Jul 2015
In July 1964, a white actor and a black actress, kissed, live, on a British TV show
Tue 28 Jul 2015
On 1 August 1944, the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation of Poland began
Mon 27 Jul 2015
Chilean soldiers attacked and burnt two students during protests in July 1986.
Fri 24 Jul 2015
In July 1945 Labour won a surprise victory, defeating war-time leader Winston Churchill
Thu 23 Jul 2015
A drug sting in a small Texas town in 1999 went badly wrong and caused a national scandal
Wed 22 Jul 2015
In July 1979 Iran's new Islamic government closed down Tehran's red-light district.
Mon 20 Jul 2015
In the 1950s the CIA began attempts to brainwash psychiatric patients.
Fri 17 Jul 2015
Alcides Ghiggia scored a famous goal for Uruguay in a match at Brazil’s Maracana stadium
Thu 16 Jul 2015
On 16 July 1945 the first ever nuclear weapon was detonated by scientists in the USA
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