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The story of Russian spy Alexandr Ogorodnik and his CIA handler, Marti Peterson.
In 1976, one of the deadliest earthquakes in history hit the city of Tangshan in China
In the summer of 1951 art historian John Richardson met Pablo Picasso for the first time.
In 1954 CIA-backed officers overthrew Guatemala's elected government.
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.
Thu 21 Jul 2016
In 1958 the Nigerian writer published his first book, revolutionising African literature.
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.
Wed 13 Jul 2016
In 1937, Britain took in 4000 Basque children at the height of fighting in northern Spain
Tue 12 Jul 2016
In July 1977 US campaigners launched a boycott against Nestle over the sale of baby milk.
Mon 11 Jul 2016
In July 2006, seven coordinated explosions tore through packed commuter trains in Mumbai.
Fri 8 Jul 2016
In 1991, Yugoslav army tanks moved into Slovenia to try to stop it becoming independent
Thu 7 Jul 2016
In July 1989 four Cuban army officers were convicted of drug trafficking and executed.
Wed 6 Jul 2016
In July of 1967 London Bridge put up for sale. American Robert P McCulloch bought it
Tue 5 Jul 2016
In 1993 Denmark held a 2nd referendum on greater EU integration after the 1st vote failed
Mon 4 Jul 2016
Ron Kovic is a former US Marine turned peace activist whose story became a Hollywood film
Thu 30 Jun 2016
In 1941, far-right Ukrainians declared independence, hoping for Hitler's support.
Wed 29 Jun 2016
In the summer of 1665, London was gripped by one of the worst epidemics in its history
Fri 24 Jun 2016
On June 25th 1996 a huge truck bomb was planted at a US housing complex in Saudi Arabia.
Tue 28 Jun 2016
In June 1969 the heavily polluted Cuyahoga River, in Ohio in the USA, caught fire
Mon 27 Jun 2016
In the 1990s more than 280,000 women were sterilised in Peru, many against their will.
Thu 23 Jun 2016
On 23 June 1993 a young wife cut off her husband's penis in a frenzied attack
Wed 22 Jun 2016
Michael Foale was on board the Mir space station when a resupply vessel crashed into it.
Mon 20 Jun 2016
Robert Robinson, a black American engineer, spent 43 years in the USSR against his will.
Fri 17 Jun 2016
In June 1940, most of the residents of Paris fled as German soldiers occupied the city
Thu 16 Jun 2016
It was not until the 1950s that the link was proven between cigarettes and lung cancer
Wed 15 Jun 2016
In 1991 one of the largest volcanic eruptions of recent times occurred in the Philippines
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