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On 1 August 1944, the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation of Poland began
Chilean soldiers attacked and burnt two students during protests in July 1986.
In July 1945 Labour won a surprise victory, defeating war-time leader Winston Churchill
A drug sting in a small Texas town in 1999 went badly wrong and caused a national scandal
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
Wed 15 Jul 2015
Archive recordings of soldiers who witnessed poison gas attacks in World War One
Tue 14 Jul 2015
Winner of two Nobel prizes for her pioneering research into radioactivity
Mon 13 Jul 2015
In July 1945, the American warship was torpedoed in the shark-infested Pacific Ocean.
Fri 10 Jul 2015
Nigerian opposition leader died suddenly days before his expected release from prison
Thu 9 Jul 2015
In 1967 the best-selling Latin American novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was published.
Wed 8 Jul 2015
In July 2009 doctors were forced to re-assess the number of casualties in the war.
Mon 6 Jul 2015
In July 1985, Oleg Gordievsky, a high-ranking Soviet spy defected to the UK
Tue 7 Jul 2015
The Doctor who tried to save Nigeria's Military Ruler.
Fri 3 Jul 2015
In the 1930s Hitler began to rebuild Germany's air force.
Mon 29 Jun 2015
It is 40 years since the blockbuster movie about a man-eating shark was released
Thu 2 Jul 2015
In 1944 the International Red Cross was allowed into Theresienstadt concentration camp
Wed 1 Jul 2015
On 1 July 1989, 150 dancers set off on a demonstration for 'peace, love and pancakes'
Tue 30 Jun 2015
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
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