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  1. 24/04/2014

    The story of our times told by the people who were there.

    First broadcast: 24 Apr 2014

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  2. Mugabe becomes Zimbabwe's leader

    In April 1980, Robert Mugabe became the first prime minister of Zimbabwe

    First broadcast: 23 Apr 2014

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  3. 22/04/2014

    The story of our times told by the people who were there.

    First broadcast: 22 Apr 2014

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  4. The Greek Military Coup

    In April 1967, seven years of military dictatorship began in Greece.

    First broadcast: 21 Apr 2014

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  5. Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Cuban exiles backed by the US government tried to overthrow Fidel Castro in April 1961

    First broadcast: 18 Apr 2014

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  6. Easter in the USSR

    Memories of celebrating Easter in the USSR where religious freedoms were suppressed

    First broadcast: 17 Apr 2014

  7. The Legalisation of Solidarity

    The Polish trade union Solidarity was legalised once again in April 1989

    First broadcast: 16 Apr 2014

  8. North Korea Train Explosion

    The explosion at a station in North Korea that killed around 170 people in April 2004

    First broadcast: 15 Apr 2014

  9. Segregation in California

    How one family helped overturn racial segregation in schools in California.

    First broadcast: 14 Apr 2014

  10. Polio Vaccine Discovered

    American scientists announced they had an effective vaccine against polio in April 1955

    First broadcast: 11 Apr 2014

  11. The Fall of Idi Amin 1979

    In April 1979 the brutal Ugandan ruler, Idi Amin, was ousted by invading Tanzanian forces

    First broadcast: 10 Apr 2014

  12. Georgia's Struggle for Independence

    Soviet troops crushed a mass demonstration in Georgia's capital Tbilisi on 9 April,1989

    First broadcast: 09 Apr 2014

  13. Marian Anderson Sings at the Lincoln Memorial

    The great American contralto sings to a huge crowd in Washington DC on 9 April, 1939

    First broadcast: 08 Apr 2014

  14. The Rwandan Genocide

    The mass killing of minority ethnic Tutsis in Rwanda began on 7 April,1994

    First broadcast: 07 Apr 2014

  15. The Quit India Movement

    Gandhi's call to all Indians to rise up in non-violent resistance to British rule in 1942

    First broadcast: 04 Apr 2014

  16. The Windsors In Exile

    Life in Paris for Duke and Duchess of Windsor, formerly Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson

    First broadcast: 03 Apr 2014

  17. The Kidnap and Murder of Axel Blumberg

    In April 2004 the death of a 23-year-old student provoked a wave of protests in Argentina

    First broadcast: 02 Apr 2014

  18. The BBC Spaghetti Hoax

    In 1957 the BBC played an April Fool's joke on the British public.

    First broadcast: 01 Apr 2014

  19. The Murder of Selena Quintanilla-Perez

    On March 31 1995, rising Latino superstar Selena was shot dead by her fan club manager.

    First broadcast: 31 Mar 2014

  20. The First Outbreak of the Ebola Virus

    Almost 300 people died before the outbreak in Zaire in 1976 was eventually contained

    First broadcast: 28 Mar 2014

  21. The Conviction of Jack Kevorkian

    In March 1999, US doctor Jack Kevorkian was convicted for performing euthanasia

    First broadcast: 27 Mar 2014

  22. The First Democratic Elections in the USSR

    In March 1989, Soviet citizens were given a chance to vote for non-communists candidates

    First broadcast: 26 Mar 2014

  23. Maori Song Rocks New Zealand

    How Poi E became the first Maori language song to reach number one in New Zealand

    First broadcast: 25 Mar 2014

  24. Missing Plane Mystery

    In 1947 a passenger plane vanished without trace, only to reappear 53 years later

    First broadcast: 24 Mar 2014

  25. Uganda Cult Deaths

    Hundreds of doomsday cult members were found murdered in Uganda in March 2000

    First broadcast: 21 Mar 2014

  26. The Development of the First AIDS Drug

    AZT was approved within two years, the fastest approval in US history at the time

    First broadcast: 20 Mar 2014

  27. A Failed Royal Kidnapping

    Princess Anne escaped a kidnap attempt by a lone gunman in London in March 1974

    First broadcast: 19 Mar 2014

  28. Germany's Guest Workers

    In the 1960s foreign workers were invited to power the country's economic regeneration

    First broadcast: 18 Mar 2014

  29. The Torrey Canyon Disaster

    An oil tanker hit the rocks off the the south-west coast of England in March 1967

    First broadcast: 17 Mar 2014

  30. 1989 and the Lebanese Civil War

    Fighting intensified in the Lebanese capital Beirut in March 1989

    First broadcast: 14 Mar 2014

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