The story of our times told by the people who were there.
In July 1985 a high-ranking Soviet spy defected to the UK.
In the 1930s Hitler began to rebuild Germany's air force.
In 1944 the International Red Cross was allowed into Theresienstadt concentration camp
On 1 July 1989, 150 dancers set off on a demonstration for 'peace, love and pancakes'
A childhood illness left Helen Keller deaf and blind - but she still learned to speak
It is 40 years since the blockbuster movie about a man-eating shark was released
On June 27th 1975 Greenpeace activists launched their first direct action against whalers
The acclaimed American author died on 19 June 2015, aged 90
In June 1948 Marshal Tito shocked the world by shunning his former Soviet ally, Stalin.
On 23 June 1985 a passenger plane was blown out of the sky by Sikh extremists
In 1987 Diane Abbott became the first black woman elected to the British Parliament
After the Six Day War in June 1967 Jews in Arab countries like Libya had to flee
How Iran's Islamic hardliners shut down universities to drive out secular groups
The woman campaigner who became a role model for radical black activists in the USA.
In June 1985 the ban on inter-racial marriage in South Africa was finally lifted.
In June 1970 a group of mainly Jewish dissidents tried to escape from the USSR by plane
The Six Day War of 1967 between Israel and its Arab neighbours changed the Middle East
The Guyanese historian and political activist Walter Rodney was killed by a bomb in 1980
In 1951 a group of Inuit children were sent to Denmark for re-education as "little Danes"
In June 1988 the US Navy came across a boat of Vietnamese refugees in the South China Sea
The British women's organisation set up to revitalise rural communities during WW1
In June 1975 Britain held a referendum on its membership of the Common Market
The Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann gave hours of interview before his capture and trial
Chaos at the funeral of Iran's leader as millions gathered to mourn his death.
In early June 1937 San Francisco was celebrating the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge
On June 1st 1981, the public library in the Sri Lankan city of Jaffna was set on fire.