After WW2, many Soviet citizens who had ended up outside the USSR, refused to go home.
In 1998, al-Qaeda killed more than 200 people in attacks on US embassies in East Africa.
Nearly two thousand years ago, Masada in Israel was the site of a mass suicide.
Philippe Petit recalls his daring feat high above the New York streets in August 1974
In August 1981 over 11,000 air traffic controllers were fired after two days on strike.
The Middle East's oldest arts festival, in Baalbek in Lebanon, started 60 years ago
It's 65 years since JD Salinger's classic novel The Catcher in the Rye was published
Jacqueline Du Pre makes one of the most famous classical recordings of the 20th Century
In August 1966 14 people were shot dead in America's first mass shooting at a university
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
In 1913, a Russian Jew, Mendel Beilis, was falsely accused of a murder.
In 1958 the Nigerian writer published his first book, revolutionising African literature.
The film star and martial arts legend died suddenly in Hong Kong in 1973.
In July 1995 Bosnian Serb troops murdered thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys.
In July 1966, the US government health insurance programme Medicare came into force.
In the 1970s Dutch Elm disease killed millions of Elm trees in England, France and the US
In 1916, Muslims in Central Asia rose up against Russian imperial rule.
In 1937, Britain took in 4000 Basque children at the height of fighting in northern Spain
In July 1977 US campaigners launched a boycott against Nestle over the sale of baby milk.
In July 2006, seven coordinated explosions tore through packed commuter trains in Mumbai.
In 1991, Yugoslav army tanks moved into Slovenia to try to stop it becoming independent
In July 1989 four Cuban army officers were convicted of drug trafficking and executed.
In July of 1967 London Bridge put up for sale. American Robert P McCulloch bought it
In 1993 Denmark held a 2nd referendum on greater EU integration after the 1st vote failed
Ron Kovic is a former US Marine turned peace activist whose story became a Hollywood film
BBC archive recordings of veterans who fought in one of the bloodiest battles in history