In the spring of 1977 the government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto introduced a ban on alcohol
On March 30th 1981 a man tried to assassinate US President Ronald Reagan.
In March 1976, the British prime minister Harold Wilson unexpectedly resigned. Why?
On March 28th 1941 the British novelist Virginia Woolf took her own life.
How Irish rebels tried to start a revolution against British rule at Easter 1916.
At the end of the First Gulf War thousands of Iraqis rose up against Saddam Hussein
In 1868 Tewodros II of Ethiopia prepared to make a last stand against the British army.
In 1998 a new 'wonder' drug was approved for use in the United States
In March 1990, Namibia became independent from South African rule.
Archive recordings of the tunnellers who fought underground in WW1
Former communist allies China and Vietnam fought a short but bloody war in 1979.
How a disease affecting cattle was transferred to the human population in Britain.
In March 1957, an Israeli political scandal ended in an assassination.
In 1988 scientists performed a carbon dating test on the Shroud of Turin.
Alexandra Kollontai was the leading Marxist feminist in Communist Russia.
In March 1991, six men were freed ending one of Britain's worst miscarriages of justice
In March 1977 the worst accident in the history of civil aviation took place in Tenerife.
Millions of women were left single after the men they would have married died in WW1.
How Roma Gypsies, who fled ethnic violence in 1999, were settled in a camp on toxic land
Flora Leipman, a British Jew, falsely condemned as a spy, was sent to a labour camp
In March 1921, Marie Stopes opened Britain's first birth control clinic in London
In March 2001 the Taliban destroyed huge ancient statues of Buddha in Afghanistan
In February 1947 Edwin Land unveiled his new invention, the first ever instant camera.
Twenty years ago the siege of Sarajevo ended, the longest siege in modern history
In 1996 an American multi-millionaire murdered one of the wrestlers he was sponsoring
In February 1989 new austerity measures sparked days of violent protests in Venezuela
In 1986, Filipinos took to the streets to overthrow the regime of Ferdinand Marcos
In the late 1800s thousands of African-Americans tried to emigrate to escape violence
In February 2002 the controversial Angolan rebel leader was killed by government forces
In 2001 an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease devastated the British farming industry