The Californian woman who ended segregation in the American housing market in 1967.
A soldier's account of the brutal Italian campaign fought in the Alps.
An eye-witness account of the murder of the outspoken cleric, soon to declared a saint
On 21 May 1981 the legendary reggae singer was buried in Jamaica
In May 2000, gunmen broke into parliament in Fiji and declared a coup
It is 80 years since the Englishman TE Lawrence, known as Lawrence of Arabia, died
The story of the hugely deformed Joseph Merrick, a celebrity in Victorian Britain.
In May 1960 the massive Kariba hydro-electric dam on Africa's Zambezi river was opened.
It is 60 years since the frog puppet first appeared on an American children's TV show
On May 13th 2005 hundreds of demonstrators were killed by soldiers in an Uzbek town.