Russia's first radio DJ, Seva Novgorodsev, went on air at the height of the Cold War
How the cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch survived the Holocaust by playing music.
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The first edition of one of the world's best-selling books was published in August 1955.
How a Mexican-American march against the Vietnam War descended into chaos in 1970.
On 21 Aug 1983, the opposition leader, Benigno Aquino, was shot dead in the Philippines
In the summer of 1988 thousands of political prisoners were suddenly executed in Iran.
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