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