The election of Chief MKO Abiola 20 years ago, which was annulled by the military
In June 1962 three prisoners escaped from the maximum security US jail.
Britain's disturbing abuses against the Mau Mau in colonial Kenya
How huge crowds of Americans mourned Bobby Kennedy after his 1968 assassination.
Millions of people were sent to brutal labour camps in the USSR under Joseph Stalin
Twelve years ago, Timothy McVeigh was executed for carrying out the 1995 Oklahoma bombing
How a protest by black activists in 1963 led to the UK's first anti-racism laws
Twelve years ago, the Crown Prince of Nepal massacred his family at the royal palace
Two Maids of Honour remember the crowning of Queen Elizabeth the Second in London in 1953.
Eighty years ago, Franklin D Roosevelt promised to rescue the US from the Great Depression