World's First Nuclear-Powered Submarine

The USS Nautilus launched; serial killer Ted Bundy executed by electric chair; the Siege of Leningrad ends; the birth of Nigeria; and the conscientious objectors who volunteered for starvation in the name of science.

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Collapse of the Soviet Union

Collapse of the Soviet Union

It's 25 years since Mikhail Gorbachev stood down and the dissolution of the USSR began

Cuban History Collection

Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes