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Chief Albert Luthuli was the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Peace - in 1960
The rebellion was brutally crushed, but it had a significant impact
On January 1 1994 indigenous people in southern Mexico began their rebellion.
Hamlet - by William Shakespeare - is still popular four centuries after it was written.
It is 40 years since Hafez al Assad seized power in Syria.
The last surviving member of a mass breakout from a German prisoner of war camp speaks.
World War One, Christmas Eve, 1914 and soldiers from both sides are laying down their arms
On 23 December, 1986 the Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov was allowed to return to Moscow
Christmas 1991 was a very difficult time for the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
On December 21 1988 a US passenger plane blew up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie.
It is 21 years since the US invaded the tiny Central American state of Panama.
It is 7 years since one of the Washington snipers, Lee Boyd Malvo, was convicted of murder
On 16 December 1998 the US and Britain began a four day bombardment of Iraq.
In December 1994 Russian forces invaded Chechnya and laid siege to the capital Grozny.
It was on this day in 2003 that Saddam Hussein was finally captured by US forces
On 13 December 1983, the government of Argentina promised to investigate military crimes
It was once one of the most feared diseases in the world - disfiguring and often deadly.
It is exactly 30 years since the former Beatle, John Lennon, was shot dead in New York.
The Japanese attack on American ships in Pearl Harbour forced the US into World War II.
In December 1992 US Marines stormed the beaches of Somalia.
In December 1938 the Kindertransports began, carrying Jewish children to safety in Britain
On December 2nd 1980 the military in El Salvador killed 3 US nuns, and a layworker.
The moment of breakthrough for the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France
In late November 1922 the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamun, was uncovered
How the great Inca empire was brought to its knees - almost 500 years ago.
The last days of Freddie Mercury battle with Aids
Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima's dramatic decision to end his life.
The story of the bloody suppression of an uprising by Taliban prisoners in an Afghan jail
The most famous reported encounter with aliens of our time
It is 15 years since Princess Diana spoke openly about the breakdown of her marriage