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Sat 5 Oct 2013
Chief Albert Luthuli was the first African to win the Nobel Prize for Peace - in 1960
Tue 1 Oct 2013
The rebellion was brutally crushed, but it had a significant impact
Fri 31 Dec 2010
On January 1 1994 indigenous people in southern Mexico began their rebellion.
Thu 30 Dec 2010
Hamlet - by William Shakespeare - is still popular four centuries after it was written.
Wed 29 Dec 2010
It is 40 years since Hafez al Assad seized power in Syria.
Tue 28 Dec 2010
One of the Great Escapees from a German prisoner of war camp speaks out
Christmas Eve 2010
World War One, Christmas Eve, 1914 and soldiers from both sides are laying down their arms
Thu 23 Dec 2010
On 23 December, 1986 the Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov was allowed to return to Moscow
Wed 22 Dec 2010
Christmas 1991 was a very difficult time for the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
Tue 21 Dec 2010
On December 21 1988 a US passenger plane blew up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie.
Mon 20 Dec 2010
It is 21 years since the US invaded the tiny Central American state of Panama.
Fri 17 Dec 2010
It is 7 years since one of the Washington snipers, Lee Boyd Malvo, was convicted of murder
Thu 16 Dec 2010
On 16 December 1998 the US and Britain began a four day bombardment of Iraq.
Wed 15 Dec 2010
In December 1994 Russian forces invaded Chechnya and laid siege to the capital Grozny.
Tue 14 Dec 2010
It was on this day in 2003 that Saddam Hussein was finally captured by US forces
Mon 13 Dec 2010
On 13 December 1983, the government of Argentina promised to investigate military crimes
Thu 9 Dec 2010
It was once one of the most feared diseases in the world - disfiguring and often deadly.
Wed 8 Dec 2010
It is exactly 30 years since the former Beatle, John Lennon, was shot dead in New York.
Tue 7 Dec 2010
The Japanese attack on American ships in Pearl Harbour forced the US into World War II.
Mon 6 Dec 2010
In December 1992 US Marines stormed the beaches of Somalia.
Fri 3 Dec 2010
In December 1938 the Kindertransports began, carrying Jewish children to safety in Britain
Thu 2 Dec 2010
On December 2nd 1980 the military in El Salvador killed 3 US nuns, and a layworker.
Wed 1 Dec 2010
The moment of breakthrough for the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France
Tue 30 Nov 2010
In late November 1922 the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamun, was uncovered
Mon 29 Nov 2010
How the great Inca empire was brought to its knees - almost 500 years ago.
Fri 26 Nov 2010
The last days of Freddie Mercury battle with Aids
Thu 25 Nov 2010
Japanese writer, Yukio Mishima's dramatic decision to end his life.
Wed 24 Nov 2010
The story of the bloody suppression of an uprising by Taliban prisoners in an Afghan jail
Mon 22 Nov 2010
The most famous reported encounter with aliens of our time
Fri 19 Nov 2010
It is 15 years since Princess Diana spoke openly about the breakdown of her marriage
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