The story of our times told by the people who were there.
Fri 4 Oct 2013
The authorities said he'd starved himself to death, but he died from head injuries
Thu 3 Oct 2013
Over 50 years ago a white journalist tried living as a black man in America's Deep South.
Wed 2 Oct 2013
The people of South Central Los Angeles took to the streets in fury at police brutality
Tue 1 Oct 2013
Debra Hocking was taken from her indigenous Australian family as a baby.
During World War II, African soldiers were a vital part of the Allied forces in Burma
Mon 31 Dec 2012
It is 40 years since a video game was invented which would change the way we play.
Fri 28 Dec 2012
In December 1999 a young Dutch man won the first ever Big Brother reality TV show.
Thu 27 Dec 2012
In 1980 thousands died in the Nigerian city of Kano in an uprising by an Islamic sect.
Boxing Day 2012
40 years ago the US launched its heaviest aerial bombardment of the Vietnam War.
Christmas Day 2012
On December 25th 1989, Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu were executed by firing squad.
Christmas Eve 2012
The British popstar Dusty Springfield went on tour in apartheid South Africa in 1964
Fri 21 Dec 2012
In the 1990s it became clear that a brain disease could be passed from cows to humans.
Thu 20 Dec 2012
In December 2003 Colonel Gaddafi announced Libya was giving up trying to make WMD
Wed 19 Dec 2012
The story of the last US space mission to the moon 40 years ago
Tue 18 Dec 2012
In 1912 Britain's top paleontologists fell for one of the biggest scientific hoaxes ever.
Mon 17 Dec 2012
How exiles from the Nazis helped British intelligence listen in on German prisoners-of-war
Fri 14 Dec 2012
Twenty years ago underwater excavations began which unearthed a 2000 year old palace.
Thu 13 Dec 2012
In the late 1960s a young black American woman rolled up in 'Swinging' London.
Wed 12 Dec 2012
How a huge cache of papers showed the true extent of torture across 1970s South America.
Mon 10 Dec 2012
The story of the 1992 film which launched Nigeria's hugely successful movie industry
Fri 7 Dec 2012
A German teenager managed to evade Soviet defences to land in Moscow's Red Square.
Thu 6 Dec 2012
On 6 December 1989, a college shooting in Canada left 14 women dead.
Wed 5 Dec 2012
How the worst smog in living memory lasted five days and killed thousands of Londoners.
Tue 4 Dec 2012
In 1932 a row between England and Australia over cricket became a diplomatic incident.
Mon 3 Dec 2012
In December 1984 thousands of people in the Indian city were killed by a chemical leak.
Fri 30 Nov 2012
The story of Christine Jorgensen who had surgery to change her sex from a man to a woman.
Thu 29 Nov 2012
In November 1979, Iranian revolutionaries stormed the US embassy in Tehran.
Wed 28 Nov 2012
The story of one of the most prolific art forgers of the 20th Century.
Tue 27 Nov 2012
In November 2005, doctors in France carried out the first ever face transplant.
Mon 26 Nov 2012
In November 1975, an incredible mutiny took place aboard a Soviet warship in the Baltic.
Events from history when animals took centre stage
From the Hungarian uprising to the break-up of the Soviet Union
Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes
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