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The authorities said he'd starved himself to death, but he died from head injuries
Over 50 years ago a white journalist tried living as a black man in America's Deep South.
The people of South Central Los Angeles took to the streets in fury at police brutality
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
It is 40 years since a video game was invented which would change the way we play.
In December 1999 a young Dutch man won the first ever Big Brother reality TV show.
In 1980 thousands died in the Nigerian city of Kano in an uprising by an Islamic sect.
40 years ago the US launched its heaviest aerial bombardment of the Vietnam War.
On December 25th 1989, Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu were executed by firing squad.
The British popstar Dusty Springfield went on tour in apartheid South Africa in 1964
In the 1990s it became clear that a brain disease could be passed from cows to humans.
In December 2003 Colonel Gaddafi announced Libya was giving up trying to make WMD
The story of the last US space mission to the moon 40 years ago
In 1912 Britain's top paleontologists fell for one of the biggest scientific hoaxes ever.
How exiles from the Nazis helped British intelligence listen in on German prisoners-of-war
Twenty years ago underwater excavations began which unearthed a 2000 year old palace.
In the late 1960s a young black American woman rolled up in 'Swinging' London.
How a huge cache of papers showed the true extent of torture across 1970s South America.
The story of the 1992 film which launched Nigeria's hugely successful movie industry
A German teenager managed to evade Soviet defences to land in Moscow's Red Square.
On 6 December 1989, a college shooting in Canada left 14 women dead.
How the worst smog in living memory lasted five days and killed thousands of Londoners.
In 1932 a row between England and Australia over cricket became a diplomatic incident.
In December 1984 thousands of people in the Indian city were killed by a chemical leak.
The story of Christine Jorgensen who had surgery to change her sex from a man to a woman.
In November 1979, Iranian revolutionaries stormed the US embassy in Tehran.
The story of one of the most prolific art forgers of the 20th Century.
In November 2005, doctors in France carried out the first ever face transplant.
In November 1975, an incredible mutiny took place aboard a Soviet warship in the Baltic.
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