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Eighteen years ago a little girl was raped and murdered - her killing changed US law.
It is 60 years since the Argentine first lady died.
How the American president Theodore Roosevelt nearly died in the Amazon in 1914.
How a mole in the KGB sent secrets to France and the USA in 1981.
In July 1978 the first baby to be conceived in a laboratory was born in England.
It is 30 years since the first Womad - world music festival- in England.
How the killing of a young Basque councillor sparked huge anti-ETA protests in Spain.
In July 1997 the Italian fashion designer, Gianni Versace, was shot dead.
It is 35 years since the streets of the Big Apple were plunged into darkness.
It is 25 years since the poet was imprisoned without trial in Malawi.
Beginning in the 1950s the CIA made attempts to brainwash psychiatric patients.
The story of the American businessman who built the home of the BBC World Service.
In July 1976 four foreign mercenaries were executed for their part in Angola's civil war.
It is 50 years since the first ever transatlantic satellite TV broadcast.
How working with Paul Simon made South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo global stars.
The BBC World Service is leaving Bush House in central London after 70 years there.
Egypt now has a president from the Muslim Brotherhood - hear how it started 84 years ago.
In 1982 4,000 people got married in a mass blessing carried out by Reverend Sun Myung Moon
In July 1937 the female flyer disappeared in her plane somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
On 7 July 2005, London was thrown into chaos by four bomb attacks.
It is 50 years since the end of French colonial rule in Algeria.
It is 15 years since a replica of Shakespeare's Globe theatre was opened in London.
It is over 40 years since a brief but bloody war between Honduras and El Salvador.
In June 1947 the diary of Anne Frank was published for the very first time.