In 1993 young women began disappearing in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez.
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The first ever strike by Australian Aborigines to help free them from virtual slavery
Martin Luther King made his historic plea for racial equality at the March on Washington
How one Arizona couple's campaign for a termination split America in 1962
In 1883, the Indonesian volcano caused one of the world's biggest disasters
In 1992, a huge wave of protests forced President Collor of Brazil from office.
In August 1976 more than 200 people developed a mystery illness at a hotel in Philadelphia
On August 21 1983, the opposition leader, Benigno Aquino, was shot dead in the Philippines
The student who appealed for the world's help when Soviet tanks invaded Czechoslovakia
The British family who were held as 'human shields' in Iraq before the First Gulf War
Set designer Sir Ken Adam recalls working with the famously difficult director
In August 1998, 29 people died in a massive car bombing in Omagh, Northern Ireland.
In 1950, East Germany claimed American planes were dropping beetles over their fields.
How the rise of Hitler forced great physicists such as Max Born out of 1930s Germany
The Congolese student who saw war come to his small hometown of Uvira
Survivors remember the atomic explosion over the Japanese city in 1945
In August 1988 protests demanding an end to military rule in Burma were met with violence
In 1997, a patch of plastic waste was discovered in the middle of the Pacific Ocean
It wasn't until 1974 that American Vogue put a black model on its cover for the first time
In August 1975, Japanese Red Army militants took 53 people hostage in Kuala Lumpur
The sisters whose lives were devastated during the campaign for Gorkhaland in India
It is 25 years since the final episode of one of India's biggest ever TV programmes