History as told by the people who were there.
Viktor Orban, now the populist Hungarian Prime Minister led a democratic movement in 1988
How a British doctor misled the world by linking the MMR vaccine with autism.
How an accidental discovery in Mexico led to the uncovering of the Aztecs´ Great Temple.
Soviet citizens voted in democratic elections for the first time in March 1989.
How the Dutch art collector Pieter Menten was exposed as a war criminal in the 1970s
In the 1950s, US engineers were sent to Afghanistan to build a dam.
In March 1969, American author Kurt Vonnegut published his cult anti-war novel.
Wed 13 Mar 2019
Chinese scientists used ancient traditional medicine to find a cure for malaria.
Tue 12 Mar 2019
A spoof TV show persuaded some Russians that Lenin took too many hallucinogenic mushrooms
Mon 11 Mar 2019
Life under Japanese occupation in Singapore during World War Two.
Fri 8 Mar 2019
Yvonne Conolly was appointed head of Ringcross Primary school in North London in 1969
Thu 7 Mar 2019
Melina Mercouri asked Britain to return the Parthenon marbles removed by Lord Elgin.
Wed 6 Mar 2019
How Nicaragua's president was accused of sexual abuse by his step-daughter
Tue 5 Mar 2019
Hear from the woman who created the most famous doll in the world.
Mon 4 Mar 2019
Sayeeda Warsi was appointed to the coalition government's Cabinet in May 2010
Fri 1 Mar 2019
On March 1st 1989 Icelanders were allowed to buy beer for the first time in decades
Thu 28 Feb 2019
Armed left-wing extremists fought off Japanese police in the mountains in February 1972
Wed 27 Feb 2019
Nine people died when a cargo door opened mid-flight over the Pacific in February 1989
Tue 26 Feb 2019
A highly infectious virus appeared in Mexico in 2009 and rapidly spread round the world
Mon 25 Feb 2019
The boom and bust years of "Saudi" Venezuela in the 1970s
Fri 22 Feb 2019
A panel of scientists went to Brazil to identify the remains of the infamous Nazi in 1985
Thu 21 Feb 2019
When doctors said cigarette smokers were dying prematurely the UK government did little.
Wed 20 Feb 2019
One woman's battle against the toxic legacy of the Vietnam War
Tue 19 Feb 2019
The US space shuttle disintegrated on its way back to Earth on February 1, 2003.
Mon 18 Feb 2019
The student massacre in México portrayed in Alfonso Cuarón's award-winning movie.
Fri 15 Feb 2019
In 1992 European ministers signed a treaty towards greater economic and political unity.
Thu 14 Feb 2019
How a homeless Russian drunk wrote a secret classic
Wed 13 Feb 2019
The 1961 vote lies at the heart of the violent conflict in Cameroon's Anglophone region
Tue 12 Feb 2019
Two of the first female airline pilots in the US remember their struggle
Mon 11 Feb 2019
The man who jailed 40 top bankers in Iceland after the 2008 global credit crunch
Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust
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From the Bolshevik takeover of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union
Events from history when animals took centre stage
Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes
The communities, politics, leaders and events that have shaped Africa
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