The story of our times told by the people who were there.
On January 3 1959 Alaska finally became a fully fledged member state of the USA.
US President Lyndon B Johnson makes his first State of the Nation address.
How Afghan women resisted the Taliban's efforts to prohibit education for girls
In 1983 a civil war broke out in Sudan which would last for more than 20 years.
On January 7 1999 the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton began in the US Senate
The Manila-based plot to blow up a dozen airliners over the Pacific Ocean
When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon river 2,000 years ago he changed history
In 1967 a group of enthusiasts first tried to cryonically freeze a human being.
It is 10 years since the Wikipedia online encyclopedia was launched
We take you back to 1961 when the cap on football wages was abolished in England
The story of a boy who escaped Nazi Germany on a kindertransport train heading for Britain
In January 1997 Borge Ousland became the first person to cross the Antarctic alone
How a B-52 bomber crashed on the Spanish coast while carrying four nuclear weapons.
The story of how Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali came to power in Tunisia
On 21 January 1793 the French king, Louis XVI was executed in Paris
Sir Winston Churchill, the British wartime leader, died on 24 January, 1965
One of the worst maritime disasters in history - the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff
In January 1991 the government of Siad Barre in Somalia, collapsed
The bloody battle between British police and a group of revolutionaries in London in 1911
Hundreds of thousands of civilians died of starvation during the siege of Leningrad.
On the last day of January 1953 high tides and storms brought a huge flood to Holland.
A simple non-violent action to protest against racial segregation in restaurants and shops
The last days of punk icon, Sid Vicious, in New York in 1979
The first week of February 1979 saw a revolution unfolding in Iran