The story of our times told by the people who were there.
It is 35 years since the South African newspaper editor was forced into exile.
Meticulously recorded levels of CO2 in the atmosphere show how our climate is changing
How Samuel Beckett's existentialist masterpiece revolutionised the theatre 60 years ago.
In January 1967 the record-breaking driver was killed at the helm of his jetboat Bluebird
In January 1999, a combined rebel force invaded the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown.
It is 45 years since the Country and Western star played his first gig in a jail.
In 1944 the Yugoslav partisan leader found sanctuary on a tiny island in the Adriatic.
In 2001 a festival held in the Sahara desert launched Tuareg music on the world scene
When the earthquake and tsunami of December 2004 hit Indonesia, over 130,000 people died.
The US government's experiment on a group of African-American men without their knowledge
It is 120 years since the birth of the great Expressionist painter.
In 1973 the landmark decision was made in the US Supreme Court which made abortion legal
Striker Osei Kofi on how the Ghanaian football team dominated Africa in the 1960s.
Thirty years ago, the former Gestapo chief, Klaus Barbie, was arrested in Bolivia.
It is 19 years since the heir to the Syrian presidency died in a car crash.
How millions of Dutch faced starvation at the end of World War Two
American spy ship USS Pueblo was captured by North Korean forces forty-five years ago
In January 1946 a young British woman was given Hitler's will to translate.
The legendary guitarist's English girlfriend remembers his early days in 60s London.
Survivors relive the tragedy of the arms dump explosion in Lagos, Nigeria, 2002
Work on the Eiffel Tower started in 1887 but many Parisians were opposed it
How the young Tsar's visit to 17th Century England inspired him to modernise Russia
How millions of Indians mourned the death of Mahatma Gandhi
It is 70 years since German troops lost their battle to take the Soviet industrial city.