History as told by the people who were there. All the programmes from 2017.
How two pilots became the first to fly non-stop around the world without refuelling
Mountaineers risked their lives to camouflage landmarks in the Russian city during WW2.
How Viv Nicholson became a celebrity in Britain after winning the football pools in 1961.
The African-American winter holiday was invented in Los Angeles in 1966.
The game has become a holiday tradition with families around the world.
One of the most successful American films of all time was released at Christmas 1962.
The Indian independence leader and campaigner for Dalit rights died in December 1956.
The return of university entrance exams showed the Cultural Revolution had really ended.
Australian scientists were central to the invention of WiFi.
How the Islamic movement brought a brief moment of peace to Mogadishu after years of war
The Australian Prime Minister went for a swim on December 17th 1967 - and never came back
The great soul singer who was killed in a plane crash in December 1967
Thousands died as a thick polluted fog engulfed London in 1952
The African-American lab technician whose surgery helped save millions of babies..
How an American hypnotist went to Iraq to treat Uday, the eldest son of Saddam Hussein.
Avant-garde art flourished in Russia after the 1917 revolution but was later suppressed
Whales were being hunted to extinction until a biologist realised they could sing.
In December 1917 Finland became an independent country for the first time.
In 1967 Britain's departure from Aden leads to the creation of an independent South Yemen
Construction on one of America's most famous monuments started in 1927.
Thousands of scientists moved to deepest Siberia to dedicate their lives to research.
Former colonel in the Russian secret service Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned in London.
How thousands of volunteers cleaned up after a huge environmental disaster in 2002
How El Salvador's leftist rebels led a top army officer into a deadly trap
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