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Germany's Guest Workers
In the 1960s, Germany recruited hundreds of thousands of foreign workers, many from Turkey
Kathrine Switzer: Women's Marathon Pioneer
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer broke the gender barrier and ran the historic Boston Marathon.
The Greek Military Coup
In April 1967, seven years of military dictatorship began in Greece.
The Fall of Idi Amin
In April 1979, the brutal Ugandan ruler Idi Amin was ousted by invading Tanzanian troops.
The Man Who Tried to Kill Hitler
In July 1944 a group of German officers attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
The Death of Frida Kahlo
On 13 July 1954, celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo died at the age of 47.
Steve Biko led South Africa's Black Consciousness Movement before he was killed in 1977.
The Crime That Shocked Argentina
In April 2004, the murder of a young student provoked a wave of protests in Argentina.
Jailed for Speaking his Mind in China
Harry Wu was a young student jailed for nearly 20 years in Communist China.
The Port Arthur Massacre
The murder of 35 people by one gunman led to sweeping changes in Australia's gun laws.
Remembering Chairman Mao
Chinese leader Mao Zedong died on 9 September 1976. Sidney Rittenberg knew him well.
Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters
In 1964, author Ken Kesey led a group of friends on a psychedelic road trip across the USA
Leipzig - Before the Wall Came Down
Massive demonstrations in the East German city heralded the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Death of Che Guevara
In October 1967, the Marxist revolutionary was captured and killed in Bolivia.
Voting Against the War on Terror
Only one person voted against giving the US president extra powers after 9/11: Barbara Lee
The Soweto Uprising
In 1976, schoolchildren marched in protest at the apartheid regime in South Africa.
The Murder of Anna Politkovskaya
In October 2006, the campaigning Russian journalist was shot outside her Moscow flat.
The Making of Kind of Blue
Drummer Jimmy Cobb recalls playing with Miles Davis on the album that changed jazz forever
The Hong Kong Riots of 1967
Striking workers and students filled the streets calling for an end to British rule.
The Sophiatown Removals
How apartheid destroyed one of the last multiracial communities in 1950s South Africa.
Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis
The former US First Lady's romance with the world's richest man in the 1960s.
Iran Hostage Rescue Mission
Rob Walker reports on an attempt to free hostages from the US embassy in Iran in 1980.
The Murder of Archbishop Oscar Romero
Two witnesses give their account of the shooting of the archbishop of El Salvador.
Australia's Rabbit Plague
How Australia battled a plague of rabbits which was destroying its agricultural economy.
James Salter: Writer and Pilot
The acclaimed American author recalls his time as a US fighter pilot during the Korean War
The Death of Walter Rodney
In 1980, the Guyanese opposition leader Dr Walter Rodney was killed in a bomb explosion.
Eichmann in Argentina
In 1960, the leading Nazi Adolf Eichmann was abducted in Argentina and smuggled to Israel.
The Fall of Saigon
In 1975 US troops airlifted hundreds of people out of Saigon as the Vietnam War ended.
The Inuit Children Experiment
Helen Thiesen recalls being taken from her family in Greenland and sent to live in Denmark
Bloods and Crips
The truce in 1992 between the two main black street gangs in Los Angeles.
The Destruction of Iraq's Marshes
A look at the destruction of southern Iraq's great marshes, overseen by Saddam Hussein.