Soviet citizens voted in democratic elections for the first time in March 1989.
The first democratic elections in the USSR
The discovery of the Aztec Moon Goddess
How an accidental discovery in Mexico led to the uncovering of the Aztecs´ Great Temple.
Autism and the MMR vaccine
How a British doctor misled the world by linking the MMR vaccine with autism.
The rise of Viktor Orban
Viktor Orban, now the populist Hungarian Prime Minister led a democratic movement in 1988
The first home pregnancy test
A female designer working for a pharmaceutical company came up with the idea in the 1960s
Drama in the British parliament
Prime Minister Jim Callaghan's desperate attempts to survive a no-confidence vote in 1979
Around the world in 20 days
The record-breaking balloon flight
The secret Nazi past of Kurt Waldheim
How former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim's secret Nazi past was exposed
Mindfulness for the masses
Scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach to treat pain and depression.
Patty Hearst the rebel heiress
In April 1974 the heiress announced she supported her kidnappers' beliefs
EMDR: the eye-movement therapy
A therapy which seems to work for post-traumatic stress was developed in the late 1980s
The warship lost for more than 300 years
The discovery of a 17th century Swedish warship, the Vasa, in near perfect condition
Abolishing the army
Costa Rica dissolved its Armed Forces after a brief civil war in 1948
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou's iconic memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, was published in 1969
The man who made Marilyn Monroe dance
Choreographer Jack Cole had a huge influence on musical theatre and Hollywood films
The Amritsar Massacre of 1919
In April 1919 British Indian troops opened fire on protestors in the city of Amritsar
The man who invented wingsuits
The wingsuit is the ultimate in extreme sports clothing, for BASE jumpers and skydivers
The rise of Hindu nationalism
The consolidation of the BJP as one of the major powers in Indian politics.
Chinese restaurant syndrome
In the 1960's American diners began to worry that Chinese food was making them ill.
Dennis Tito - the first space tourist
In April 2001 an American multi-millionaire paid Russia to send him into space
The first play on Broadway written by a black woman
'A Raisin in the Sun' by Lorraine Hansberry had an almost exclusively black cast too.
Gustav Metzger and the birth of the radical new art form in the 1960s
How organic farming started
Worries about the industrialisation of farming post-WW2 led some farmers to go organic.
The Columbine massacre
13 people were killed and more than 20 injured in the school shooting on April 20th 1999
Twentieth Anniversary of the Columbine Shootings
Clare McDonnell talks to Beth Nimmo whose daughter Rachel was murdered in Columbine.
The Birth of Suffrage Campaigning in Wales
The story of the Welsh women who campaigned for the right to vote 100 years ago.
Christian Carlisle takes an in depth look at the rich musical heritage of the region.
Sir Robin Knox Johnston, 50 years on. 19 Apr 2019
Sir Robin Knox Johnston prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his epic voyage.
Mesopotamian Wound Healing
Prof Gus McGrouther finds links between his wound healing research and early Mesopotamia.