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Kenya's ivory inferno
How a dramatic bonfire in Nairobi National Park highlighted the threat from poaching
Laika, the first dog in space
The Russian stray was the first dog to be sent into orbit around the earth
Valentina Tereshkova, cosmonaut
The Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to be sent into space
The Moon Landing
In July 1969, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the Moon.
The Moon mission that almost ended in tragedy after an explosion on board the spaceship.
The Beagle 2 mission to Mars
A failed attempt to search for signs of life on Mars
The story of the hit musical Mamma Mia! from the woman who created it
LGBT 'cooperative' marriages in China
How LGBT people in China started arranging fake marriages to hide their sexuality
The Chappaquiddick Incident
The car accident involving US Senator Edward Kennedy which left a young woman dead
When Tunisia led on women's rights
When Tunisia introduced divorce, abortion and votes for women ahead of much of the world.
Humanity's earliest ancestor
A fossilised skull found in Chad is thought to be the earliest-known ancestor of humans
The death of David Kelly
The weapons inspector's death deepened the row over the UK's part in the invasion of Iraq
The treasures of Sutton Hoo
A huge hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold was discovered in southern England in 1939.
The anti-nuclear protesters who won
The eight year protest campaign which stopped a nuclear plant at Wackersdorf in Germany.
The Warsaw uprising
On August 1st 1944, Polish resistance fighters rose up against German occupying forces
The invasion of Kuwait
Thousands of Iraqi troops and tanks began pouring into Kuwait on 2 August 1990
The mass exodus of Algeria's 'Pieds Noirs'
How thousands of French families fled from Algeria as it won independence
Under the North Pole
In 1958 the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travelled under the North Pole.
Criminals in the community
How Britain pioneered Community Service as an alternative to prison in the 1970s
British troops take to the streets of Northern Ireland
In August 1969 the British Army was deployed on the streets of Londonderry
The Yangtze Incident
How a British warship escaped from Chinese Communists on the Yangtze river in 1949
The division of Kashmir
The October 1947 crisis which led to the partition of Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
The daily disposable contact lens
How the contact lens became cheap enough to throw away after a day
The warnings before 9/11
Throughout 2001 the US authorities were given warnings that a terror attack was imminent
Catching 'Carlos the Jackal'
How the CIA tracked down one of the world's most wanted men
Dr Seuss: the man who taught America to read
The Dr Seuss books revolutionised reading in America in the 1950s.
The first human Cyborg
In 1998 a transponder was implanted into the body of British scientist, Kevin Warwick.
Finding El Salvador's missing children
The search for hundreds of children kidnapped by the Salvadoran army during the civil war
I helped liberate Paris from the Nazis
A former member of the French resistance remembers the drama of August 1944
The return of the wolf
Wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone decades after they were wiped out in the US.
The death of Brazil's Getulio Vargas
How the influential Brazilian leader took his own life rather than submit to the military
The murder of black teenager Emmett Till
How the lynching of an African-American teenager galvanised the civil rights movement.
Mexico's murdered women
How young women began disappearing in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez in 1993
The Kindertransport children who fled the Nazis
How thousands of unaccompanied children were sent to safety by their desperate parents
Nina Simone moves to Liberia
The great African-American jazz singer moved to West Africa in 1974.
The paedophile identified by his hands
The first conviction of a paedophile using hand analysis.
The outbreak of World War Two
On September 1st 1939 German troops invaded Poland. Cameraman Douglas Slocombe was there.
The first all-women peacekeeping unit
The UN deployed its first all-female peacekeepers in Liberia in 2007.
Inside lunar astronaut quarantine
Apollo 11's doctor tells how NASA tried to protect Earth from possible lunar alien life
The Holocaust denial trial
The libel case that put history itself in the dock in 2000
The businessman who defied the Italian Mafia
In 1991 Libero Grassi was killed in Sicily for publicly refusing to pay protection money.
The coup, the president and the embassy
How the deposed Honduran president spent months holed up in the Brazilian embassy
The TV series Friends
One of the most successful TV comedy shows of all time hit US screens in September 1994
India's affirmative action controversy
Why guaranteeing government jobs to lower caste Hindus led to weeks of student protests.
Conflict timber in Liberia's civil war
How the timber industry fuelled a brutal civil war in West Africa.
Magellan and the first voyage around the world
In 1519, the Portuguese explorer set off on the first circumnavigation of the globe.
Greg Jenner and guests tell the story of American hero and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
The History of Football
Greg Jenner and his guests discover the history of the beautiful game!
Greg Jenner and his guests learn about the infamous pirate Blackbeard!
Malcolm Gladwell explores what we should know about the people we don't know.
Roy meets Susanne Gronnow, who has stories to share of Wrexham's historic Erddig Hall.