How Dr John Snow found out the cholera bug was spread through contaminated water in 1854. Read more
The doctor who discovered how cholera spread
How Dr John Snow found out the cholera bug was spread through contaminated water in 1854.
The unlawful death of Christopher Alder
The black former soldier choked to death on the floor of a British police station in 1998
Montreal's 'Night of Terror'
When the city's police force went on strike there was looting and rioting in the streets.
The death of Frida Kahlo
In July 1954 the great Mexican artist died after years of illness. She was just 47.
The 1960s report that warned the USA was racist
A US government report into the riots of 1967 blamed white racism for creating ghettos
The fight for women's prayer rights in Israel
A Jewish feminist group's campaign to pray freely at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
How Club Med changed holidays
Holidaymakers arrived at the first Club Med resort in Majorca in summer 1950
Returning Ethiopia's looted history
The Stele of Axum, a 4th century Ethiopian treasure, was returned by Italy in 2005
The scandal of Liverpool's missing Chinese sailors
How the British city forced out Chinese seamen who'd served during World War Two.
South Korea's 1980s prison camps
A so-called Social Purification project led to thousands of citizens being imprisoned
The man who tried to kill Hitler
On 20th July 1944 Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg put a bomb under Adolf Hitler's desk
The Million Man March
On 16th October 1995 hundreds of thousands of black American men marched on Washington DC
The struggle to save Borneo's rainforests
When logging threatened the rainforests of Sarawak, local communities fought back
The first safe house for Afghan women
Mary Akrami set up the first refuge for women fleeing violence and abuse in Afghanistan
The fastest vaccine ever developed
How a five-year-old girl helped her father create a record-breaking vaccine
The writer who put Latinos centre stage
Remembering the pioneering Cuban-American playwright and agony aunt, Dolores Prida
Australia's 'Black Saturday' bushfires
How 400 separate bushfires burnt their way across Victoria, Australia in 2009.
Adrift for 76 days
A remarkable story of survival, alone in a life-raft adrift in the Atlantic ocean
Benidorm and the birth of package tourism
The story of the mayor who created one of the world's biggest holiday resorts.
The death of Heinrich Himmler
The leading Nazi was caught by British troops shortly after WW2 had ended in Europe
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
A first-hand account of the surprise strike on a US naval base in December 1941.
The internment of Japanese Americans
During World War Two thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to prison camps
The battle of Midway
How a huge naval battle between aircraft carriers changed the war in the Pacific
The atomic bombs dropped on Japan
Atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945
The American who put women's rights in the Japanese constitution
How Beate Sirota Gordon got wording on gender equality into Japan's post-war constitution