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Witness History

By BBC World Service

History as told by the people who were there.

  1. 1.
    The killing of Amadou Diallo12/12/2019
    8:56
  2. 2.
    The IRA siege at Balcombe Street12/10/2019
    9:06
  3. 3.
    The battle of the Louvre pyramid12/9/2019
    9:11
  4. 4.
    The Cuban writer who defied Fidel Castro12/6/2019
    10:48
  5. 5.
    Jaslyk – Uzbekistan’s infamous prison12/5/2019
    9:31
  6. 6.
    The British sculptor who won over the world12/4/2019
    9:43
  7. 7.
    Shackleton12/3/2019
    11:38
  8. 8.
    The killing of Pablo Escobar12/2/2019
    9:00
  1. 9.
    The first confirmed case of HIV in America11/29/2019
    8:58
  2. 10.
    Handing back Uluru11/28/2019
    9:28
  3. 11.
    From cakes to computers11/27/2019
    10:02
  4. 12.
    India's economic revolution11/26/2019
    8:58
  5. 13.
    The man who gave his voice to Stephen Hawking11/25/2019
    10:19
  6. 14.
    Exploring Arabia's Empty Quarter11/22/2019
    9:06
  7. 15.
    The man who got Delhi on track11/21/2019
    8:59
  8. 16.
    I saw the soldiers who killed El Salvador's priests11/20/2019
    10:05
  9. 17.
    The 'Woman in Gold'11/19/2019
    9:14
  10. 18.
    The first Tasers11/18/2019
    10:01
  11. 19.
    The first Indian to win Miss World11/15/2019
    8:57
  12. 20.
    The Love Canal disaster11/14/2019
    9:39
  13. 21.
    The demolition of the Babri Masjid11/13/2019
    8:59
  14. 22.
    Cap Anamur: A rescue that led to jail11/12/2019
    10:19
  15. 23.
    Memories of Wilfred Owen11/11/2019
    8:58
  16. 24.
    The concert that rocked the Berlin Wall11/8/2019
    9:19
  17. 25.
    The Bhagalpur blindings11/7/2019
    8:58
  18. 26.
    Britain's secret propaganda war11/6/2019
    13:55
  19. 27.
    A ground-breaking change to treating breast cancer11/5/2019
    9:02
  20. 28.
    Iran hostage crisis: the humanitarian delegation11/4/2019
    8:58
  21. 29.
    Saving the Great Barrier Reef11/1/2019
    9:09
  22. 30.
    'Jane' - the underground abortion service10/31/2019
    10:34
  23. 31.
    The Algerians who fought with France10/30/2019
    8:59
  24. 32.
    The Paris hotel that hosted Holocaust survivors10/29/2019
    9:12
  25. 33.
    Margaret Thatcher's anti-Europe speech10/28/2019
    8:58
  26. 34.
    The fall of the Berlin Wall10/25/2019
    8:58
  27. 35.
    The Leipzig demonstrations10/24/2019
    8:59
  28. 36.
    East German refugees in the Prague embassy10/23/2019
    9:00
  29. 37.
    The reburial of a Hungarian hero10/22/2019
    8:59
  30. 38.
    The legalisation of Solidarity10/21/2019
    8:59
  31. 39.
    Wangari Maathai Nobel Prize-winning environmentalist10/18/2019
    9:00
  32. 40.
    Britain's worst nuclear accident10/17/2019
    9:00
  33. 41.
    The man who fed the world10/16/2019
    10:05
  34. 42.
    Mexico City slashes car use10/15/2019
    8:54
  35. 43.
    Proving climate change: The Keeling curve10/14/2019
    9:01
  36. 44.
    Britain's World War Two 'Brown Babies'10/11/2019
    10:23
  37. 45.
    The Bristol bus boycott10/10/2019
    8:58
  38. 46.
    The Notting Hill riots10/9/2019
    8:58
  39. 47.
    The first black woman MP in Britain10/8/2019
    9:03
  40. 48.
    Learie Constantine - fighting racism in the UK10/7/2019
    8:57
  41. 49.
    China opens up to capitalism10/4/2019
    8:56
  42. 50.
    The 1967 Hong Kong riots10/3/2019
    9:00

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