Witness: The Outbreak of the First World War07/28/14
Archive recordings of eyewitnesses to the start of WW1 in the summer of 1914
Witness: Purple Rain
July 1984 saw the release of the film Purple Rain, starring pop music phenomenon Prince.
Witness: The First Intifada
In 1987 a Palestinian uprising began in Gaza - it became known as the Intifada.
Witness: The Last Days of British Rule in India
English-born Anne Wright talks about growing up in the last days of British India.
Witness: Miguel Angel Blanco
In July 1997, the Basque separatist group ETA shocked Spain by kidnapping a young politician and killing him 48 hours later.
Witness: Attack on Argentina's Jews
In 1994 a car bomb exploded outside a Jewish community centre, known as the AMIA, in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. Eighty five people were killed. No-one has ever been convicted.
Witness: The Plot to Kill Hitler
On 20th July 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg attempted to kill Adolf Hitler. We speak to von Stauffenberg's son, Berthold.
Witness: Turkey Invades Cyprus
On July 20th 1974 Turkish troops invaded Cyprus. Hear from two Cypriots, who were young women at the time.
Witness: The Fall of Somoza
In July 1979 Sandinista rebels toppled the last member of the Somoza dynasty that had ruled Nicaragua for more than 50 years.
Witness: The Chappaquiddick Incident
In July 1969 the US Senator Edward Kennedy was involved in a car accident in which a young woman died. Police Chief Jim Arena dealt with the case.
Witness: The Death of Frida Kahlo
We hear from someone who knew Frida Kahlo, the celebrated Mexican artist, who died in July 1954, aged just 47.
Witness: Pablo Neruda
Recordings of the great Chilean poet from the BBC archives.
Witness: The Srebrenica Massacre
In July 1995 Bosnian Serb troops murdered thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the worst atrocity in Europe since World War Two.
Witness: Rainbow Warrior
In July 1985 the Greenpeace campaign ship, the Rainbow Warrior, was bombed by French agents in New Zealand. One environmentalist on board was killed and the boat sank. Pete Wilcox was the Rainbow Warrior’s captain and he spoke to Claire Bowes in 2010.
Witness: Death of Kim Il Sung
It's 20 years since the death of North Korea's founding leader Kim Il Sung, sparking an outpouring of national grief.
Witness: The Storming of the Red Mosque
In 2007 militants took over a mosque in Islamabad - Pakistani troops laid siege.
Witness: Artek - the Soviet holiday camp
Every year, thousands of children from all over Russia visited the holiday camp Artek by the Black Sea.
Witness: Oklahoma - The Musical
70 years ago an optimistic musical about rural Americans hit Broadway.
Witness: Abuse at Abu Ghraib: the Iraqi view
Two Iraqis recall their experiences as detainees in the American-run Abu Ghraib prison.
Witness: Britain's Serial Murderers
In 1994 Fred and Rosemary West were charged with a series of gruesome murders of young women and girls, committed over a twenty-year period in the south of England.
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