Witness: Afghanistan's First Coup07/31/15
In July 1973 military officers staged a coup which toppled the monarchy in Afghanistan
Witness: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
In August 1960 the controversial Oscar-nominated psychological thriller was released
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
In August 1960 the controversial Oscar-nominated psychological thriller was released. Witness presents archive recordings of its director, Alfred Hitchcock and of the film's star, Janet Leigh. (Photo: Janet Leigh in the shower scene from Psycho, 1960....
Witness: First Inter-racial Kiss on TV
In July 1964, a white actor and a black actress, kissed, live, on a British TV show
First Inter-racial Kiss on TV
In July 1964, a white actor and a black actress, kissed, live, on a British TV show. The show was called Emergency Ward 10.The actress was Joan Hooley - she remembers the public reaction to that embrace. Photo: Joan Hooley today. Credit:Made in...
Witness: Scouts in the Warsaw Uprising
On 1 August 1944, the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation of Poland began
Scouts in the Warsaw Uprising
On August 1st 1944 the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi occupation of Poland began. Hundreds of thousands of people died during the fighting and Poland's capital was almost completely destroyed. Among the underground fighters were children, many of...
Witness: Chilean Students Set on Fire
Chilean soldiers attacked and burnt two students during protests in July 1986.
Chilean Students Set on Fire
Seven former soldiers have been arrested in Chile for the burning to death of a student, Rodrigo Rojas, during protests against the rule of Gen. Augusto Pinochet in July 1986. Carmen Quintana, who was with Rojas that day, was also attacked and burnt...
Britain's Landslide 1945 Elections
In July 1945 Labour won a surprise victory defeating Britain's war-time leader Winston Churchill. The victorious government introduced radical changes, including the creation of a welfare state establishing a National Health System. Witness hears the...
Witness: Bertrand Russell
A look back at the life of the English philosopher and political activist, incorporating material from the BBC archives.
Witness: Nepal Peace Deal
In 2006 Maoist rebels signed a peace deal with Nepal's political parties that ended 10 years of war.
Witness: The Disappearance of Glenn Miller
In December 1944, American bandleader Glenn Miller went missing over the English Channel.
Witness: The US Breaks Ties With Cuba
Wayne Smith was one of the last diplomats to leave the US embassy in Havana in Jan. 1961.
Witness: Goan Independence
In December 1961, Goa became the last part of India to break free of colonial rule.
Witness: Romanian Revolution
The protests which led to the fall of Ceausescu began in the city of Timisoara in December 1989.
Witness: Gone With The Wind
Some of the cast and crew remember the premiere of one of the most successful films ever.
Witness: Baboon Aids Experiment
In December 1995 an Aids patient in San Francisco was given a bone marrow transplant -- from a baboon.
Witness: Kyoto Agreement
The first time the world agreed to tackle climate change.
Witness: Miles Davis' Kind of Blue
Drummer Jimmy Cobb recalls playing with Miles Davis on the album that changed jazz for ever.
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