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Momentous events in history are recounted by those who lived through them.
February 23, 2006
The 1989 Velvet Revolution, in which the communist regime in Czechoslovakia was overthrown, is recalled.
December 10, 2002
The 1961 slaying of Patrice Lumumba, the deposed premier of the Congo, is recalled.
December 3, 2002
A profile of the Wright brothers looks at their pioneering aircraft flights in the early 1900s.
November 26, 2002
A profile of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (1878-1923).
November 19, 2002
Birth-control advocate Margaret Sanger (1883-1966) is profiled.
November 5, 2002
The battle for Iwo Jima during World War II.
October 29, 2002
Recalling the events of “Bloody Sunday” in Northern Ireland in 1972.
May 21, 2002
July 3, 2001
Recalling the 1994 massacre in Rwanda of Tutsis and moderate Hutus.
October 14, 2000
The 1985 bombing of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior is recalled.
The 1962 battle over Canadian health care, which was waged by Saskatchewan's premier, Tommy Douglas, is recounted.
Examining the 1956 crisis of the Suez Canal, which marked the birth of the United Nation's peacekeeping movement. Included: foreign minister Lester B. Pearson becomes the first Canadian to win a Nobel Peace Prize in 1957.
A profile of Allan Legere, “The Monster of the Miramichi,” an escaped murderer who killed four people before being recaptured in 1989.
Recounting the Berlin airlift, launched on June 26, 1948, by Western Allies in response to Josef Stalin's blockade of West Berlin.
A profile of Chuck Yeager, who became the first aviator to fly faster than the speed of sound on Oct. 14, 1947. Included: the Bel X-1aircraft.
The 1947 incident at Roswell, New Mexico is examined. Included: the possibility of a widespread cover-up by the U.S. government.
The battle over Canada's annual seal hunt is examined. Included: politicians collide with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
Recounting the October War of 1973, when Egyptian forces led a military offensive against Israel on Yom Kippur.
Recounting the On-to-Ottawa Trek for “work and wages” led by Canada's Relief Camp Workers' Union and organized by Arthur “Slim” Evans in 1935. Also: the defeat of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett.
Examining the significance of the Berlin Wall, which was built in 1961 and maintained by East Germany. Included: the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
A look at New York's Love Canal, where hundreds of people were forced to move from in 1980 after deadly chemicals were uncovered.
Recounting the coal-mining disaster of Oct. 23, 1958, which claimed the lives of 75 miners in Springhill, Nova Scotia. Included: the survival of 12 men trapped underground for more than six days.
A look at the reemergence of thalidomide, the prescription drug that produced deformed babies between 1957 and 1962.
“The Last Stand of Salvador Allende.” A profile of Chile's Socialist president, who was overthrown in a 1973 coup led by Augusto Pinochet.
The surprise attack that began the Korean War is recounted. Included: Josef Stalin's role in the June 25, 1950 invasion of South Korea.
Examining the events of Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor, marking America's entrance in World War II on the Allied side. Included: profiles of U.S. and Japanese soldiers.
The 1972 Canada Cup final between Canada and the Soviet Union is recounted.
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