Dramatic recreation documents the death of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
The course of World War II changes on June 4, 1942, at the Battle of Midway.
Israeli forces take control of the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967.
Destroying tea in Boston Harbor; the British Empire's rule over India.
The Allied and German delegates negotiate in order to end World War I.
A radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' 'The War of the Worlds' creates panic; diaries supposedly written by Adolf Hitler turn out to be forgeries.
The gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881; Al Capone orders a reprisal hit on a rival in 1929.
Cambridge Five members Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess spy on Great Britain for the Soviet Union; the U.S. government executes Ethel and Julius Rosenberg for being Soviet spies.
The execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536; the abdication of Edward VIII in 1936.
American spy pilot Gary Powers is shot down and imprisoned; Powers is exchanged for top Russian spy Rudolph Abel.
The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865; the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
An amateur geologist is the first to identify the bones of a dinosaur; one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century turns out to be a hoax.
Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space in 1961; Galileo is put on trial for heresy for suggesting that Earth revolved around the sun.
Some of Hitler's officers attempt a coup at the Wolf's Lair; French President Charles de Gaulle survives an assassination attempt.
Japanese aircraft unexpectedly strike the Hawaiian naval base of Pearl Harbor.
Opposing soldiers put down their guns and shake hands on Christmas Day 1914.
Luxurious airship Hindenburg explodes over a New Jersey landing field; NASA's Challenger space shuttle explodes shortly after lift-off.
The space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after liftoff in 1986.
Henry VIII decides to have his second wife, Anne Boleyn, beheaded after just three years of marriage.
French president Charles de Gaulle survives an assassination attempt in 1962.
Senior Nazi officers plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944.
Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space on April 12, 1961.
Chuck Yeager becomes the first man to fly faster than sound in 1947; Donald Campbell dies in 1967 while attempting to set the world water speed record.
The first trans-Atlantic radio message is received by groundbreaking inventor Guglielmo Marconi in 1901; the Concorde makes its first supersonic journey to New York in October 1977.
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963; the disgrace and expulsion of President Richard Nixon in 1974.
Physicists trigger the first controlled nuclear chain reaction; a routine test at Chernobyl power station turns into a nuclear disaster.
The Black September hijackings of three airliners in September 1970; the Lockerbie bombing of 1988.
Howard Carter discovers King Tutankhamun's tomb; a young academic begins to crack the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic language.
On Crystal Night, Nazis first openly attack Jews and their property; the 2,000-year-old dream of a Jewish homeland becomes the State of Israel.
The last days of Russia's Nicholas II and his family in July 1917; the collapse of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.
A B-29 bomber takes off from a South Pacific island on a clandestine mission to drop a bomb unlike any other.
Martin Luther King, advocate of nonviolence, is shot; imprisoned for 27 years in South Africa, Nelson Mandela receives a hero's welcome from his countrymen upon his release.
The First World War begins with a single bullet; the bullet that Adolf Hitler fires into his head brings World War II to a close.
Elizabeth II's coronation on June 2, 1953, was watched by millions around the world; Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash on August 31, 1997.
Elizabeth II's coronation on June 2, 1953, was watched by millions of people around the world.
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
American President Richard Nixon resigns halfway through his second term in disgrace over the Watergate scandal.
Inventor Guglielmo Marconi receives the first trans-Atlantic radio message.
The Concorde makes its first supersonic journey to New York in 1977.
Pilot Chuck Yeager became the first man to fly faster than the speed of sound.
The story of Donald Campbell's last tragic attempt to break the water speed record on Lake Conniston.
The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, led to the outbreak of World War I.
A dramatisation of events leading up to Adolf Hitler's suicide on April 30, 1945.
A gunman kills Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968.
The South African government frees Nelson Mandela in February 1990.
The last days of Nicholas II and his family, as Lenin's Bolsheviks seize power in Russia in July 1917.
November 8, 1989, signalled the final death knell of Communism.
Nazi thugs across Germany ransack Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues in November 1938.
Howard Carter discovers the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in November 1922.
French academic Jean Francois Champollion cracks the codes on the Rosetta Stone in 1822.
Palestinian activists hijack three planes in September 1970.
Pan Am Flight 103 explodes in midair over a Scottish town in December 1988.
The Atomic Age begins in 1942 with the first controlled nuclear chain reaction.
The world's worst nuclear accident occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power station during system tests.
Dec. 17, 1903: Wilbur and Orville Wright make the first successful flights; July 20, 1969: Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.
Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969.
Wyatt Earp and friends take on outlaw cowboys in Tombstone, Ariz., in 1881; members of mobster Bugs Moran's organization are gunned down by Al Capone's men on Feb. 14, 1929.
Donald Campbell's last tragic attempt to break the water speed record; the events in Hitler's bunker leading up to his suicide.