Witness History

History as told by the people who were there.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p004t1hd

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The ancient oak tree that taught the world a lesson


A tree in Kew Gardens survived the storm of 1987 and revolutionised gardening.


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Reforming India's rape laws


The overhaul of India's rape laws followed the fatal gang rape of a student in Delhi.


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Reforming the Royal Family


The Way Ahead group was set up in the 1990s to make Britain’s monarchy more relevant.


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The Frozen Zoo


Since 1975, San Diego Zoo has been deep-freezing cell samples from rare species.


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The discovery of whalesong


In the 1960s whales were being hunted to extinction.


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'Silent Spring' - a book that changed the world


'Silent Spring' examined the effect of pesticides on the environment


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How the dodo died out


A flightless bird, the dodo was extinct just decades after being discovered by Europeans


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The mystery of the disappearing frogs


How scientists discovered that a deadly fungus was killing off amphibians.


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The killing of Osama bin Laden


The US tracked down the al-Qaeda leader to a town in northern Pakistan in 2011


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The story of George Stinney Jr


How a 14-year-old boy became the youngest person executed in the USA in the 20th century


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