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In July 1969, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the Moon.
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The Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to be sent into space
The Russian stray was the first dog to be sent into orbit around the earth
How a dramatic bonfire in Nairobi National Park highlighted the threat from poaching
Four army officers were sentenced to death for drug trafficking by the Castro government
The remarkable UK research centre where thousands went on holiday to catch a cold
Women in China got access to tampons for the first time in 1985
The secret diaries of 19th-century Englishwoman Anne Lister, the 'first modern lesbian'
How a group of senior, indigenous Australian women fought to save their land.
The advent of music on the move in July 1979