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“Don’t fret cat, it’s all bells. We got no bread baby, but that’s not our bag anyway. So dig the crazy scene and don’t be such a drag”. The beats…

When, on the day before her 22nd birthday in April 1969, Irish psychology student Bernadette Devlin became the youngest woman ever elected (for the Northern Ireland constituency of Mid-Ulster) into…

‘Bigfoot’ was a major “thing” in the 1970s, explored in numerous documentaries, and imagined on such series as The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman.  Sasquatch even starred in his…

In 1997 the consequences of two alleged sexual misdemeanours coincided in a nightmare scenario for President Clinton. During a sexual harassment case relating to alleged events while he was governor…

William Henry Cosby Jr was born in 1937 in the Mount Airy section of Germantown in Philadelphia. He attended Germantown High School but dropped out of school before he graduated…

William George Hayden was born in Ipswich, Queensland, the son of an Irish-American sailor. He was educated at Brisbane State High School and served in the Queensland Police Force from…

William ‘Billy’ Smart was born in 1894, one of 23 children born into a fairground family from London. He worked with his family at the fairgrounds of London and the…

The Black Panthers wanted to be the vanguard of a revolution that would create economic, social and political equality across gender and colour lines. Since the nonviolent campaign of Martin Luther…

Born in 1929, Bob Hawke built up a position of great influence in the Australian trade union movement during 20 years with the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). His…

1 9 2 5 – 1 9 6 8 Younger brother and close associate of John F Kennedy, Robert Kennedy trained as a lawyer, and entered politics as a legal advisor…

1 9 5 4 – 1 9 8 1 Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Sands came of age at the height of ”the Troubles” in the early 1970s. Intimidation by…

The white anklets known as bobby sox (socks) rocked the conservative world when teenagers began wearing the socks with saddle shoes as a form of adolescent rebellion in the late…

In 1985 Boris Yeltsin was appointed head of the Moscow City Party Committee. He alienated party conservatives via his attempts to eradicate corruption and was dismissed in 1987. He was…

It was 14 June 1962 when The Boston Strangler first struck. Over the next 18 months, Boston was gripped by fear. Eleven women were strangled – and some sexually assaulted…

When young actors like Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Matthew Broderick and Rob Lowe moved out of obscurity and into films like The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and St Elmo’s Fire they seemed like…

“Carlos the Jackal” was, in fact, Venezuelan-born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez. He was nicknamed ‘The Jackal’ after the character in Frederick Forsyth’s novel Day of The Jackal. He had converted to Islam,…

1 8 9 0 – 1 9 7 0 Born in Lille, Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle graduated from Saint-Cyr in 1911 and was severely wounded and captured by…

Charles Milles Manson was born in November 1934 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Kathleen Maddox, an unmarried 16-year-old girl, and an unnamed father. He would rapidly fall foul of…