For Cubans, January 1, 1959, marks the "triumph of the revolution." That day revolutionaries led by Fidel Castro gained state power.
On December 20, 1777, the Kingdom of Morocco became the first country in the world to recognize U.S. independence.
On December 17, 1790, 225 years ago, one of the wonders of the Western Hemisphere was uncovered.
Forty-seven women in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, drove their cars in a 14-car convoy to protest the driving ban.
A number of events taking place in and near NYC celebrate the centennial of an organization some call "the conscience of the peace movement."
The assassination of Rabin was the culmination of Israeli right-wing dissent over the Oslo peace process.
Last Monday's election was historic for Canada's First Nations community.
Oliver Reginald Tambo, anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary, was born on this date in 1917.
Pelé, the now retired Brazilian professional soccer player widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, was born on this date in 1940.
The trials formally opened in Nuremberg, Germany, on November 20, half a year after Germany surrendered.