A group of feminist activists in Washington DC set up a commune to live independently from men in 1971. They called themselves the Furies Collective, and they were some of the first lesbian separatists. Charlotte Bunch was one of them. Picture: The Furies, packing and distributing the newspaper at 219 11th St. SE, in 1972. Left to right: Ginny Berson, Susan Baker (not a Fury), Coletta Reid (standing), Rita Mae Brown, Lee Schwing (picture by Joan E Biren)
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In 1967 two long-lost notebooks of the artist Leonardo da Vinci were discovered in Spain
Iran's first ever Minister for Women's Affairs was appointed in 1975.
The British fishermen's wives who fought for better safety standards in their industry
In 1987, 115 people died in an attack ordered by North Korea to disrupt the Olympic Games
Renfrew Christie was jailed and tortured for passing details of the bomb to the ANC
The 1958 plane crash that killed eight of Manchester United's famous "Busby Babes" team.
On 6th February 1918, women in Britain were given the right to vote for the first time
The extradition to France of the man known as 'the butcher of Lyon'
How two Scottish mothers forced the UK government to end corporal punishment in schools
The complex history behind the world's fastest growing refugee crisis.
How a surprise attack became a turning point in the Vietnam war
Tony Doherty recalls the murder of his father by British troops in Northern Ireland
Thomas A Dorsey is credited with developing Gospel music into a global phenomenon.
How one of the world's most popular toys was invented in a small Danish town in 1958
How one of the mainstays of vegetarian cuisine was launched in 1982
The life and times of the great surrealist artist, Salvador Dali
A US spy ship was caught by North Korean forces in the Sea of Japan on 23 January 1968.
How an influential painter's studio was moved in its entirety from London to Ireland.
How Guatemala's changes in law scuppered Ruth Sheehan's attempt to adopt a baby boy