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Anniversaries that have made history

THE BBC LAUNCHES THE FIRST REGULAR TELEVISION SERVICE

It was not actually the first transmission, but the hour-long broadcast enshrined Alexandra Palace as the birthplace of television

Most of us today would struggle to imagine a world where the television wasn’t an ubiquitous, constant presence, but an exciting innovation that brought a new dimension to entertainment.

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When faced with an obstacle as imposing as the Great Wall of China, most attackers would be forced to admit defeat. Not Genghis Khan. He simply went around it and invaded China by the back door. And that's not the end of his tale - we explore how the nomadic pauper created the largest contiguous land empire in the whole of human history. Plus: The spectacular falling out between Henry II and Saint Thomas Becket, how World War I birthed the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, five key moments in the American Revolutionary War, and more.