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TV Full List of Days That Shook The World Episodes

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Below is a complete Days That Shook the World episode list that spans the show's entire TV run. Photos from the individual Days That Shook the World episodes are listed along with the Days That Shook the World episode names when available, as are the dates of the original airing of the episode. Days That Shook the World episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates. Items featured on this poll include everything from “Fact or Fiction” to “Let Freedom Ring.” Are you remembering a funny scene but can't think of the name that the Days That Shook the World episode is from? Scroll below and you'll find what you're looking for.

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The Wright Brothers/Apollo 11's Moon Landing Mar 22 2003 - Documentary on days that hold world significance focuses on two remarkable days in aviation history - the date of the first powered flight and the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

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The Assassination of Martin Luther King/The Release of Nelson Mandela 4 April 1968 and February 1990 How tow men - both intellectuals and determined opposers of racial oppression - came to symbolise the fight foor equality as their lives for their cause.

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Marconi's First Transatlantic Radio Transmission/Concorde's First Transatlantic Flight Jan 22 2004 - It is 19th October 1977 and Concorde taxis onto the runway at Toulouse Airport. Onboard, the crew are preparing for an historic day - the first supersonic test flight to New York. At JFK ...more

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Chuck Yeager & Bluebird Jan 07 2004 - 14 October 1947 and 4 January 1967 Compelled by a sense of patriotic duty and driven by incredible bravery, 20 years separate the determined efforts of two mens aim to become the fastest men on ...more

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The Murder of the Romanovs/The Fall of the Berlin Wall 17 July 1918 and 9 November 1989 The Murder of the Russian royal family marked Russia's irrevocable move from a monarchy to a Communist state. Seventy Years later, the fall of the Berlin Wall ...more

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Kristallnacht/The Birth of Israel 9 November 1938 and 14 May 1948 Just ten years after the Nazis openly attacked Jews and their property - a huge step on the nightmare spiral to the Holocaust, the 2000 year old dream of a Jewish ...more

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First Nuclear Reaction/Chernobyl 2 December 1942 and 26 April 1986 The first controlled nuclear chain reaction heralded the atomic age, but Chernobyl's runaway chain reaction was the first warning. How did the most exciting ...more

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Black September Hijackings/Lockerbie Nov 05 2004 - In September 1970 Terrorists hijacked a number of jetliners, flew them to Jordan and kept numerous hostages to enforce their demands. In December 1988 Pan Am flight 103 was blown from the sky ...more

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Tutankhamun's Tomb/Deciphering the Rosetta Stone 26 November 1922 and 17 September 1822 Two days that brought ancient Egypt dramatically to life. In 1822, Jean-Francois champollion cracks Egyptian hieroglyphs. One hundred years later, Howard ...more

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Spy Case: Gary Powers Jul 01 2004 - American spy pilot Gary Powers is shot down and imprisoned; Powers is exchanged for top Russian spy Rudolph Abel.

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Marconi's Fisrt Transmission & Concoard's fisrt Transalantic Flight Nov 01 2003

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The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand/The Death of Hitler 28 June 1914 and April 1945 The Story Behind two pistol shots: the single bullet, fired by a young Serb nationalist that triggered World War 1 and the self-administered shot that brought about ...more

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The Wright Brothers/Apollo 11's Moon Landing Mar 22 2003 - Documentary on days that hold world significance focuses on two remarkable days in aviation history - the date of the first powered flight and the day Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

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The Assassination of JFK/Nixon's Last Day Nov 01 2003 - 22 November 1963 and 8 August 1974 No one could have dreamed or anticipated the seismic shocks America suffered in the 20th century with the assassination of its youngest-ever leader and the ...more

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The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II & The Death of Diana Nov 01 2003 - The coronation of the young Queen Elizabeth on June 2nd 1953, the first coronation ever to be televised. Despite the death of Queen Mary on 24 March, the coronation went ahead, as Mary had asked ...more

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Hiroshima At exactly 5.32am on August 6th 1945, a B29 Bomber, The Enola Gay, took off from a small island in the South Pacific on a clandestine operation. It's mission? To drop a bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, ...more

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Burgess and Maclean Oct 27 2005 - 26 October 1881 and 14 February 1929 From the wild west and the mob-run city come two stories that have entered American mythology: the gunfight in the obscure mining town of Tomestone and Al ...more

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The Battle of Midway Dec 01 2005 - 4 June 1942 At a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean, the massed forces of the US and Japanese fleets meet for a decisive showdown. In the space pf just four minutes, the entire course of World War ...more

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Road to Revolution Dec 08 2005

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Episode 9 Dec 15 2005

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The Overthrow of Ceaucescu Dec 22 2005

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The Cost of Betrayal Oct 20 2005 - 19 June 1953 and 25 May 1951 The differing fates of the most famous Soviet spies are explored as, in the USA, the Rosenbergs face the electric chair for passing atomic secrets to the Soviets ...more

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Rule of the Gun: The O.K. Corral/Saint Valentine's Day Massacre Apr 22 2006 - 26 October 1881 and 14 February 1929 From the wild west and the mob-run city come two stories that have entered American mythology: the gunfight in the obscure mining town of Tomestone and Al ...more

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The Road To Revolution: The Execution of Ceau┼čescu/The Iranian Revolution Dec 22 2005

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Let Freedom Ring Nov 17 2005 - 6 December 1773 and 14 August 1947 The catalyst and repercussions of freedom from colonial rule are explored in the American 'patriots' raid on a British ship and the web of devastation and ...more

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Fact or Fiction Nov 03 2005 - 30 October 1938 and 24 April 1983 Over a million radio listeners panic thinking the nation was being attacked by Martians in Orsen Welles 'War of the Worlds' and one of the world's most ...more

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Battle For The Holy City Nov 24 2005 - 7 June 1967 By the third day of a six day war, Israeli forces have destroyed egypt's armies in the Sinai, captured the West Bank and seized the Old City of Jurusalem. But the euphoria of victory ...more

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The War To End All Wars Nov 10 2005 - 11 November 1918 This dramatic story of the final days of World War 1 finds soldiers still fighting and Germany turning to anarchy. Meanwhile, in a wood in France, hostile negotiations take ...more

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Season 2, Episode 1 Oct 04 2004 - 6 May 1937 And 27 January 1986 Two traumatic air disasters highlighting the human cost of aviation: the transatlantic crossing of the luxurious airship Hindenburg ends in disaster while tragic ...more

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Attack on Pearl Harbour Oct 25 2004 - 9 May and 28 August 1963 The intriguing stories behind two of Britain's most audacious robberies centres on the parts played by the central characters mastermind criminals, victims, a getaway ...more

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Hiroshima Nov 01 2004 - 22 August 1962 and 20 July 1944 Two assassination attempts that, if successful, might have changed the course of history: the Algerian Secret Army's attempt to shoot President de Gaulle of ...more

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Six Days in June Nov 08 2004 - 12 April 1633 and 12 April 1961 Two days on which science challenged the conventional view of our place in the universe: April 12, 1633 when Galileo stands trial for heresy for claiming the sun ...more

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Season 2, Episode 7 Nov 15 2004 - September 1824 and 20 November 1953 Two archaeological 'discoveries' which profoundly altered our understanding of the natural world: the first unearthing of the bones of an ancient giant ...more

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Season 2, Episode 8 Nov 22 2004 - 14 April 1865 and 19 April 1995 Eye-witness accounts, key figures and court transcripts are used to retell tow terrorist acts which shook America. The killing of the President and the bombing of ...more

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Hiroshima Nov 29 2004 - 1 May 1960 and 18 February 1962 These two stories from the height of the Cold War illustrate the mistrust and suspicion of an era. A spy plane shot down from the skies over Russia and the ...more

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Terror made in America Oct 18 2004 - 7 December 1941 The devastating pre-emptive strike on the American fleet in Hawaii that caught the USA sleeping was a strategic triumph for the Japanese. With eye-witness accounts and ...more

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Reach For The Stars: Trials of Galileo/Yuri Gagarin's Flight Nov 15 2004 - 12 April 1633 and 12 April 1961 Two days on which science challenged the conventional view of our place in the universe: April 12, 1633 when Galileo stands trial for heresy for claiming the sun ...more

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Conspiracy to Kill: The Real Day of the Jackal/Wolf's Lair Nov 08 2004 - 22 August 1962 and 20 July 1944 Two assassination attempts that, if successful, might have changed the course of history: the Algerian Secret Army's attempt to shoot President de Gaulle of ...more

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Dinosaurs & Duplicity: Discovery of the First Dinosaur/Piltdown Man Nov 22 2004 - September 1824 and 20 November 1953 Two archaeological 'discoveries' which profoundly altered our understanding of the natural world: the first unearthing of the bones of an ancient giant ...more

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Season 2, Episode 2 Oct 11 2004 - 25 December 1914 The first Christmas of World War 1 bore witness to an incredible phenomenon. A spontaneous truce broke out in the murderous trenches, led by the gun-fodder troops of each side ...more

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Grand Heist: The Theft of the Crown Jewels/The Great Train Robbery Nov 01 2004 - 9 May and 28 August 1963 The intriguing stories behind two of Britain's most audacious robberies centres on the parts played by the central characters mastermind criminals, victims, a getaway ...more

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Affairs of the Crown: The Execution of Anne Boleyn/The Abdication of Edward VIII Dec 20 2004 - 19 May 1536 and 10 December 1936 The Story of two English kings whose private affairs become national events - how the Queen of England gambled everything only to end her life on the scaffold ...more

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Cold War Spies: Gary Powers/Rudolf Abel Jul 01 2004 - 1 May 1960 and 18 February 1962 These two stories from the height of the Cold War illustrate the mistrust and suspicion of an era. A spy plane shot down from the skies over Russia and the ...more

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Disaster in the Sky: The Hindenburg/Challenger Disaster Sep 27 2004 - 6 May 1937 And 27 January 1986 Two traumatic air disasters highlighting the human cost of aviation: the transatlantic crossing of the luxurious airship Hindenburg ends in disaster while tragic ...more

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Terrorism: Assassination of Abraham Lincoln/Oklahoma City Bombing Dec 06 2004 - 14 April 1865 and 19 April 1995 Eye-witness accounts, key figures and court transcripts are used to retell tow terrorist acts which shook America. The killing of the President and the bombing of ...more