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1950s

1950s: 1950 - 1959  

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US state department official Alger Hiss is sentenced to a five-year prison sentence, after being convicted of perjury in a second trial
1960s

1960s: 1960 - 1969  

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UK prime minister Harold Macmillan, in Cape Town, warns the white settlers of Africa that 'the wind of change' is blowing through their continent
1970s

1970s: 1970 - 1979  

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US author Maya Angelou publishes her autobiographical first novel, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
1980s

1980s: 1980 - 1989  

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The small firm of Microsoft wins the contract to provide the operating system of the IBM personal computer
1990s

1990s: 1990 - 1999  

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Panama's dictator, Manuel Noriega, is captured by US troops and taken to Miami on drug trafficking charges
21st century

21st century: 2000 - 2011  

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Trade unionist Morgan Tsvangirai leads a newly formed party in Zimbabwe, the MDC (Movement for Democratic Change)
9/11

9/11   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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The term “9/11” is shorthand for the events of 11 September 2001. On that date, four U.S. planes were

A. J. Foyt

A. J. Foyt  

(1935– )US motor racing driver, who has won more races and set more records in many different types of cars and events than any other driver.Foyt was born in Houston Heights, Texas, and grew up in a ...
Aaland Islands

Aaland Islands  

Some 6,500 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia, between Finland and Sweden. They were part of Sweden until 1809, when, together with Finland, they were annexed by Russia. After the collapse of the Russian ...
Aaland Islands

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (4 ed.)

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2016
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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Some 6,500 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia, between Finland and Sweden. They were part of Sweden until 1809,

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