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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)

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