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1900s: 1900 - 1909  

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Daimler cars develop a new brand using the name Mercedes, that of the ten-year-old daughter of the investor and distributor Emil Jellinek
1910s

1910s: 1910 - 1919  

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D.W. Griffith directs In Old California, the first film shot in the California village of Hollywood
1920s

1920s: 1922 - 1929  

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James Joyce's novel Ulysses is published in Paris, by Sylvia Beach, because of censorship problems elsewhere
1930s

1930s: 1930 - 1939  

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René Clair blends satire and surrealism in his film Sous les Toits de Paris, a dark comedy about a Parisian street singer
1940s

1940s: 1940 - 1949  

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American Ballet Theatre, directed by Lucia Chase and Richard Pleasant, begins its first season in New York
19th century

19th century: 1800 - 1900  

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Napoleon appoints a commission to prepare a code of civil law, which becomes known as the Code Napoléon
20th century

20th century: 1900 - 1999  

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Daimler cars develop a new brand using the name Mercedes, that of the ten-year-old daughter of the investor and distributor Emil Jellinek
Aagje Deken

Aagje Deken  

(1741–1804), Dutch woman of letters. Deken was the author, in close collaboration with Betje Wolff-Bekker, of closely observed epistolary novels in Dutch, among them De Historie van Mejuffrouw Sara ...
Abbadie, Jacques

Abbadie, Jacques (1654?–1727)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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(1654?–1727), Huguenot pastor in Berlin and London (1680–1699), dean of Killaloe in Ireland (1699–1727),

Abbt, Thomas

Abbt, Thomas (1738–1766)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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(1738–1766), German philosopher.

In 1756, after graduating from an academic secondary school (Gymnasium), the highly

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