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1900s

1900s  

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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  

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

1920s  

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

1930s  

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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  

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American Ballet Theatre, directed by Lucia Chase and Richard Pleasant, begins its first season in New York
1950s

1950s  

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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  

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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  

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

1980s  

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

1990s  

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

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