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21 Jan
1950: Acclaimed author George Orwell dies

30 Apr
1952: Anne Frank published in English

03 Jun
1957: Noel Coward comes home

31 May
1957: Arthur Miller guilty of contempt

07 Aug
1958: Arthur Miller cleared of contempt

10 Nov
1960: Lady Chatterley's Lover sold out

24 Jan
1961: End of the road for Monroe and Miller

17 Jun
1961: Russian dancer in freedom dash

12 Oct
1967: The Naked Ape steps out

08 Apr
1973: Art master Picasso dies

14 Feb
1974: Russian author charged with treason

12 Jan
1976: Crime writer Agatha Christie dies

03 Mar
1982: Queen opens Barbican Centre

18 Mar
1982: Judge halts 'obscenity' trial

11 Nov
1987: Van Gogh fetches record price

19 Jan
1988: Disabled author wins Whitbread

13 Oct
1988: Government loses Spycatcher battle

14 Feb
1989: Ayatollah sentences author to death

26 Dec
1990: Iranian leader upholds Rushdie fatwa

16 Jun
1992: Controversial Diana book published

12 Feb
1994: Art thieves snatch Scream

27 May
1994: Dissident writer Solzhenitsyn returns

26 Sep
1997: Earthquakes rock central Italy

03 Jan
2000: Art theft was 'professional' job

08 May
2000: Sneak preview of new Tate Modern

01 Jul
2000: Ex-Blair ally attacks prime minister

08 Jul
2000: New Harry Potter most magical yet


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