1953

   Farley Farm Summer and Christmas Gatherings.
   Death of Francis Picabia also of Joseph Stalin and ibn Saud.
   Dag Hammarskjold elected Secretary General of the UN
   Rene Coty suceeds Vincent Auriol as President of France.
   President Truman drops criminal investigation into the "International Oil Cartel" because 
   it threatens National Security.
   Playboy magazine starts publishing with a feature spread of Marilyn Monroe.
   IBM 701  - the companies first computer.
   James Baldwin publishes Go Tell it on a Mountain
   Francis Bacon paints Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X

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