May 17, 1873 – Dorothy Richardson, pioneer of stream of consciousness, is born

May 17, 1873 – Dorothy Richardson, pioneer of stream of consciousness, is born

Influential English writer Dorothy Richardson, whose stream-of-consciousness style will influence James Joyce and Virginia Woolf, is born on this day in 1873.

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May 17, 1990 – Gorbachev meets with Lithuanian prime minister

May 17, 1990 – Gorbachev meets with Lithuanian prime minister

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meets with Lithuanian Prime Minister Kazimiera Prunskiene in an effort to settle differences arising from Lithuania’s recent proclamation of independence from the Soviet Union.

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