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Carlos Ghosn leaves Nissan after two decades as CEO

Ghosn announced he would step down as CEO of Nissan, while remaining chairman of the company. Hiroto Saikawa, who had been at Nissan 40 years and was co-chief executive of the company, became its CEO.

Donald Trump meets top manufacturing CEOs in a bid to get jobs home

Liveris organized a manufacturing working group to meet with Trump, which included executives from major companies to talk about job growth and economic policies. Speaking for the council on that day, Liveris said the 24 CEOs were "encouraged by pro-business policies" The CEOs present that day represented companies that employ 2 million.

Spanish rebels storm Parliament

"23-F" was an attempted coup d'état in Spain that began on 23 February and ended the following day. Its most visible figure, Antonio Tejero, led the failed coup's most notable event: a group of 200 armed officers of the Guardia Civil burst into the Spanish Congress of Deputies during the vote to elect the country's new Prime Minister.

US flag raises over Iwo Jima

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is an iconic photograph taken by Joe Rosenthal which depicts 6 US Marines raising a U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima, in World War II. Three Marines in the photograph, Sergeant Michael Strank, Corporal Harlon Block, and Private First Class Franklin Sousley were killed in action over the next few days. The other three surviving flag-raisers in the photograph.

USA takes control of the Panama Canal Zone for $10 million

Panama received US$10 million, much of which the United States required to be invested in that country, plus annual payments of US$250,000; with those payments made, the Canal Zone was formally turned over by Panama when American officials reopened the Panama City offices of the canal company and raised the American flag.

Diesel engine is patented

German inventor Rudolf Diesel patented his new engine. It burns fuel oil rather than gasoline, and uses high compressed of the gases in the cylinder rather than a spark to ignite the fuel. Diesel engines are more effective than gasoline engines but they produce more air pollutants. They are widely used in heavy industrial machinery.

John Quincy Adams dies at age 80 in Washington

The 78-year-old former president suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed. After a few months of rest, he made a full recovery and resumed his duties in Congress. When Adams entered the House chamber, everyone "stood up and applauded." He then died with his wife at his side in the Speaker's Room inside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.; his only living child, Charles Francis, did not arrive in time to see his father alive. His last words were "This is the last of earth. I am content."

Gutenberg prints his first Bible

The Gutenberg Bible was the first major book printed using mass-produced movable metal type in Europe. It marked the start of the "Gutenberg Revolution" and the age of the printed book in the West. Written in Latin, the Gutenberg Bible is an edition of the Vulgate, printed by Johannes Gutenberg, in Mainz.

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