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  • 1. February 14, 1929Gangsters working for Al Capone kill sevenrivals in the act known as the St. Valentines Day Massacre
  • 2. 1925 Charlie Chaplin’spopular silent comedy Gold Rush released
  • 3. October 29, 1929Postwar prosperity ends in the Stock Market crash
  • 4. 1920sHarlem Renaissance
  • 5. The Charleston is a dance that became popular in the 1920′s, during the era of jazz music, speakeasies, and flappers
  • 6. FACTS about this decade:• Life expectancy: Male 53.6, Female 54.6• 343,000 in military (down from 1,172,601 in 1919)•Illiteracy rate reached a new low: 6% of the population
  • 7. June 17, 1928 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly over the Atlantic Ocean
  • 8. 1922Ulysses by James Joyceis published; U.S. Post Office burns copies
  • 9. 1926A.A. Milne Publishes Winnie-the-Pooh
  • 10. September 19, 1928First Mickey Mouse talking film, Steamboat Willie, released by Walt Disney
  • 11. 1922 Tomb of King Tut Discovered
  • 12. FACTS about this decade:•Average annual earnings $1236;•Teachers salary $970
  • 13. 1922 Soviet States Merge into U.S.S.R.
  • 14. August 8, 1925 Forty thousand Ku KluxKlansmen march on Washington, their white-hooded procession filling Pennsylvania Avenue
  • 15. January 10, 1920: League of Nations Established.The League ultimately proved incapable of preventingaggression by the Axis powers in the 1930s.
  • 16. October 6, 1927 The advent of talkingpictures emerges; Al Jolsonin The Jazz Singer debuts in New York City
  • 17. 1927 Babe RuthMakes Home-Run Record
  • 18. Art Deco is an influentialvisual arts design stylewhich first appeared inFrance during the 1920s
  • 19. FACTS about this decade:It took 13 days to reachCalifornia from New York;There were 387,000 miles ofpaved road
  • 20. 1922 Gandhi sentencedto six years in prisonfor civil disobedience
  • 21. 1925Hitler publishes Mein Kampf
  • 22. Art movements of the 1920s included the modernist movement, abstractexpressionism, surrealism, a nd realism
  • 23. 1920s slang used for "girls orwomen": a broad, a bunny, acanary (well, one who couldsing), a charity girl (one whowas sexually promiscuous), adame, a doll, cats meow, catswhiskers
  • 24. August 10, 1927 Work on Gutzon Borglum’s giganticPresidential sculpture atMount Rushmore began
  • 25. 1927 Leon Trotskykicked out of Russias Communist Party
  • 26. May 20, 1927 Charles Lindberghleaves Roosevelt Field, New York, on the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history
  • 27. 1921 Albert Einsteinwins Nobel Prize for Photoelectric Effect
  • 28. 1925 F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby published
  • 29. November 15, 1926The NBC Radio Network, formed byWestinghouse, General Electric, andRCA, opens with twenty-four stations
  • 30. November 28, 1925The Grand Ole Opry transmits its first radio broadcast
  • 31. 1920 World population was 1.8 billion 1920sOne-quarter of the worlds population fell under British rule
  • 32. The Algonquin Round Table, (also known as The ViciousCircle), an informal group of American literary men andwomen, met for lunch on weekdays at a large round tablein the Algonquin Hotel in New York City during the 1920sand 30s. Many of the best-known writers, journalists, andartists in New York City were in this group. Among themwere Franklin P. Adams, Robert Benchley, HeywoodBroun, Marc Connelly, Russell Crouse, EdnaFerber, George S. Kaufman, Harpo Marx, DorothyParker, Harold Ross, Robert Sherwood, and AlexanderWoollcott.
  • 33. July 10, 1924 The Scopes Trial or "Monkey Trial" begins, laterresulting in a conviction for John T. Scopes, for teaching CharlesDarwins evolutionary theory at a Dayton, Tennessee highschool, which violated Tennessee law. Scopes was fined $100 for thecharge.
  • 34. Harry Houdiniwas the great escape artist of the 1920s
  • 35. The Lost Generation was the name Gertrude Stein gave to American expatriot writers, poets, andartists living in Europe during the 1920s. Famous members of the Lost Generation include ColePorter, Gerald Murphy, Patrick Henry Bruce, Waldo Pierce, Ernest Hemingway, F. ScottFitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, John Dos Passos, and Sherwood Anderson.
  • 36. 1927 Sacco and Venzetti Executed
  • 37. May 10, 1924J. Edgar Hoover is appointed to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 38. February 14, 1924The IBM corporation is founded
  • 39. FACTS about this decade•106,521,537 people in the United States•2,132,000 unemployed• Unemployment 5.2%
  • 40. 1920 – 1933Prohibition
  • 41. 1928 Penicillin Discovered
  • 42. January 25, 1924The first Winter Olympic Games are held in the French Alps in Chamonix, France
  • 43. March 2, 1923Time Magazine is published for the first time, featuring on its cover Joseph G. Cannon, the retired Speaker of the UnitedStates House of Representatives
  • 44. 1921Margaret Sanger forms theAmerican Birth Control League, today’s modern Planned Parenthood
  • 45. In the 1920s, a new woman was born.She smoked, drank, danced, and voted.She cut her hair, wore make-up, and wentto petting parties. She was giddy and tookrisks. She was a flapper.
  • 46. 1929First Academy Awards
  • 47. 1927Actress Mae West : Obscene
  • 48. May 30, 1922The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated
  • 49. September 8, 1921First Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City
  • 50. 1924 Nellie Ross of Wyoming and Miriam Ferguson of Texasare elected governors of their states
  • 51. February 5, 1922 Readers Digest is first published
  • 52. Ford stops production of the “Model T” in 1927 Thanks to Henry Ford and mass production, one could buy a Ford for only $290.00
  • 53. The Fascists (Mussolini) took power in 1922
  • 54. August 18, 1920The 19th Amendment gives Women the right to Vote