Art movements of the 1920s included the modernist movement, abstractexpressionism, surrealism, a nd realism
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
August 10, 1927 Work on Gutzon Borglum’s giganticPresidential sculpture atMount Rushmore began
1927 Leon Trotskykicked out of Russias Communist Party
May 20, 1927 Charles Lindberghleaves Roosevelt Field, New York, on the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history
1921 Albert Einsteinwins Nobel Prize for Photoelectric Effect
1925 F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gatsby published
November 15, 1926The NBC Radio Network, formed byWestinghouse, General Electric, andRCA, opens with twenty-four stations
November 28, 1925The Grand Ole Opry transmits its first radio broadcast
1920 World population was 1.8 billion 1920sOne-quarter of the worlds population fell under British rule
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.
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.
Harry Houdiniwas the great escape artist of the 1920s
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.