1920-1929 History Timeline

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    Thorstein Veblen

    Thorstein Veblen was a famous Norwegian Economist who was popular for being a witty critic of capitalism. "Conspicuous Consumption" was one of his famous ideas.
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    Sun Yat-sen

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    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    Russian Communist revolutionary, political theorist, and politician. He served of the Head of Government of many different governments including: Russian Republic, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, adn the Soviet Union
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    Harry Houdini

    The Magician!
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    Chiang Kai-Shek

    Chinese political and military leader
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    Russian Civil War

    The Russian Civil War was a war between the people in Russia as they disagreed on the political futures of Russia.
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    Red Terror

    The Red Terror was all about killings including torture, mass killings, and systematic oppression conducted by the Bolsheviks. It was also the beginning of the Soviet Republic
  • WWI Moves Forward

    WWI Moves Forward
    In 1918, the Allies occupy Germany, gaining ground on the central powers
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    South African Apartheid

    A political and social system in South Africa made by the white minority to institute stricter racial segregation.
  • Black Moses

    Black Moses
    Marcus Garvey, AKA Black Moses, leads the black population in the largest mass movement in black history. He believed that blacks would never be accepted in America and she go back to where they could live in peace, or Africa
  • Expanse of the Urban Population

    Expanse of the Urban Population
    For the first time in American history, the urban population is larger than the rural population.
  • Sports

    Baseball! Baseball was the only sport with racial integration in that time.
  • First Commercial Broadcast

    First Commercial Broadcast
    The first commercial broadcast was aired on election day of 1920. This was a momentous day, as the people could hear live who won instead of reading it in the newspaper days later. Other Radio related facts;
    First commercial radio station; KDKA
    Transatlantic broadcasting
    Network broadcasting over thousands of miles
    Federal Radio Commission
  • Wall Street Bombing

    Wall Street Bombing
    The Wall Street Bombing resulted in the instant killing of 30 people and a later death total of 38. The mystery was never solved of who did it, some say that it was Italian anarchists, but the answer is unknown.
  • KKK

    Membership in the Ku Klux Klan sky rocketed in the 1920s
  • The Red Scare

    The Red Scare
    The Red Scare was the fear of communism in the US.
  • Prohibition

    No more alcohol! It is now illegal to sell alcohol...but you can still drink it if you can get it! You can guess how many people follow this law. (1920-1933)
  • Entertainment and Life

    Entertainment and Life
    The Charleston was invented and filled the dance halls. The Flapper girls became more prominent wearing their short skirts, and risque attire and behavior. Poets of the 20's were writing Avant-Garde, a style that disobeyed all original poem rules. Germans were listening to the popular Jazz music that America were also listening to, a music that was fun, instead of formal. Plays were also defying the norms and were centered more around communicating emotion, than what actual happens day to day.
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    Nationalists vs. Communists

    Nationalist and Communist Chinese troops battle among themselves for control of the mainland resistance to British rule in India.
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    President Warren Harding

    President Warren Harding's presidency
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    Expanse of the urban population

    Urban population exceeds rural population for the 1st time in the US history.
  • Assisnation of Michael Collines

    Assisnation of Michael Collines
    Michael Collins, born in 1890, head of the Irish Free State is assassinated.
  • King Tutt's Tomb

    King Tutt's Tomb
    King Tut's Tomb was discovered by the British Archaeologist, Howard Carter.
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    Mohandas (Mahatma ) Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru’s leadership of a mostly non-violent
  • Turkey

    In 1923 the Republic of Turkey is founded as the Ottoman empire was dessimated by WWI
  • Death of Pancho Villa

    Death of Pancho Villa
    Pancho Villa was assassinated in his automobile when he was going into town for ranch business
  • Tokyo-Yokohama earthquake

    Tokyo-Yokohama earthquake
    This earthquake located in Tokyo-Yokohama, Japan, killed over 140,000 people, one of the biggest earthquakes in history.
  • First Winter Olympic Games

    First Winter Olympic Games
    The first ever Winter Olympic games took place in Haute-Savoie, France. This was also the first Olympics to ever have women participate in them. Some participants, and winners, were as young as 11 years old.
  • Greece become a republic

    Greece become a republic
    Greece becomes a republic and is no longer a monarchy. King Constantinople had to abdicate for his son, a second time, George II. Later King George II was told to leave the country, and Alexandros Papanastasiou proclaimed Greece to be the Second Hellenic Republic.
  • Television

    In 1926 the first television was invented. The television transmits live, moving images with sound.
    First experimental “wireless motion pictures”
    First TV set is sold
    First experimental color TV is demonstrated
  • The crossing of the Atlantic

    The crossing of the Atlantic
    Charles Lindbergh, the first time in history, crossed the Atlantic ocean in one flight
  • Antibiotics

    In 1928 modern antibiotics were discovered as they introduced a small amount of a disease into your body, your body fights it off, and then remembers how to if it is infected with it later.
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    Russian Industrialization

    Total industrial revitalization in Russia
  • Governor of New York

    Governor of New York
    Franklin D. Roosevelt became the governor of New York City.
  • Herbert Hoover

    Herbert Hoover
    Herbert Hoover, a Republican, becomes president of the U.S. in a landslide victory.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart flies solo over Atlantic Ocean, and is the first woman to do so.
  • Saint Valentines Day Massacre

    Saint Valentines Day Massacre
    1929's Valentines day was one of the bloodiest in mob history with 7 men being killed. The gunning happened because Al Capone wanted to be in control of Chicago, and the only way to do that was to get rid of the current gang.
  • Black Thursday

    Black Thursday
    So many people's shares were traded by panicked investors that it sparks the Great Depression
  • Germany Hyperinflation

    Germany Hyperinflation
    In 1929 in Germany, their money was worth so little that it costed millions of dollars for every-day necessities. Their money was worth so little because they lost the war, and were forced to pay people off, and try to rebuild their own country, but they didn't have any money left, so they just printed more.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    The Great Depression was a time of long and severe recession of the American economy. This happened in the US for many reasons including the crash of the stock market, the dust bowl, banks failure, no new businesses, and unemployment. Everyone wanted jobs, but no one could supply them, so some people resolved to bartering.
  • Mussolini's assination

    Mussolini's assination
    Mussolini was assassinated by the Italian Communists in 1945, and was attempted assassination in 1926 by anarchists and members of the Giustizia e Libertá groups of the Action Party.
  • First Rocket Launch

    First Rocket Launch
    This year marks the launching of the first liquid fuel rocket by Robert Goddard
  • Mussolini becomes leader in Italy

    Mussolini becomes leader in Italy
    Mussolini receives the majority vote in Italy.
  • Java Man

    Java Man
    Scientists analyze “Java Man” skull dating it at 700,000 years old