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1920's Time Line

  • Radio Broadcasting

    Radio Broadcasting
    Broadcasting began in 1920 with KDKA. Chicago's first radio station, KYW in 1921.
  • Flappers

    Women who smoked, drank, cut their hair and wore shorter than normal skirts. The term first showed up in Great Britan. Eventually, "flapper" meant women who wore loose clothes and went dancing.
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    Events of the 1920's

  • The Voldstead Act

    The Voldstead Act
    Illegal to sell, make, transport any liquid that has 1/2% of alcohol in it.
  • Dance Marathons

    Dance Marathons
    Couples would dance for hours on end to recieve prize money. 25-cent admission charge.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    In 1919 the House of Representatives passed the 19th amendment, 304 to 90. On this date, the senate passed the amendment 56 to 25.
  • Miss america pageants

    Miss america pageants
    In 1921, Margaret Gorman was Miss Washington and then became Miss America. These pageants was first called "inner-city" beauties but escalated into Miss America pageants.
  • Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb

    Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb
    A british man named Lord Carnarvon discovered Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the spring of 1923. He shortly died after the discovery by an infected misquito bite. Then the tomb was deemed to be cursed by anyone who asociated with it.
  • Lois Armstrong

    Lois Armstrong
    Louis Armstrong, one of the first male jazz singers from the twenties was a founder of vocal jazz. Setting high standards with his voice and his trumpet. One of his major recordings was was West End Blues that came out in 1925. He changed the music of the world and was vastly known throughout the twenties.
  • First form of TV

    First form of TV
    John Baird invented the first form of tv. In late 1925 that, and other inventions, were sent off to labs. But in early 1926 the television was shown in London.
  • Literature

    Literature became a big thing in the twenties. Many writers and musicians came out during this time. A huge hit for the twenties and what is still loved in the present day was Winnie the Pooh, writen by Alan Alexander Milne. He also wrote plays and novels such as, The Red House Mystery.
  • Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth
    Babe Ruth hit his 60th home run during his first season with the Boston Red Sox.
  • Sliced and wraping bread

    Sliced and wraping bread
    Gustav Papendick improved the process of slicing and wraping bread so that way children could make their own sandwhichs without the worry of cutting themselves.
  • Steamboat Willie

    Steamboat Willie
    Walt Disney's animation and was the first cartoon to have post-produced soundtrack of dialogue and synchronized sound effects.
  • St. Valentines Day masacre

    St. Valentines Day masacre
    Seven well-dressed mobsters were linned up against a wall with their backs to the shooter. They were found riddled with bullets. Everyone thought that it was Al Capone because of his bad reputation and because the men that were shot were well known mobsters with lots of weapons. The purpose was to get a mobster nick named "Bugs".
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    The stock market crashed and the unemployment rate sky rocketed. This is the begining of the Great Depresion.