The 1920's

By mlane
  • 19 Amendment

    The Nineteenth Amendment was added to the U.S Constitution on August 8, 1920 . It states that no state and the federal government can deny any citizen the right to vote because their sex. This amendment was brought on by woman suffragist who were tired of being looked down apon.
  • Harding elected President of United States

    Warren G. Harding was elected president on November 2, 1920. He was the 29th president of the United States. Before he ran for any office he was a news papaer publisher. In 1914 he was elected Ohio's senator in the U.S Senate. He stayed there untill he was elected president.
  • First Miss America Pageant

    The Miss America competition began on September 8, 1921. It was a two-day beauty contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The pageant was not always known as the Miss America pageant it was first known as Atlantic City Pageant. It was not till 1922 that it was known as the Miss America pagent. The woman that wins, gets a scholarship and the title for a year. These women come form every state in the U.S plus Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
  • Fatty Arbuckle Scandal

    Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle was an actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter in the 1920's. On Labor Day weekend Arbuckle decided to throw a party. A young women named Virginia Rappe became very ill. Days following the party Arbuckle was accused of raping and murdering the young lady. His carrer was runied and no one would watch any of his movies. After the trial he was found not guilty. His carrer was runied but in the early 30's he became to come back. It was short lived he died in 1933.
  • Readers Digest is Published

    Reader's Digest magazine was co-founded in 1922 by Lila Bell Wallace and DeWitt Wallace. The idea was to gather a sampling of favorite articles on many subjects from various monthly magazines, sometimes condensing and rewriting them, and to combine them into one magazine.
  • First Olympic Game

    The first winter games were held in Chamonix, France. They were held from January 25 till Febuary 5, 1924. The event is held every four years and is a multi-sport event. It had bobsled, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, speed skating, and many more.
  • Leopold & Loeb murder for fun

    Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold were very intelagent young men. They worked out a plan for seven months. For a victim, they chose a 14 year old boy named Bobby Franks. Since Bobby was a cousin of Loeb, he happily got into the car that afternoon. A few blocks from Bobby's house suddenly Loeb grabbed him, stuffed a gag in his mouth and smashed his skull with a chisel. He fell to the floor of the car and bled to death. These two men killed for fun.
  • Scopes Money Trial

    The Scopes "Monkey" Trial was the trial of John Scopes who was accused of teaching Darwin's Theory Of Evolution in school. Since teaching Darwin's theory was illegal at the time Scopes was arrested.This plan was pre-planed. Scopes and other man wanted to test the law of not being able to teach evolution in schools. The jury found Scopes guilty of breaking the law and fined him one hundred dollars.
  • Winnie the Pooh was published

    Winnie-the-Pooh first appeared in 24 December 1925, in a Christmas story in the London newspaper The Evening News. His originl name was Edward but as the story goes on Pooh's owner, Christopher Robin, re-names him. The first collection of Pooh stories appeared in the book Winnie-the-Pooh. The story that appeared in the paper a year before was the first chapter of the book. Pooh, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, and Tiger made their book debut when the book was published on October 14, 1926.
  • Harry Hudini dies

    Harry Hudini is one of the greatest magicians of all time. He tries stunts that no one would even dream of doing. On the night of October 22, 1926 Hudini was in his dressing room getting ready for a preformance when a young man walked in and ask if he could test his muslce strength by punching him in the stomach. Before Houdini could tighten his stomach the young man began to punch. The man had punched Hudini's appendix and made it burst. 9 days later on October 31, Hudini died.
  • Sacco & Vanzetti were executed

    Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian immigrants accused of robbery and murder. Since immigrants were not liked at the time they were the first to be accused. Everyone "knew" they did it so the trial was all just for show. Sacco & Vanzetti were convicted and sentence to death row. Sacco and Vanzetti were executed on August 23, 1927.
  • Babe Ruth makes home run record

    In 1927, Babe Ruth was playing for the New York Yankees. Throughout the 1927 season, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig competed for who was going to end the season with the most home runs. By September both men were at 45 when suddenly Gehrig slowed down. At the end of the month September 30, Babe Ruth made his 60th home run. I new record. Ruth's record would not be broken till 34 years later.
  • The first Mickey Mouse Cartoon debuted

    Mickey Mouse made his debut in, Plane Crazy on May 15, 1928. It did not have any sound but on December 29, 1928 Walt Disney added sound. The story is about Mickey trying to fly an airplane to imitate Charles Lindbergh.
  • Martin Luther King is born

    Martin Luther King was born on January 15 1929 Atlanta, Georgia. His name when he was born was actually Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. He attended all public and graduated at the age of 15. Martin Luther King Jr. lead the movment for civil rights. He did great things in his life time but his life came to an end on April 4, 1968, when he was assassinated on his motel balcony.
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    On February 14, in North Chicago, seven well-dressed men were found shot to death inside the S.M.C Cartage Co. garage. They had been lined up against a wall, with their backs to their killers than shot to death. All of the men murdered were apart of the North Side Irish gang ran by George "Bugs" Moran. It is believed that the South Side Italians, ran by Al Capone, was behind the murders.