• Leage of nations

    The League of Nations came into being after the end of World War One. The League of Nation's task was simple, to ensure that war never broke out again.
  • prohibition begins

    On January 16, 1920 the era of Prohibition began in the United States. The manufacture, sale, and transport of all beverages of alcohol became illegal under the law of the land by Constitutional amendment. Long queues ran around the block in big cities as people made the most of their last opportunity to buy wine and spirits legally.
  • women granted right to vote

    The women’s suffrage campaign in the United States culminated in the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, ratified on August 18, 1920, which granted women permanent suffrage (the right to vote), in all states. Suffragists, male or female, supported equal suffrage.
  • charlston dance invented

    The Charleston was one of the dances from which Lindy Hop and Jazz Roots developed in the 1930s, though the breakaway is popularly considered an intermediary dance form[citation needed]. A slightly different form of Charleston became popular in the 1930s and 40s, and is associated with Lindy Hop.
  • first winter olympic games

    The Games were held every four years from 1924 until 1936 when they were interrupted by World War II. The Olympics resumed in 1948 and were celebrated every four years until 1992. At that point the governing body for the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee decided to place the Summer and Winter Games on separate four-year cycles in alternating even-numbered years
  • scopes trial

    Scopes trial was about a teacher teaching evolution to a group of students. Scopes was defended by the united states most knowlegable person about evolution, Clarence Darrow, the most religous person in the u..s shoed up and defended that religin was always right, William Jennings Bryan
  • flapper dresses in style

    In the 1920s, a new woman was born. She smoked, drank, danced, and voted. She cut her hair, wore make-up, and went to petting parties. She was giddy and took risks. She was a flapper
  • woman swims the english channel

    She left Cape Griz-Nez, France, at 7:05 a.m. and reached the shore line at Kingsdown, England, 14 hours and 30 minutes later. Only five men had succeeded in swimming the channel before her, and she beat the record by more than two hours. Because of the stormy weather, she had swum 35 miles in crossing the 21-mile-wide channel. Yet her time for the crossing stood for 24 years before it was broken in 1950 by Florence Chadwick, who swam the channel 23 miles in 13 hours and 20 minutes
  • lindebergh flys solo across atlantic

    from Roosevelt Field located in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles, in the single-seat, single-engine monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh, a U.S. Army reserve officer, was also awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his historic exploit
  • saco and venzetti exicuted

    were anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery in Massachusetts. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed on August 23, 1927.
  • bubble gum invented

    Walter Diemer of the Fleer company was able to perfect the treat we know today as "Double Bubble" bubble gum
  • penicillin discovered

    In 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming found a mold had contaminated one of his experiments. To his surprise, the mold was an antibacterial agent that could kill many harmful bacteria. He named the active agent, penicillin.
  • first mickey mouse cartoon

    Walt Disney got the inspiration for Mickey Mouse from his old pet mouse he used to have on his farm. In 1925, Hugh Harman drew some sketches of mice around a photograph of Walt Disney. These inspired Ub Iwerks to create a new mouse character for Disney.
  • st. valentines massacre

    On the morning of Thursday, February 14, 1929, St. Valentine's Day, five members of the North Side Gang, plus non-members Reinhardt H. Schwimmer and John May, were lined up against the rear inside wall of the garage of the SMC Cartage Company in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago's North Side. They were then shot dead, possibly by members of Al Capone's gang, possibly by gangsters hired from outside the city so they would not be recognized by their victims, or a cobination of both
  • stock market crashes

    On Black Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 38 points to 260, a drop of 12.8%. The deluge of selling overwhelmed the ticker tape system that normally gave investors the current prices of their shares. Telephone lines and telegraphs were clogged and were unable to cope. This information vacuum only led to more fear and panic. The technology of the New Era, much celebrated by investors previously, now served to deepen their suffering.