IBM also known as International Business Machines was founded by Charles Flint on June 16th, 1911.
The Palmer Raids arrest and deport over 6,000 suspected "radicals"
Starting in November 1919 to January 1920 The Plamer raids were under the leadership of Attorney General Alexander M. Palmer and were out to arrest and deport all radicals living in the U.S.
The 18th amendment goes into effect
Congress ratified the 18th Amendment, which prohibited the manufacturing, transportation and sale of alcohol within the United States on January 29, 1919
Charles Lindbergh make the first non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight
Charles Lindbergh was an American pilot that made the first non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight on June 15, 1919
The League of Nations is founded
The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organization founded on January 10th 1920 and was a result of the Paris Peace Conference which ended World War 1.
19th amendment is ratified by congress
The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote and was ratified by congress on August 18, 1920.
Radio Station KDKA airs the first commercially broadcast program
KDKA, a radio station aired the first ever commercial broadcast program on November 2nd, 1920. The significance of this date is that it was election day.
Warren G. Harding is elected president
Warren G Harding was elected to be the 29th U.S President in November 1921, he died during his presidential term. William G. Harding was a member of the Republican Party.
Sacco and Vanzetti Trial concludes
The 7 week trial of Sacco and Vanzetti concluded on July 14th, 1921 and they were found guilty of first degree murder.
Reader's Digest is founded
Reader's Digest was founded by DeWitt Wallace and Lila Wallace in New York City and it was first published on February, 1st 1922.
First game in the newly built in Yankee Stadium is played
The first game at Yankee Stadium was on April, 4th 1923.
President Warren G. Harding dies
President Warren G, Harding died on August 8th, 1923. He was 58 years old.
Adolf Hitler leads a failed attempt to overthrow the German government (Beer Hall Putsch)
Also known as the Beer Hall Putsch, it started on November 8th, 1923, Adolf Hitler and his followers staged a failed takeover of the government. After the Beer Hall Putsch Hitler was convicted of treason and sentenced to 5 years of prison
The National Origins Act is passed limiting immigration
The National Origins Act, also known as the Immigration Act of 1924
limited the number of immigrants allowed entry into the United States through a national origins quota.
George Gershwin releases "Rhapsody in Blue"
George Gershwin released "Rhapsody in Bue" in 1924. Rhapsody in Blue is a 1924 musical composition by American composer George Gershwin.
President Calvin Coolidge is elected president
Calvin Coolidge was an American politician and became the U.S 30th president and was elected in November 1924.
The first winter Olympics are held
The first winter Olympics which was held in Chamonix, France started on January 25th, 1924 and ended on February 5th, 1924.
Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf
Adolf Hitler published his book "Mein Kampf" in 1925.
Langston Hughes publishes his first set of poems in his The Weary Blues
Langston Hughes, an American writer published his first set of poems in 1925, they were called " The Weary Blues".
The Great Gatsby is published by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald was originally published on April 10th, 1925.
Scopes Monkey Trial begins in Dayton, TN
The Scopes Monkey Trial was a high publicized trial in 1925 when a high school teacher named John Scopes was charged with violating state law by teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
The Ford Motor Company announces the creation of a 40 hour work week
On May 1st, 1926 The Ford Motor Company announced the creation of a 40 hour work week. They were one of the first companies to ever extend their work week.
Gertrude Ederle is the first woman to swim the English Channel
Gertrude Ederle was an American competition swimmer and became the first woman to swim the English channel on August 6, 1926.
The Great Mississippi Flood displaces 700,000 people
The Great Mississippi flood was in April of 1927, the lower Mississippi River Valley flooded causing the displacement of 700,000 people.
The first film with sound "The Jazz Singer" debuts
"The Jazz Singer" was a synchronized musical soundtrack and came out in 1927.
The Teapot Dome Scandal is uncovered
The Teapot Dome Scandal was when there was secret leasing of the federal oil reserve
Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs
On September 30th, 1927 Babe Ruth an american baseball player, hit his 60th home run in the 1927 season.
The Holland Tunnel connecting Nyc and NJ opens
The Holland Tunnel, a tunnel built under the Hudson River connecting NYC to NJ, first opened on November, 13th, 1927.
Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin
In 1928, Alexander Flemming discovered Penicillin made from the Penicillium notatum mold. He recieved a Nobel Prize for his discovery many years later in 1945.
Herbert Hoover is elected president
Herbert Clark Hoover was an American businessman and was the elected to be the 31st president of the United States in November 1928.
Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in the short film "Steamboat Willie"
Mickey Mouse made his movie debut in Steamboat Willie, one of the earliest animated cartoons directed by Walt Disney on November 11th, 1928
Chicago's St. Valentine's Day Massacre
The Chicago's St. Valentines Day Massacre refers to when 7 members of Chicago's Northside Gang being shot on February 15th, 1929. They were shot by 4 unknown assailants.
Stock Market crashes on 'Black Tuesday'
Share prices on the New York Stock Exchange collapsed on October 29th, 1929
Amelia Earhart attempts to fly around the world
Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In March 1937, Earhart attempted to fly around the world but the flight was unsuccessful and she disappeared.
Ellis Island closes as an immigration point to the United States
On November 12th, 1954 the federal government closed Ellis Island as an immigration point.