The roaring 20's By lmbrda7 Jun 16, 1911 The IBM Corporation is founded International Business Machines Corporations, is a computer and technology consulting corp. It is based at Armonk, New York and is referred to as the Big Blue. Dec 18, 1917 The 18th Amendment goes into effect This was probation, the banned of alcohol. 1919 The Palmer Raids arrest and deport over 6,000 suspected "radicals" These raids were conducted during the First Red Scare where they arrested 6,000 radicals mostly Italians and European. Sep 4, 1919 19th Amendment is ratified by Congress This gave women the right to vote. Jan 10, 1920 The League of Nations is founded This was a government meeting inspired by the Paris conference that ended WW1. It was a meeting to theoretically keep world peace. Nov 2, 1920 Radio station KDKA airs the first commercially broadcast program Commercially broadcast program debut. Mar 4, 1921 Warren G. Harding Is elected president He was elected the 29th president. His presidency was very controversial because of the criminal backgrounds of his cabinet members. May 31, 1921 Sacco and Vanzetti Trial concludes Jury assumed because of these men's behavior that they were guilty. 1922 Readers Digest is founded A general interest family magazine, only printed ten times a year. Many people subscribed and the annual income in 1929 was $900,000. Apr 7, 1922 The teapot dome scandal is uncovered The Seceratray of the President is found guilty of being bribed. 1923 First game in the newly built Yankee Stadium is played This was the first game played in there new stadium. Aug 2, 1923 President Warren G. Harding dies He died of a heart attack. Aug 2, 1923 President Calvin Coolidge is elected president He was the 30th president of the United States. Nov 8, 1923 Adolf Hitler leads a failed attempt to overthrow the German government This was Hitlers first attempted to take over the German government. He failed at this. 1924 The National Origins Act is passed limiting immigration This restricted the immigration of Eastern and Southern European. 1924 George Gerschwin releases "Rhapsody in blue" This was a musical composition, with a solo piano and jazz band. Jan 25, 1924 The first winter olympics The first winter Olympics were held in France. These were all multi sport events. Nov 12, 1924 Ellis Island closes as an immigration point to the United States. On this day Ellis island closed after accepting 12 million immigrants into the united states. Apr 10, 1925 The Great Gatsby is published by F. Scott Fitzgerald A book about fictional characters living in a town and partying. May 9, 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial begins in Dayton, TN John Scopes was arrested for teaching evolution in a Tennessee School. This was against the law and was assumed to be a test to see if he would be arrested. Jul 18, 1925 Adolf Hitler publishes Mien Kampf This was a book that was an autobiographical novel. This was published by Hitler 1926 Langston Hughes publishes his first set of poems in his The Weary Blues This was his first SET of poems. Aug 6, 1926 Gertrude Ederle is the first woman to swim the English Channel She was an Olympic swimmer and world champion. Sep 25, 1926 The Ford Motor Company announces the creation of 40 hour work week Ford saw the bad work that 48 hour work week would bring. Because he believed people would do work better if the work hours were shorter, he shortened it to a 40 hour work week. 1927 The Great Mississippi Flood displaces 700,000 people This was a big flood caused by rain. 1927 The holland tunnel connecting NYC and NJ opens. This tunnel connecting NYC and NJ was an inovation of the century. May 21, 1927 Charles Lindbergh makes the first non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight This was the day that Charles Lindbergh completesd the first solo Trans-Atlantic flight from Long Island, New York to Paris, France. Sep 30, 1927 Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs This record would stand for 34 more years. Dec 30, 1927 The first film with sound "The Jazz Singer debuts First Successful film with sound. Sep 3, 1928 Alexander Fleming discovers Penicillin When he first discovered this now useful medicine, he did not fully understand his great discovery. Nov 18, 1928 Mickey Mouse makes makes his first apperance in the short film "steamboat Willie" This was his first film apperance as an early animated film. Feb 14, 1929 Chicago's St. Valentine's Day Massacre This was a massacre of seven North side gang members of Chicago. Al Capone sent men to line up these seven gang members against a wall and execute them. Mar 4, 1929 Herbert Hoover is elected president A businessman and politician who served as our 31st president. Oct 24, 1929 Stock Market crashes on 'Black Tuesday' This was the stock market crash of 1929 or the Great crash. This was a result of investors playing the market in different ways. 1937 Amelia Earhart attempts to fly around the world This was a failed attempt to fly around the world. She took off from California and crashed in the ocean.