The League of Nations was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War.
warren G. Harding is elected president
Warren Gamaliel Harding was the 29th President of the United States from 1921 until his death in 1923.
Beer hall putsch
Adolf Hitler lead a failed attempt to over throw the German government.
President Warren G. Harding dies.
Warren G. Harding suddenly dies from a heart attack.
The first ever winter Olympics are held.
The first winter Olympics took place in Chamonix, France.
Stock Market crashes on black Tuesday
The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as the Stock Market Crash of 1929 or the Great Crash, is the stock market crash that occurred in late October, 1929.
Amelia Earhart attempts to fly around the world.
Amelia Earhart attempts to fly around the world, she is unsuccessful and never found.
The IBM corporation is founded.
The International Business Machines corporation is founded.
The 18th amendment goes into effect.
The Eighteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution established the prohibition of "intoxicating liquors" in the United States.
The palmer raids arrest and deport over 6,000 suspected "radicals".
Palmer Raids, also called Palmer Red Raids, raids conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1919 and 1920 in an attempt to arrest foreign anarchists, communists, and radical leftists, many of whom were subsequently deported.
The 19th amendment is ratified by congress.
The 19th amendment gave women the right to vote.
Radio station KDKA airs the first commercially broadcast program.
Westinghouse Radio Station KDKA was a world pioneer of commercial radio broadcasting.
Sacco and Vanzetti trial ends.
The jury convicted Sacco and Vanzetti of first-degree murder and they were sentenced to death by the trial judge.
Readers digest is founded.
Reader's Digest is an American general-interest family magazine, published ten times a year.
The teapot dome scandal is uncovered.
Albert B. Fall, who served as secretary of the interior in President Warren G. Harding's cabinet, is found guilty of accepting a bribe while in office.
First game in the newly built Yankees stadium is played.
In the historic first game, the Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-1.
president Calvin Coolidge is elected president.
A Republican lawyer from New England, born in Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor and then president.
George Gerschwin releases "Rhapsody in Blue"
This song combines elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects.
The national origins act is passed, limiting immigration.
A law that severely restricted immigration by establishing a system of national quotas that blatantly discriminated against immigrants from southern and eastern Europe
The great Gatsby is published by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922
Scopes monkey trial begins in Dayton, TN
In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.
Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf
Mein Kampf is a 1925 autobiographical book by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler.
The Ford motor company announces the 40 hour work week.
The Ford Motor Company advanced the idea in 1914, when it scaled back from a 48-hour to a 40-hour workweek after founder Henry Ford believed that too many hours were bad for workers' productivity.
Langston Hughes Publishes his first set of poems in his The Weary Blues.
Langston Hughes was just twenty-four years old when his debut poetry collection The Weary Blues was published in 1926.
Gertrude Ederle is the first women to swim across the English channel.
on her second attempt, 19-year-old Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim the 21 miles from Dover, England, to Cape Griz-Nez across the English Channel, which separates Great Britain from the northwestern tip of France.
Babe Ruth hits 60 homers
In 1927 Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in a single season.
The great Mississippi flood displaces 700,000 people.
The Great Flood of 1927 was one of the most powerful natural disasters of the 1900s.
Charles Lindbergh makes the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight.
Charles Lindbergh flew non stop from New York to Paris. This was the first ever nonstop flight over the Atlantic.
The Holland Tunnel connecting NJ to NYC opens.
At the time of its opening, the Holland Tunnel was the longest continuous underwater vehicular tunnel in the world.
The first film with sound "The Jazz Singer" debuts
The movie uses Warner Brothers' Vitaphone sound-on-disc technology to reproduce the musical score and sporadic episodes of synchronized speech.
Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin
In 1928 Alexander Fleming (1881–1955) discovered penicillin, made from the Penicillin notatum mold.
Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in the short film "Steam Boat Willie"
Mickey Mouse made his movie debut in Steamboat Willie, one of the earliest animated cartoons.
Chicago's St. Valentine's day massacre.
The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 Valentine's Day murder of seven members and associates of Chicago's North Side Gang. The men were gathered at a Lincoln Park garage on the morning of Valentine's Day, where they were made to line up against a wall and shot by four unknown assailants
Herbert Hoover is elected President.
Herbert Clark Hoover was an American engineer, businessman and politician who served as the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression.
Ellis island closes as an immigration point to the U.S.
Ellis Island closes after admitting millions of immigrants. From 1892 to when it officially closed its doors in 1954.