The roaring twenties

The Roaring Twenties

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    The Roaring Twenties

  • The Establishment of the League Of Nations

    The Establishment of the League 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. After the turmoil caused by the Versailles Treaty, many looked to the League to bring stability to the world.
  • 1st flight from London to South Africa

    1st flight from London to South Africa
    The first flight to South Africa takes off on Feb, 4, 1920 from London. This flight was abnormally long, especially compared to the time a flight takes us these days, with such a distance. Machines were not the same back then as they are now, and the planes were not used to going such long distances. This flight took 1-and-a-half months!
  • Sacco And Vanzetti Arrested

    Sacco And Vanzetti Arrested
    Arrested in May 1920, Sacco & Vanszetti were charged with executing a robbery and murder in exchange for money. While there was little evidence against the two, the pair were vocal about their anarchist views. Mixed with their ethnic background, Italian, the public had already convicted them based on those two factors. They were sentenced to death. This case is a prime example of the widespread racism that plagued early America.
  • Colleges Raise to Religious debates, voting for Agnosticism

    Colleges Raise to Religious debates, voting for Agnosticism
    Lambeth proposals, which were promulgated by a conference of Anglican and Episcopal bishops from all over the world in August, 1920, provide, in brief, for a reunion of the churches on the basis that priests of the Roman and Greek Catholic Churches would be accepted as priests of the Anglican Church if their own communions would reciprocate, while it is asked of the Protestant Churches that they should allow their ministers to submit to reordination by Anglican or Episcopal bishops.
  • The Ratification of the 19th Amendment

    The Ratification of the 19th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. The 19th amendment ensures rights to every white individual in America.
  • The 18th Amendment

    The 18th Amendment
    The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages. Upon ratification of the amendment by the states, Congress voted its approval in October 1919, and enacted it into law as the National Prohibition Act of 1920.
  • The First Two-Colored- Film

    The First Two-Colored- Film
    First Technicolor feature film shown to audiences: The Toll Of The Seas, starring Anna Mae Wong, later to become one of moviedom's regular supporting players. The process is the Technicolor company's two-color system. This process captures shades of green and red, and prints the green color range on the backside of the red range on reverse sides of the same strip of film.
  • The Ledgend of Tutankhamen's tomb

    The Ledgend of Tutankhamen's tomb
    In November of 1923, Lord Carnavon has just opened Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb, but was a superstition about the Pharaoh's curse. The superstition said that if someone opened and disturbed a mummified pharaoh, a curse would be placed on the finder of the coffin. Apparently, six months after Tutankhamen's tomb was opened, Lord Carnavon died of an insect bite while working in the tomb.
  • Lenin's Death

     Lenin's Death
    On January 21, 1924 Vladimir Lenin, the architect of the October Revolution and the "leader of the world's proletariat," died, having succumbed to complications from the three strokes that progressively robbed him of his faculties. He was not quite fifty-four. For more than a year before his death, the Communist Party and the Soviet government had soldiered on without him. Now the question was what purposes could the deceased leader serve.
  • The Klu Klux Klan

    The Klu Klux Klan
    This was the first “Konvention” held in the state of Washington, and it attracted between twenty and fifty thousand spectators. Many were opposed to the Klu Klux Klan or the "KKK," yet others weren't sure exactly who they were or what they did; at first.
  • Flappers became Popular to the Roaring Twenties Culture

    Flappers became Popular to the Roaring Twenties Culture
    Flappers were young women in the 1920s whose dress, hair style, and attitude were much different than the Gibson Girl, the image of the ideal woman just a generation earlier. Flappers dressed somewhat like a boy; they tightly wound their chest with strips of cloth in order to flatten it and chopped off most of their hair. The waists of flapper clothes were dropped to the hipline. The hem of the skirts also started to rise in the 1920s. At first the hem only rose a few inches, but from 1925 to 19
  • John. T. Scopes's Money Trial

    John. T. Scopes's Money Trial
    In July, 1925, Teacher John T. Scopes goes to trial in Dayton, TN, for teaching evolution over creationism in a public school. Just months before the Butler Act made it illegal to teach evolution in Tennessee schools. Scopes was found guilty as charged.
  • The Invention of the television

    The Invention of the television
    Scottish inventor John Baird invents the first form of a television. On October second, 1925, On March 25, 1925, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird gave the first public demonstration of televised silhouette images in motion, at Selfridge's Department Store in London.
  • The election of Bertha Knight Landes

    The election of Bertha Knight Landes
    Bertha Knight Landes, elected mayor of Seattle in 1926, became the first woman to lead a major American city. She ran on a platform of "municipal housekeeping," vowing to clean up city government. She advocated municipal ownership of utilities such as City Light and street railways. Her single term ended in 1928, but she remained a civic leader and role model for women.
  • First Winnie The Pooh Book Published

    First Winnie The Pooh Book Published
    With the first publication of the children's book Winnie-the-Pooh on October 14, 1926, the world was introduced to some of the most popular fictional characters of the twentieth century, Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, and Eeyore. The second collection of Winnie-the-Pooh stories, The House at Pooh Corner, appeared on bookshelves just two years later and introduced the character Tigger. Since then, the books have been published worldwide in over twenty languages.
  • First solo flight Across Atlantic ocean

    First solo flight Across Atlantic ocean
    The press hounded Charles Lindbergh, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic, from New York to Paris in 1927. His daring 3610-mile journey, completed in 33.5 hours, made him an international hero. It was an era when anyone who appeared in the press became an instant celebrity the date opn this flight was not specified.
  • First Academy Awards

    First Academy Awards
    Soon after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded in 1927, a committee of seven members was given the task of creating an Academy Awards presentation. Though the idea was shelved for nearly a year due to other pressing Academy issues, the plans for an awards ceremony presented by the Awards committee were accepted in May 1928. It was decided that all films released from August 1, 1927 through July 31, 1928 would be eligible for the first Academy Awards.
  • Babe Ruth's Record breaking 60th Home run.

    Babe Ruth's Record breaking 60th Home run.
    he competition lasted until September, when both men reached their 45th home run of the season. Then, unexpectedly, Gehrig slowed down and all that was left was for Babe Ruth to hit the incredibly high number of 60 home runs.
  • Steamboat Willie

    Steamboat Willie
    Steamboat Willie is a 1928 American animated short film directed by Walt Disney. It was produced in black & white by The Walt Disney Studio and released by Celebrity Productions. The cartoon is considered the debut of Mickey Mouse, and his girlfriend Minnie, but the characters had both appeared several months earlier in test screenings. Steamboat Willie was the third of Mickey's films to be produced, but was the first to be distributed.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    On the morning of October 28th, 1929, stock prices plummeted. Vast numbers of people were selling their stocks. Margin calls were sent out. People across the country watched the ticker as the numbers it spit out spelled their doom. The ticker was so overwhelmed that it quickly fell behind. A crowd gathered outside of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, stunned at the downturn. Rumors circulated of people committing suicide.