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Use the terms like 1920's, 1920's america, roaring twenties when searching in these databases.



The 1920's

POP Culture: 1920

ICONS: Charlie Chaplin, Charles Lindbergh, Stock Market Crash        Women's Right to Vote Spirit of St. Louis Winnie-The-Pooh

  • On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified prohibiting any U.S. citizen from being denied the right to vote based on sex.
  • KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, becomes the first radio station to offer regular broadcasts on November 2, 1920.
  • On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • Lila Bell and DeWitt Wallace begin publishing Reader's Digest in 1922.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby in 1925.
  • Tennessee school teacher John T. Scopes' trial for teaching Darwin's "Theory of Evolution" begins July 1925.
  • A. A. Milne publishes his first collection of stories about the character Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926.
  • Charles Lindbergh lands "Spirit of St. Louis" in Paris on May 21, 1927, successfully completing the first trans-Atlantic flight.
  • Audiences see the first motion picture with sound The Jazz Singer in 1927.
  • Ford Motor Company celebrates as the 15 millionth Model T rolls off its Highland Park, MI, assembly line on May 26, 1927.
  • William Faulkner publishes The Sound and the Fury in 1929.



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