Starting at about the end of World War I to the beginning of the Great Depression, jazz became popular, especially around the Chicago area. Towards the end of this period, the center of jazz moved from Chicago to New York.
This event prohibited the consumption of any kind of alcohol in the United States. Demand for liquor continued, however, and only caused the criminalization of producers, suppliers, and transporters.
This was the passage of the 19th Amendment, allowing women the right to vote. This was the culmination of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. Tennessee was the final vote needed to add the amendment to the Constitution.
This broadcast started at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, originating from a tiny, makeshift shack atop one of the Westinghouse Electric buildings in East Pittsburgh. Four men took part in that first broadcast: Engineer William Thomas, telephone line operator John Frazier, R.S. McClelland, a standby, and Leo Rosenberg, radio’s first announcer. This broadcast relayed the election results to about a thousand listeners, stating that Warren Harding beat James Cox in the race for the Oval Office.
Production of the Model T approached the 2 million mark. Over half the cars in the world were Ford Model Ts.
This was a cultural movement centered around the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. In 1924, Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life hosted a party for black writers where many white publishers were in attendance; this was the start of it. It ended with the depression in 1929.
Lasting seven days, this trial is one of the most famous in United States history. The debate was because a substitute Biology teacher taught evolution from a chapter in Civic Biology, which described the theory of evolution. William Jennings Bryan convicted him of this, and the trial was followed on radio stations around the country.
Charles Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle flew a nonstop flight from New York to Paris. This won him overnight fame with awards like the Medal of Honor, Orteig Prize, and a seat as an officer in the U.S. Air Force.
The previous record, held by none other than himself, was 59 home runs in the 1921 season. He first started his record by hitting 29 home runs with the Boston Red Sox in the 1919 season, beaten the following year with 54 home runs.
This was the name given to the murder of seven mob associates as part of the prohibition era conflict between two powerful criminal gangs in Chicago: the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran. This event marked the beginning of the end to Capone's influence in Chicago.