1920's Timeline

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1920's Timeline

New Music Jazz

1920 - 1929

Starting at about the end of World War I to the beginning of the Great Depression this thing called jazz became popular. It was big especially around the Chicago area. The end of this period,
the center of jazz moved from Chicago to New York.

18th Amendment Prohibition

January 17,1920

This event prohibited the consumption of any kind of alcohol in the United States. This did nothing but cause havoc in the U.S. because people want what they can not have.

Women Get to Vote

August 18, 1920

Women get to vote was a part of the 19th amendment. This was a big deal to the women suffrage.

First Radio Broadcast

November 2, 1920

KDKA was a huge hit, inspiring other companies to take up broadcasting. In four years there were 600 commercial stations around the country. To keep up with the cost of improving equipment and paying for performers, stations turned to advertisers. In August 1922, the first radio ad, for a real estate developer, was aired in New York City.

Harlem Renaissance

1921 - 1924

The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s. At the time, it was known as the "New Negro Movement", named after the 1925 anthology by Alain Locke. Though it was centered in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, many French-speaking black writers from African and Caribbean colonies who lived in Paris were also influenced

Model T costs $290


The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie, T‑Model Ford, 'Model T Ford', or T) is an automobile that was produced by Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company from September 1908 to October 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's innovations, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.

Scopes Monkey Trial

July 14, 1925 - July 25, 1925

he Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was a famous American legal case in 1925 in which a high school teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach evolution in any state-funded school.

Lindbergh's Flight to Paris

May 20, 1927

As a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail pilot, Lindbergh emerged suddenly from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927, made from Roosevelt Field located in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km), in the single-seat, single-engine purpose built Ryan monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh, a U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve officer, was also awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his historic exploit.

Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs

September 30, 1927

Babe Ruth's 60th home run was jaw dropping because back then no one hit that many home runs. The next highest amount of home runs was in the teens. He was that much better than his competition.

St. Valentine's Day Massaacre

February 14, 1929

The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven mob associates as part of a 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. Former members of the Egan's Rats gang were also suspected of having played a significant role in the incident, assisting Capone.