The Roaring Twenties (1920's)

The Roaring Twenties

Women Granted the Right to Vote in U.S.

1920

Henry Ford and Mass Production

01/16/1920

Henry Ford and mass production, allowed one to buy a Ford for $290

KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA

November 2, 1920

KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, becomes the first radio station to offer regular broadcasts. KDKA provided its first remote broadcast by airing a choir, live, from the Pittsburg Calvary Baptist Church in January 1921.

The Miss America contest began in Atlantic City

1921

Margaret Gorman (16 years old) was the first winner with measurements of 30-25-32.

Lie Detector Invented

1921

First Olympic Winter Games

1924

The Games were organized by the French Olympic Committee, and were in retrospect designated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the I Olympic Winter Games.

The Great Gatsby

1925

F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby in 1925.

Mail was now transported by Air flying companies

1926

They outbid the railroads

The First Oscars Were Given

1927

The first Oscar movie was a Paramount Picture, called Wings, and Emil Jennings and Janet Gaynor won best acting awards.

The First Talking Movie, The Jazz Singer

1927

The First Transatlantic flight: Charles Lindbergh

May 20,1927 - May 21,1927

Flew from New York to Europe in one day.

The Stock Market Crashed

1929

Bank closed, Panic on Wall Street

October 24, 1929