100 Years ago we entered a decade in history remembered by some for its achievements, by others for its tragedies, and by all for a romanticized style that gave meaning to its nickname
THE ROARING 20’S
Here’s a look at some events and tidbits of the time
1920: 18th Amendment begins: Prohibition of intoxicating liquors.
19th Amendment ratified giving women the right to vote.
1921: The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.
1923: First Issue of Time Magazine is published
1924: The Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company renamed IBM
1925: F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby
1926: U.S. Numbered Highway System approved U.S. Route 66 established
1927: Charles Lindbergh pilots first solo transatlantic flight, NY to Paris
Babe Ruth hits 60th home run.
1928: Mickey Mouse debuts in Steamboat Willie.
1929: Stock market crashes, signaling the beginning of the Great Depression
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago executed by Al Capone