The Roaring 20's
A series of events from 1920-1927
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution becomes official. Women age twenty-one years and older now have the right to vote.
Benito Mussolini is made Prime Minister of Italy. He will become Italy's dictator in 1925.
Adolf Hitler threatens to resign from the Nazi Party in Germany. He stays only when members agree to make him its official leader.
President Warren Harding dies. Vice-President Calvin Coolidge becomes President.
The Charleston has become a dance craze in the U.S. and Europe. Women who dance "The Charleston" are called "Flappers".
Ford Motor Company makes its 20 millionth Model T car. About 1.5 million radios are now in use in the United States with over 400 broadcast stations.
Inventor John Logie Baird of Scotland demonstrates a machine that sends moving images over airwaves. He calls it a "Televisor".
Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris. The flight takes 33.5 hours.October 6, 1927