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the roaring 20s
11 months ago
women won the right to vote
then the adoption of the 19th amendment
prohibition began in the united states
the Irish Free State was declared after a five-year fight for independence from Britain
Benito Mussolini marched on Rome with 30,000 men and brought his fascist party to power in Italy
Kemal Ataturk founded modern Turkey, and the tomb of King Tut was discovered
Adolf Hitler was jailed after a failed coup in Germany.
The Charleston swept the nation, and Time magazine was founded.
In 1924, the firs t Olympic Winter Games took place in Chamonix
Vladimir Lenin died; the trial of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb shocked and riveted the country.
Flapper dresses were all the rage for modern women, and those women were called flappers
Hitler's "Mein Kampf" was published, as was F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby."
In this year mid-decade, actor Rudolph Valentino died suddenly at the age of 31,
Richard Byrd and Roald Amundsen began their legendary race to be the first to fly over the North Pole,
Last but certainly not least , A.A. Milne's "Winnie-the-Pooh" was published, which brought the adventures of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin to generations of children.
The year 1927 was a red-letter one: Babe Ruth set a home run record that would stand for 70 years;
Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean in the "Spirit of St. Louis"; the BBC was founded.
That great thing, sliced bread , was invented in 1928, along with bubble gum
If that wasn't enough, the first Mickey Mouse cartoon was shown
In the last year of the '20s , Richard Byrd and Floyd Bennett flew over the South Pole,
the murder of seven members of the Moran Irish gang in Chicago became infamous as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
Bessie Coleman became the first female African-American pilot, there was extreme inflation in Germany, and the lie detector was invented.
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