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The Great Gatsby Timeline
10 months ago
First book of Crossword puzzles published and a new mania begins.
United States enters WWI
18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitytion prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages
19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives women the right to vote
First Radio Broadcast station, KDKA, opens in Pittsburgh
First Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City, NJ
John Scopes conbicted for teaching evolution "in trial of the century"
40,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan march on Washington
Charles Lindbergh makes first solo flight across the Atlantic
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
First Academy Awards ceremony held - movie WINGS wins best picture
Stock Market Crashes - "Black Tuesday" is labeled
Flapper dress intorduced - it fearuted a drop waist or no waist at all
T.S. Eliot published "The Wasteland" and James Jouce publishes "Ulysses"
and James Joyce published "Ulysses"
First talking movie - The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson opens
Herbert Hoover was nominated for President
Ford Motor Company begins paying $6 a day and establishes the 40 hour work week
Shoeless Joe Jackson and seven other Chicago White Sox players indicated for conspiring with gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series
Fashion designer Gabrielle "CoCo" chanel returns from a cruise with a suntan. Her bronzed look starts the sunbathing fashion
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