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the roaring twenties timeline
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November 2nd, 1920 first commercial radio broadcast aired KDKA broadcasts the US presidential election from a shack in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
October 6th, 1927 first talking picture released the film the jazz singer was a smash box office success for the mid-level studio, earning a total of 2.625 million in the united states. these films soon became known as talkies.
1921 100,000 cars registered in Australia with the introduction of factories, cars were mass-produced and affordable to the public. with ford being established in Australia car ownership was on the rise
1922 car radios available for purchase when purchasing a Chevrolet sedan consumers had the choice of buying a Westinghouse 'two-step amplifying radio receiving set'. the radio was valued a $200
June 28th, 1919 after months of negotiations, the treaty of Versailles was signed after months of negotiations at the Paris Peace conference, the treaty officially ended the state of war between Germany and the allied powers
June, 1925 ford and motor company est. in Australia ford Australia was founded in Geelong, Victoria, in an outpost of ford motor company of Canada, limited. it's first products were model T's
1920 the beginning of what would be known as the jazz age developed predominantly by black musicians, the jazz age was underway and was indirectly fuelled by prohibition of alcohol.
November 23rd, 1923 Australia's first live radio broadcast goes to air 2SB, Australia's first full-time radio station, went to air at 8 pm in sydney
January, 1918 the world is hit with the deadly flu pandemic known as the Spanish influenza the deadly influenza infected 500 million people across the world and killed 50 to 100 million of them (3 to 5 percent of the world population), making it one of the most deadliest natural disasters in human history
1924 compulsory voting brought in for federal election a new bill was passed in parliment making it complusory for all australian citizens to vote in fedural elections. the impact was immediate, with turnout at the 1925 election rising to over 91%
1922 Vegemite spread is developed Vegemite spread deputes as "pure vegetable extract". it is not until 1923 is it renamed Vegemite after a national competition is held to rename the product
November 11th, 1929 Armistice signed signalling the end of ww1 Germany and the allies sign an armistice, an agreement that ended the fighting in western Europe. it went into effect at 11 am.
October 29th, 1929 collapse of the new York exchange known as black tuesday investors traded some 16 million shares on the US stock exchange in a single day. billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors and the stock prices fell completely.
November 16th, 1920 Australia's first airline QANTAS is founded QANTAS was founded in Winton, Queensland on 16 as Queensland and northern territory aerial services limited. the airline operated air mail services subsidised by the Australian government, linking rail heads in western Queensland.
1921 the first woman Edith Cowan is elected to an Australian parliament Edith Cowan was an Australian politician and social campaigner. in 1920, western Australia passed legislation allowing women to stand for Parliament and at the age of 59, Cowan stood for office
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