The 1920s marked the start of many things, and the end of others.
Note Worthy Events
Jan 1, 1920 - Jazz is developed in New Orleans in response to the Axeman murders from 1918-1919, who put a letter in the newspaper, telling the city he was fond of Jazz and he would not attack anyone who played Jazz in their home. No sign of the Axeman after that and Jazz remained a staple of Ne Orleans since then.
Jan 16, 1920 - The 18th Amendment is passed, outlawing the selling and production of alcohol. This closed down saloons, but gave rise to speakeasies (illegal nightclubs), bootleggers, and a rise in crime, the latter producing the likes of Al Capone.
Nov 3, 1920 - Warren G. Harding becomes the 29th President of the United States.
Jan 1, 1923 - The first affordable car, the Model T. Ford, was invented using a conveyor belt. This system allowed automobiles to become available to the average consumer and cementing it in daily life.
Aug 2, 1923 - President Harding dies and Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President.
Jan 1, 1924 - The KKK is, sadly, reborn.
Nov 1, 1924 - Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected as the governor of Wyoming and Miriam "Ma" Ferguson was elected the governor of Texas. This was a big deal for women because it took 50 years for an Equal Rights Amendment to pass Congress.
Jan 1, 1927 - Babe Ruth became the first player to hit 60 home runs in one year.
Jan 10, 1928 - Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. She was a passenger aboard a Fokker tri-motor aircraft that was piloted by Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon.
Oct 3, 1928 - Steamboat Willie, the first appearance of Micky Mouse and Minnie, was created. It was the first Disney Cartoon with synchronized sound (where the sound matches what the characters say and do) and the first cartoon to feature a fully post-produced soundtrack.
Feb 14, 1929 - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre occurs, where seven gangsters rivaling Al Capone are murdered in Chicago.
May 16, 1929 - The First Academy Awards (the Oscars) takes place at the Holywood Roosevelt Hotel. It last 15 minutes and 12 awards where handed out. It was hosted by the actor, Douglas Fairbanks Sr.
Oct 28, 1929 - The Stock-Market crashes, starting the Great Depression.