Roaring twenties

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Roaring twenties

On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

William Faulkner publishes The Sound and the Fury in 1929

Audiences see the first motion picture with sound The Jazz Singer in 1927.

Charles Lindbergh lands "Spirit of St. Louis" in Paris on May 21, 1927, successfully completing the first trans-Atlantic flight.

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified prohibiting any U.S. citizen from being denied the right to vote based on sex.

Ford Motor Company celebrates as the 15 millionth Model T rolls of its Highland Park, MI, assembly line on May 26, 1927

KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, becomes the first radio station to offer regular broadcasts on November 2, 1920.

Tennessee school teacher John T. Scopes' trial for teaching Darwin's "Theory of Evolution" begins July 1925.

Board games were created to help people out of the depression

Lila Bell and DeWitt Wallace begin publishing Reader's Digest in 1922.


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