1920's Historical Events
Cameron Rayfield and Matthew Beaver and Rhine Barnette
Too Much Cotton
- "Cotton prices at New Orleans peak at 42 cents a pound, prompting Southern farmers to plant the largest crop in history. The resulting overproduction causes a collapse in prices, with cotton falling to less than 10 cent a pound by early 1921. Cotton farmers will toil in near-depression conditions throughout most of the 1920s and 30s."
"The Nineteenth Amendment is ratified, granting women the right to vote."
- "Baseball's World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time; the New York Giants defeat the New York Yankees, five games to three."
"President Warren G. Harding dies of a stroke in San Francisco hotel room. Vice President Calvin Coolidge ascends to presidency."
Ford Motor Company
The market capitalization of Ford Motor Company exceeds $1 billion!
Forty Thousand Ku Klux Klansmen march on Washington, their white-hooded procession filing Pennsylvania Avenue.
Spirit of St. Louis
Charles Lindbergh completes the first solo transatlantic flight, landing his "Spirit of Saint Louis" in Paris 33 hours after departing form New York. Lindbergh becomes a National Hero.
- Herbert Hoover running on a slogan of "A chicken in every pot, a car in every garage." He wins the election.
- Walt Disney's Steamboat Willie premieres, introducing the world to a new animated character, Mickey Mouse.
Stock Market Collapse
- stock market collapses starting the great depression.
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