1920’s

Charlie Chaplin, comedian and actor, c1921.

Charlie Chaplin, comedian and actor, c1921. Chaplin asleep on a bench, cradling a bag of golf clubs in his arms. Photograph promoting the motion picture The Idle Class, released in 1921. (Photo by Sarah Fabian-Baddiel/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

1920

1921

  • Bessie Coleman Becomes First Female African-American Pilot
  • “Fatty” Arbuckle Scandal
  • Extreme Inflation in Germany
  • Irish Free State Proclaimed
  • Lie Detector Invented

1922

joost-schmidt-bauhaus-poster

Joost Schmidt, Bauhaus exhibition at Weimar, 1923

1923

1924

1926

  • A.A. Milne Publishes Winnie-the-Pooh
  • Famous Actor Rudolph Valentino Dies Suddenly at Age 31
  • First Assassination Attempt on Mussolini
  • Henry Ford Announces 40-Hour Work Week
  • Hirohito Becomes Emperor of Japan
  • Houdini Dies After Being Punched
  • Mystery Writer Agatha Christie Goes Missing
  • Richard Byrd and Roald Amundsen Begin Their Race to Be the First to Fly Over the North Pole
  • Robert Goddard Fires His First Liquid-Fuel Rocket
  • Route 66 Established
  • A Woman Swims the English Channel

1927

1928

1929