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January 7, 1923. The Baltimore Sim exposes
the reign of terror of the Ku Klux Klan in
Morehouse Parish. Louisiana. where despite
evidence of torture and murder of marked
victims. a grand jury refused to bring an
indictment. Estimated Klan membership is
as high as 5 million: by 1930 it has declined
August 2, 1923. Warren G. Harding dies
mysteriously in San Francisco on his return
from Alaska. Embolism is listed as the cause
of death. Harding is succeeded by Calvin
Coolidge. Keep Cool.
May 4, 1924. Calvin Coolidge signs bill
excluding all Japanese immigration and
limiting immigration from other countries.
1925. The New Yorker begins publication.
1925. F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gnrxlsy
is published by Scribner and Sons.
July 10-21, 1925. John Scopes. a Tennessee
schoolteacher, is tried and convicted for
teaching evolution in public school. Prosecutor
is William Jennings Bryan and defense attorney
is Clarence Darrow.
1926. Ramon Navarro stars iv Ben Hur: John
Barrymore appears as Don Juan: Rudolph
Valentino dies. 1
November 12, 1926. First aerial bombardment
on United States soil. During a feud between
rival bootleggers. an airplane drops three bombs
on the farmhouse of Charles Birger in
Williamson County. Illinois. The bombs fail
1927. The Jazz Singer with Al Jolson is the
first popular sound film.
Summer, 1927. Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
August 2, 1927. Calvin Coolidge tells the press
in Rapid City, South Dakota. "1 do not choose
to run for President in 1928."
The Uncle Sam Chronicles
August 23, 1927. Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo
1928. Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse appears
January-1, 1928. An air-conditioned office
building opens in San Antonio, Texas.
June 26, 1928. Alfred E. Smith. Democratic
governor of New York, becomes the first
Catholic presidential nominee.
October 14, 1928. Cora Dennison and James
Fowlkes of Kansas City, Missouri are married
1929. William Faulkner publishes The Sound
and the Fury: Ernest Hemingway publishes
A Farewell to Arms: Thomas Wolfe publishes
Look Homeward Angel.
lanuary 13, 1929. The first talking picture in
Esperanto is made by Paramount.
September 5, 1929. The first-fly-it yourself
airplane service is begun.
October 29, 1929. Stock Market crashes.
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January, 1935. Flea circus opens in New York.
Admission is 500.
March 4,,1937. German dirigible Vnn
Hindenberg explodes at Lakehurst. New Jersey.
March 26. 1937. The Popeye Monument is
unveiled in Crystal City. Texas.
May 15., 1937. Clarence Saunders opens the
Keedoozle Store in Memphis. Tennessee.
The customer inserts a notched rod into a
keyhole besidethe desired item. the mechanism
records the purchase, collects the correct
funds. wraps and delivers the package.
Keedoozle is a contraction of "Key does it all.'
1939. Clark Gable stars as Rhett Butler in
Gone With the Wind.
1940. 'Ernest Hemingway1wublishesfFer-Whom
thu Bell Tolis. Eugene O'Neill writes Long
Days Journey into Night. which is not
produced until 1956.
August 25. 1940. Ann Hayward and Arno
Rudolphi are married while suspended on the
parachute ride at the New York Worlds
air. The Reverend Homer Tomlinson is
also suspended byparacltutefalongwithuhgf
best man, the maid of honor, and four
1948. Jackson Pollock exhibits Cumpo.iin'on Nn.
June-8, 1948.-fJ.E.-Rudderis the first black
commissioned officer in the United States
November 2, 1948. Harry S. Truman defeats
Thomas Dewey. The Chicago Tribune prints
a headline reading 'lDewey Defeats Truman."
1951. J.D. Salinger publishes Catcher
in the Rye.
19517Htrmlphrey Bogart and Katherine 'Hepburn
appear in ohn Hustorfs The African Queen.
November 4, 1952. Dwight D. Eisenhower
defeats Adlai Stevenson for the presidency.
Vice-president is Richard Nixon.
1953. B'wana Det-'il is the first 3-dimensional
.Iuly'27, 1953. Korean War ends with armistice
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1953-54. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin
conducts a series of hearings into Communist
subversion of government and American life.
Eisenhower denounces McCarthy on June 14,
1953. On December 2, 1954, the Senate
condemns McCarthy by a vote of 67-22.
1955. Alan Freed, a New York disc jockey.
.popularizes theterm Rock- fn'-RollfHe combines
two Bill Haley song titles: "Rock Around the
Clock" and "Shake, Rattle and Roll." Chuck
Berry records "Maybelline" Elvis Presley
records "Mills Cow Boogie Blues" for Sun
Records in Nashville.
December 1, 1955. Black bus boycotts begin
in Montgomery. Alabama.
The Uncle Sam Chronicles
1941. Orson Welles directs. produces and stars
in Citizen Kane. The Marx Brothers appear
in their last movie, The Big Store.
1941. 'Tl-tc' 'Manhattan Project' of research into
the atomic bomb begins in Los Angeles and
December 7, 1941. Japanese airplanes attack
Pearl Harbor. Hawaii, and destroy much of
the Pacific Fleet.
December 8, 1941. The United States declares
war on Japan.
1942. The Alaska Highway opens between
Dawson Creek and Fairbanks.
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1957. Jack Kerouac publishes On the Road.
1957. Chuck Berry records "Rock and Roll
Music"g Elvis Presley records "All Shook Up."
1957. Herb Caen, a columnist for the San
Francisco Chronicle coins the term "beatnik".
September, 1957. Governor Orval M. Faubus
uses the Arkansas National Guard to prevent
integration of the Little' Rock' school system:
A Federal District Court subsequently issues
an injunction barring him from obstructing
black students' entry.
February 2. 1960. Blacks begin sit-ins at
segregated lunch counters in Southern states.
May 1, 1960. American U-2 spy plane piloted
by Gary Powers is shot down over Russia.
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