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Woodrow Wilson (Dec. 28, 1856-Feb. 3, 1924) 28th Vice President of the United States

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“The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.” — Woodrow Wilson

• Babe Ruth sets home run season record at 54 • Man O’War’s last race and win

Thomas R. Marshall (March 14, 1854-June 1, 1925) 28th Vice President of the United States

In the news

• 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 • Bubonic plague in India • Silver goes for $1.37 per ounce • First commercial radio broadcast aired • Harlem Renaissance begins • League of Nations established

• Pancho Villa retires • Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce • Walt Disney starts first job as an artist, $40 week with KC Slide Co. • Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states • Joan of Arc canonized as a saint • Post office says children could not be sent by parcel post • Panama Canal opens

Inventions

• Jungle gym • Band aid • Spiral

Movies

notebooks • Qtips • Hair dryer • Radio

Sports

• Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to New York Yankees • 1st Black baseball league organizes • Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title • NFL Champions:1920 Akron Pros

• The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari • The Golem • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde • Way Down East • The Last of the Mohicans • The Penalty • Sex • Within Our Gates • The Flapper • Why Change Your Wife? • Leaves Out of the Book of Satan • Erotikon • Anna Boleyn • The Saphead • Terror Island

Popular songs

• “Crazy Blues” by Mamie Smoith • “Dardanella” by Ben Selvin’s Novely Orchestra • “I’ve Got My Captain Working For Me Now,” Al Jolson • “Love Nest” by John Steel

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AVERAGE COST OF LIVING

• “Whispering” by Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra

Popular books

• “The Man of the Forest,” Zane Grey • “Kindred of the Dust,” Pete By Kyne • “The Re-Creation of Brian Kent,” Harold Bell Wright • “The River’s End,” by James Oliver Curwood

Born in 1920

• Otis Boykin • Rosalind Franklin • Ray Bradbury • Yul Brenner • Ravi Shankar • San Musial • William Conrad • Peggy Lee • Charlie Bird Parker • Shelly Winters • Ross Martin • Helen Thomas • Ricardo Montalbon • Isaac Asimov • Mario Puzo • Jack Lord

Above right: Maureen O’Hara. Left: Esther Rolle, Pope John Paul II, DeForest Kelley, Mickey Rooney

Famous Flappers

•  Income per year $1,000 •  New House $4,500 •  Rent $87 •  Car $575 •  Gallon of gas 26¢ •  Loaf of bread 9¢ •  Dozen eggs 50¢ •  Gallon of milk 56¢ •  First-class stamp 2¢ Mamie Smith

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