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History of the 1920s

The 1920s were an important decade for human endeavour. See if you can name some of its most famous incidents.
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Last updated: April 14, 2014
First submittedApril 12, 2014
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Year
Incident
Answer
1920
The consumption of this is banned in America
Alcohol
1920
This international organisation holds its first meeting
League of Nations
1921
This scientist wins the Nobel Prize
Albert Einstein
1922
A civil war begins in this country
Ireland
1922
This country gains independence from Britain
Egypt
1922
This unification of like-minded republics is created
Soviet Union
1922
The ancient tomb of this person is discovered
Tutankhamun
1922
This famously fatalistic modernist poem is published
The Waste Land
1923
Adolf Hitler's attempt to seize power in Munich is given this nickname
Beer Hall Putsch
1923
This 24 hour car race is held for the first time in France
Le Mans
1923
This volcano erupts in Italy
Mt Etna
1924
This artistic movement issues their first manifesto
Surrealist
1924
This Soviet political leader dies
Lenin
1924
This piece of music is performed for the first time
Rhapsody in Blue
1925
This quintessential 'Jazz Age' novel is published
The Great Gatsby
1925
This magazine is published for the first time
The New Yorker
1925
This new form of technology is demonstrated for the first time
Television
1925
A decorative arts exhibition in Paris spurs this design movement
Art Deco
1926
This becomes the first feature film with a sound accompaniment
Don Juan
1926
A general strike takes place in this country
United Kingdom
1927
This becomes the first part-talking film
The Jazz Singer
1927
This make of automobile begins manufacture in Sweden
Volvo
1928
Bertold Brecht's famous play of this name debuts in Berlin
The Threepenny Opera
1928
Mickey Mouse makes his first sound appearance in this cartoon
Steamboat Willie
1929
The worst trading day of the American stock market crash gains this nickname
Black Tuesday
1929
These entertainment awards are held for the first time
Academy Awards
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level 78
Apr 13, 2014
Albert Einstein only got one Nobel Prize, so "first" is misleading. The artistic movement is surrealism, nobody will think of the adjective... And, uh, what is United Kington ? ;) Maybe Black Thursday should be accepted ? The crash lasted several days, beginning on Thursday and culminating on Tuesday, so... Apart from these, cool quiz.
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level 38
Nov 24, 2018
Seems that quite a lot happened in 1922. Definitely a year to remember.