One of the many interesting facts about the 1920s is that they were known as "The Roaring '20s" or "The Jazz Age" in the United States. It was a time of rapid cultural and social change. The passage of the 18th Amendment in 1920 started Prohibition, and the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. People were moving into the cities and the number of foreign immigrants increased.
Six interesting facts about the 1920s are:
The start of the Great Depression at the turn of the decade ends the "Roaring '20s". Prohibition would be repealed in the 1930s, and by the end of this decade the world would be entering World War II.Learn More
There are many interesting facts about the light bulb, one of which is that the first electric light bulb was first invented in 1802 by Humphrey Devy. This rudimentary bulb consisted of a piece of carbon that glowed when wires were connected from it to an electric battery. This was more than 75 years prior to Thomas Edison's introduction of the incandescent light bulb.Full Answer >
There are many interesting facts about bowling, a game with a history that dates back to ancient Egypt. In the 1930s, a British anthropologist discovered bowling pins in an Egyptian tomb dating back from 3200 B. C.Full Answer >
John Fitzgerald Kennedy had long-standing health problems due to a rare disorder called Addison's Disease. Because of this, he was often certain that death was imminent, and he had his last rites read to him by a priest on three separate occasions when he was feeling severely ill.Full Answer >
Independence Hall, once known as the Old State House, took 21 years to build after ground was first broken on the project in 1732. This is because the provincial government paid for it little by little. The planning and construction were also contentious, as the committee members responsible for the hall often disagreed.Full Answer >