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Bubonic Plague in India
First Commercial Radio Broadcast Aired
Harlem Renaissance Begins
League of Nations Established
Prohibition Begins in the U.S.
Pancho Villa Retires
Women Granted the Right to Vote in U.S.

President of The United States of America

Harding, Warren (1865-1923): Twenty-ninth President of the United States. A Republican from Ohio, his administration is best remembered for such unfortunate incidents as the Teapot Dome scandal (though he didn’t live long enough to suffer from them). After becoming the first President to visit Alaska, he died unexpectedly in San Francisco while returning home.

Vice President of The United States of America

Coolidge, Calvin (1872-1933): Elected Hardin’s Vice President in 1920 (in part due to the fame he won as Governor of Massachusetts for his deft handling of The Boston Police Strike of 1919), Calvin Coolidge became the thirtieth President of the United States in 1923 when Harding died. Resoundingly re-elected in 1924, he presided over the boom years of the Twenties largely by being cautious and doing as little as possible (a strategy supported by the two-to-four-hour naps he took each day). He declined renomination in 1928 to retire to his Massachusetts home. Known as “Silent Cal” for his laconic public nature, he could be quite garrulous in private.

The King of England

George V (1865-1936): Widely-loved King of Great Britain from 1910 to 1936. The celebration of his Silver Jubilee in 1935 was a source of many festivities and much patriotic feeling in England.

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