A History Database
Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet
Quotes from "The Prophet," published in 1923 by Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran.
Nosferatu - Fan Website
Murnau's expessionistic 1922 film, an artistic breakthrough that is still quite scary today!
Show Boat - Wikipedia
The 1927 musical that took broadway by storm!
Tazio Nuvolari - Wikipedia
In 1925, motor racer Tazio Nuvolari set a motorbike world speed record.
The Life of Harry Houdini
Popular magician, performer, and entertainer Harry Houdini passed away in 1926 after several punches in the abdomen from a curious colleague resulted in the rupture of his appendix.
Science and Technology
Aircraft from 1920 - 1929
A wide variety of aircraft that saw service in the decade.
Brief History of the Polygraph
The year 1921 saw the invention of the "lie detector" as we know it today.
Ernest Lawrence's Cyclotron
In 1928, Ernest Lawrence invented what he called the "proton merry-go-round," later to become known as the cyclotron, the key device used for accelerating particles in physics research.
Invention of the Bread Slicer
Having worked on the technology for twelve years, in 1928 Otto Rohwedder finally completed the world's first bread-slicing machine.
Paul Galvin - Automotive Hall of Fame
In 1929, Paul Galvin invented the car radio by a stroke of good luck--a radio shop happened to be located in the same factory as his failing automotive business.