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The charter of this international organization, formed after the First World War, enters into force.The League of Nations
89.1%
This man, proponent of a new political ideology called Fascism, becomes the premier of Italy.Benito Mussolini
79.8%
This famed news magazine, best known for its annual issue on an important figure in the world, is published for the first time.Time Magazine
76.2%
This amendment is finally passed, giving women the right to vote in United States elections.The Nineteenth Amendment
74.6%
This man becomes the youngest general in the history of Spain; he will later go on to lead the country for 35 years.General Francisco Franco
71.4%
The Great Kantō earthquake kills between 100,000 and 150,000 people in this Asian countryJapan
70.6%
Volume 1 of this book is published, outlining the 'struggle' and political ideas of a man held in a German prison for an attempt to overthrow the Bavarian government.Mein Kampf
68.5%
This revolutionary dies; his body remains on view in the capital of his homeland.Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
66.9%
The first transatlantic telephone call is placed between these two cities.New York, USA and London, UK
66.9%
The federal government of Australia officially moves to this city, its new capital.Canberra
66.9%
This woman, formerly an enemy of the Catholic Church, is canonized by Pope Benedict XVSaint Joan of Arc
65.3%
This man is awarded the Medal of Honor by the United States for the first solo transatlantic flight, which he completed the previous May.Charles Lindbergh
64.9%
A stringent immigration law is signed in this country, which will set limitations on immigrant groups, and ban immigration from East Asia.The United States of America
63.7%
This physicist wins the Nobel Prize for his work on photoelectrics. Albert Einstein
63.3%
The Shōwa Era begins in Japan with the ascension of this emperor to the throne.Hirohito
59.3%
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During the New York Stock Exchange collapse in October, this date - October 28, 1929, became known as:'Black Monday'
54.8%
This document, outlining the treatment of prisoners of war, is signed. The Geneva Convention
54%
A race is run to deliver a diptheria cure to the city of Nome, Alaska; it will be comemmorated by this annual event.The Iditarod
50.4%
John Logie Baird becomes on of two men generally credited with the invention of this technology.Television
50.4%
Alfred E. Smith becomes the first _________ nominated by a major party to the office of President of the United States.Catholic
47.6%
These Italian immigrants are found guilty of murder in Massachusetts, a case which will have wide implcations for immigration policy in the United States.Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
46.4%
Riots in Jaffa, a city in this British territory, result in the deaths of 93 people. British Mandate of Palestine
42.7%
Musicals titled 'Lady Be Good' and 'Fascinating Rhythm', by this songwriter, debut on Broadway in New York City.George Gershwin
37.5%
Italy begins its reconquest of this Mediterranean region, originally captured by Italy in 1912.Libya
36.7%
This immensely influential film by German director Fritz Lang debuts in Berlin.Metropolis
32.3%
This country, which gained independence the previous year, descends into a civil war which will last nearly a year.Ireland
27.4%
Ahmet Zogu becomes the ruler of Albania under this name, for which he is better known.King Zog I
25.8%
Reza Khan is crowned Shah of Iran, using this adopted family name to begin his dynasty.Pahlavi
25%
Sam Nujoma, who on May 21, 1990 became the first president of this African Country, is born.Namibia
19%
The modern country of Turkey is officially recognized and brought into existence by the this treaty, signed in Switzerland.The Treaty of Lausanne
16.1%

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