FAMOUS FIRSTS OF THE 1920'S
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
Some famous first of the 1920’s.
The 1920’s in America were known
as the "Jazz Age" or the "Roaring Twenties," in Europe they were commonly called
the Golden Twenties. The 20’s were fun and games, mobsters, and the decade of
the flappers until The Stock Market collapsed during October 1929.
There were many first that occurred during the
Roaring Twenties, which include:
Lucy Slowe became the first black woman tennis champion in
the United States. During a tournament in Baltimore, she won the women's singles
Ethelda "Thel" Bleibtrey became the first United States
woman to win a gold medal in the Olympics.
Bessie Coleman became the first United States black female
Margaret Gorman became the first Miss America. Margaret
was 16 years of age with measurements of 30-25-32.
Henry Sullivan became the first American to swim across
the English Channel.
Clifton Reginald Wharton, Sr. became the first black to
pass United States Foreign Service exam.
Nellie Taylor Ross became the first female state governor
for the state of Wyoming.
Gertrude Ederle became the first American woman to swim
the English Channel. It took her 14 hours and 39 minutes, which beat the men’s
Al Jolson had the lead role in the first talking motion
picture, "The Jazz Singer."
Charles Lindbergh became the first man to fly solo across
Norma Talmadge became the first footprints at Grauman's
Janet Gaynor became the first Oscar winner for Best
Emil Jannings became the first Oscar winner for Best Actor.
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