1929 started off bad with St.
Valentine's Day Massacre. It ended even worse when the stock market crashed. In
1929 the average weekly salary is $28 and seventy-one percent of U.S. families
have incomes below $2,500.
Zeppelin makes flight around the world.
- Gang warfare on Chicago
streets reached a peak of brutality on February 14 in the "St.
Valentine Day Massacre" Members of the George "Bugs" Moran
gang are ran out at 10:30 in a Street garage and bootleg liquor depot.
Capone's mob guns down their rivals in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.
Hoover inaugurated. The first Oscars
are presented on May 16.
- In December construction
begins on the Empire State Building
to make it the tallest building in the world.
makes first 16mm film.
Rogers comic strip makes its debut.
- October 29 the
Gerber starts selling strained baby foods in grocery stores.
- Ford introduces the first station
wagon that has a boxy wooden body that provides more space for
cargo and passengers.
the sailor man appears for the first time in 1929.
- Philadelphia Athletics,
managed by Connie
Mack, wins the World Series by defeating the Chicago Cubs 4 games to 1.
Aircraft has its beginnings in a Baldwin, Long Island, Leroy Grumman and
Leon "Jake" Swirlbul opened aircraft repair shop. William T.
Schwendler was the chief engineer.
Annual Academy Awards
Best Picture: The
Best Actress: Mary Pickford for Coquette
Best Actor: Warner Baxter for In
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