1915-First long distance telephone service, between New York and San Francisco, is demonstrated (Jan. 25) (Domestic)
1917- Arthur Zimmermann sent a telegram to Mexico trying to persuade Mexico to go against the United States (foreign)
- A German secret telegram, that had a coded message from the German Foreign Secretary, Alfred Zimmermann, to the German minister in Mexico City. This pretty much told the minister to propose an alliance with Mexico, offering Mexico the territories lost in 1848 to the USA. The British intercepted the message and gave a copy to the US ambassador. After the US State Department released the message on 1 March 1917 , even as US–German relationships were going away fast over submarine warfare. With the possibility of a German-supported attack by Mexico, the isolationists was defeated and lost ground and on 6 April 1917 resulting in Congress entering World War I against Germany. 1922-The American Professional Football League is formed in 1920 with Jim Thorpe as its president and eleven teams. It would change its name to the National Football League in 1922. (domestic)
-The NFL was officially formed on August 20th 1920. The NFL is the highest level of American football. The NFL was formed in the year 1920 with 11 teams, and called themselves American Professional Football Association. At the start American football was a mix of rugby and the new style of football. At first it wasnt making a lot of money from the start because baseball was always considered "Americas Game" and as history would go on football would slowly take that name over. The Professional Football Association later changed its name to the National Football League. In the 1920′s Conzelman played for Rock Island, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Providence. 1923 - German money Hyper Inflates and - Hitler's Beer Hall Coupe attempt fails.(foreign) 1925 - Hindenburg elected president in Germany (Paul Von Hindenburg) (foreign)
-Hindenburg enjoyed a long career in the Prussian Army, retiring in 1911. He was recalled at the Start of World War I, and first came to national attention, at the age of 66, as the victor at Tannenburg in 1914. As Germany's Chief of general Staff from 1916, he and his deputy, in the German public's esteem until Hindenburg came to eclipse the Kaiser himself. Hindenburg then retired again in 1919, but he returned to public life one more time in 1925 to be elected as the second president of Germany. January 5, 1925 - Nellie Tayloe Ross is inaugurated as the first woman governor of the United States in Wyoming. Miriam Ferguson was installed fifteen days later as the second during a ceremony in Texas. (domestic) May 22 1927- Charles Lindbergh solo Atlantic Flight. (domestic)
1929 - Stock Market crashes and Depression Begins. (domestic)
-Throughout the 1920s the stock market had risen sharply, and by 1928 a kind of bubble developed as stock values increased: That year, the price of a share of stock in the Radio Corporation of America rose a lot and the share price of such companies as U.S. Steel and General Electric more than doubled. As more and more people entered the stock market, they bought stock on margin, which means that they put up only a fraction of the stock’s price and borrowed the rest from the brokerage house that sold it. Buying on margin worked as long as stock prices were rising, allowing investors to realize eye-popping gains from small outlays of cash. The U.S. stock market reached its highest point on September 3, 1929. On September 5, prices declined sharply, but they recovered the next day but this would soon keep happening leading to a crash that they couldn't recover and therefore starting the depression. February 14, 1929 - In Chicago, Illinois, gangsters working for Al Capone kill seven rivals in the act known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. (domestic)
-During the Prohibition era, gangsters ruled many of the large cities,...