What Events Happened in 1927U.S.
- The Holland Tunnel under the Hudson River opens on November 13th connecting New York City with Jersey.
1. Tunnel consists of a pair of tubes, each providing two lanes.
2. Tunnel Connects New Jersey to New York City.
3. Tunnel Length approximately 2.55 miles Long.
4. Current Toll for a car is $8.00 for New Jersey to New York ( Mar. 2011 ).
5. Construction began at the corner of Canal Street and West Street March 31, 1922.
5. Holland Tunnel Opens on November 13, 1927.
6. Named After Project Chief Engineer Clifford Milburn Holland.
- Charles Lindbergh flies The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic nonstop and solo, direct from New York City to Paris, as the first solo transatlantic flight.
1. French-born New York Hotel Owner Raymond Orteig offers $25,000 Orteig Prize.
2. First successful nonstop flight made in either direction between NYC and Paris.
3. Six aviators lost their lives in pursuit of the Orteig Prize Prior To Lindbergh.
4. Charles Lindbergh's Plane was "The Spirit of St. Louis" built by Ryan Aeronautical Company.
5. The plane was a fabric covered, single-seat, single-engine "Ryan NYP" high wing monoplane.
5. Lindbergh took off in The Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Airfield, Long Island, New York 6:52 AM EST on May 20th .
6. Arrives Le Bourget Aerodrome, Paris after 33 hours, 29 minutes 5:22 PM EST, May 21st, 1927.
The feat of Charles Lindbergh was even more remarkable when you realize that 1 in every 2 pilots who attempted crossing the Atlantic was killed during the attempt. Governments around the world were looking at some form of Pilots License being implemented.
- Earthquake measuring 8.6 on Richter scale strikes Xining, China killing 200,000
1. Earthquake Measuring 8.6 on Richter scale strikes Xining on May 22nd, 1927.
2. Lives Lost exceeded 200,000 making it one of the ten most deadly earthquakes in history.
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- Work begins on Mount Rushmore.
1. Sculpture of 4 U.S. Presidents carved into Mount Rushmore.
2. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln
3. Mount Rushmore is composed of smooth, fine-grained granite.
4. Work Began On October 4th , 1927.
5. Work Completed on October 31st, 1941.
- Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Communist Party and Josef Stalin takes control.
1. Trotsky was one of the leaders of the Russian October Revolution (1917).
2. Commissar for Foreign Affairs and Brest-Litovsk (1917 to 1918).
3. Trotsky expelled from the Communist Party and Josef Stalin takes control (1927).
4. Trotsky was deported from the Soviet Union in February 1929.
5. Taken in by Mexico in 1937.
6. Wrote a number of books while in exile criticizing Stalinism.
7. Assassinated in Mexico, by Ramón Mercader, a Soviet agent March 13th, 1940.
- The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 affects 700,000 people in the greatest national disaster in US history.
1. Heavy Rain began in the late summer, a year before in 1926.
2. On April 15th, 1927, 15 inches of rain fell in 18 hours.
3. April 15th, the Mississippi River broke out of its levee system at 145 locations.
4. Water flooded an area of twenty-seven thousand square miles.
5. States affected included AR, IL, KY, LA, MS, MO, TN, TX, OK and KS.
6. Worst affected was Arkansas, 14% of the state was flooded.
7. Following the disaster the Flood Control Act of 1928 created the world's longest system of levees.
- Striking miners from the Columbine Mine are massacred with machine gun fire at Serene.
1. Columbine Mine is in Serene, Colorado.
2. Miners Began Strike 5 weeks earlier at coal mines in the state of Colorado.
3. Strikers and their wives arrive at the north gate on November 21st on route to the town for a morning rally.
4. The Head of the Colorado Rangers, Louis Scherf tells strikers are not allowed into town.
5. Strike leader Adam Bell stepped forward and asked that the gate be unlocked.
6. When the gate was kept locked, the miners forced their way through the wooden gate.
7. Miners are fired on by machine guns leaving six strikers dead and many more injured.
- 78 children are killed during The Laurier Palace Theatre fire on January 9th in Montreal, Canada when they die in the stampede or are asphyxiated.
1. The Laurier Palace Theatre was a small movie theatre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
2. 800 children were watching an afternoon matinee movie called Get 'Em Young.
3. 78 children died in the tragedy 12 were crushed, 64 asphyxiated; only 2 died from the fire itself.
- China attacks foreign ships approaching Chinese waters.
1. Autumn Harvest Uprising Begins in China led by Mao Zedong.
2. Chinese gun batteries begin attacking British and US shipping.
3. British warships attack and disable the Chinese gun batteries.
- In Britain, a 1000 people a week die from influenza epidemic.
Toy Steam Engine $3.98 Not everybody had electricity so these hand cranked washing machines were still sold
Manual Washing Machine $15.95 For city dwellers who had electricity an Electric Washing Machine
Electric Washing Machine $79.00 Other Camera's were available but the box brownie was still popular
Kodak Box Brownie Camera $2.29 The astounding thing about this Radio was the price (about $1,000 in today's money)
Radio Receiver $74.95 20's Ranges were not only used for cooking but a form of heating so were left on all day
Wood Fired Kitchen Range $69.85
- The Jazz Singer opens October 6th and becomes a huge success, marking the end of the silent film era.
- Ain't She Sweet
- Blue Skies Irving Berlin
Born This Year 1927Roger Moore October 14th
Andy Williams December 3rd
Gina Lollobrigida July 4th
Pope Benedict XVI April 16th
- First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London.
- Ford Motor Company ceases manufacturing Ford Model Ts after making 15 million cars.
- Ford begins selling the Ford Model A with several body styles prices start from $460.
- Pan American Airways is formed.
Inventions Inventors and Country ( or attributed to First Use )
Color Television Scotland by John Logie Baird
Talking Pictures USA
Pop Up Toaster by Charles Strite
Quartz Time keeping Switzerland by Hans Wilsdorf from England
Major World Political LeadersAustralia Prime Minister Stanley Bruce Brazil President Washington Luís Canada Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King
Italy Prime Minister Benito Mussolini
Japan Prime Minister Reijirō Wakatsuki until 20 April
Japan Prime Minister Giichi Tanaka From 20 April
Mexico President Plutarco Elías Calles Russia / Soviet Union
General Secretary of the Central Committee Joseph Stalin South Africa Prime Minister James Barry Munnik Hertzog United States President Calvin Coolidge United Kingdom Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin Japan Prime Minister Reijirō Wakatsuki until 20 April
Japan Prime Minister Giichi Tanaka From 20 April