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United States Map 1920
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1910-1920
  • 1911 First transcontinental flight takes 82 hours; nearly 2 months.
  • 1912 Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) founded March 12.
  • 1912 New Mexico admitted as 47th state on Jan 6.
  • 1912 Arizona admitted as 48th state on Feb 14.
  • 1912 Titanic hits iceberg, April 15. 1503 lives lost.
  • 1913 Woodrow Wilson takes oath on March 4; becomes 28th President.
  • 1913 Harriet Tubman, heroine of underground railroad, dies; buried in Ohio.
  • 1913 16th Amendment legalizes income tax which was enacted illegally in 1861.
  • 1913 17th Amendment changed election of Senators to direct election instead of appointment by state legislatures.
  • 1914 Panama Canal completed.
  • 1914 World War I begins in Europe; President Wilson declares neutrality.
  • 1915 SS Lusitania sunk May 7; 1198 lives lost.
  • 1916 General John "Blackjack" Pershing chases Pancho Villa deep into Mexico.
  • 1917 Woodrow Wilson takes oath on March 4; begins 2nd term.
  • 1917 United States enters WW I -- April 6.
  • 1917 Russian Revolution. The Bolsheviks are led by V. I. Lenin
  • 1917 Father Edward Flanagan founds Boy's Town, December 1.
  • 1918 Armistice ends WW I on 11th hour of 11th day of 11th month.
  • 1918 The Pandemic of '18 -- world wide flu outbreak kills 25 million.
  • 1919 18th Amendment introduces prohibition of intoxicating liquors.
  • 1920 19th Amendment finally brings women the vote, Aug 26.


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