What was the world like 80 years ago?
What was the world like 80 years ago meaning what happened.
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Events of 1927
January 1 - Cristero War erupts in Mexico when pro-Church rebels attack the government, which had banned the Catholic faith
January 7 - First transatlantic telephone call - New York City to London
January 9 - Military rebellion crushed in Lisbon
January 15 - Teddy Wakelam gives the first sports commentary on BBC Radio
January 19 - Britain sends troops to China
January 30 - Right-wing veterans and the Republican Schutzbund clash in Schattendorf, Burgenland, Austria. One man and a child are killed by gunshots. (See: July 15).
February 12 - First British troops land in Shanghai
February 14 - Earthquake in Yugoslavia - 700 dead
February 19 - General strike in Shanghai in protest of the presence of the British troops
February 23 - The U.S. Federal Radio Commission (later renamed the Federal Communications Commission) begins to regulate the use of radio frequencies.
March 4 - A diamond rush in South Africa includes trained athletes that have been hired by major companies to stake claims
March 6 - In Britain, 1000 people a week die from influenza epidemic
March 10 - Albania mobilizes in case of an attack of Yugoslavia
March 11 - In New York City, the Roxy Theatre is opened by Samuel Roxy Rothafel.
March 11 - First armoured car robbery, committed by the Flatheads gang.
March 20 to March 21 - Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo, nonstop voyage across the Atlantic Ocean.
April 1 - First female police officers in Dresden
April 5 - In Britain, Trade Disputes Act forbids strikes of support
April 7 - Bell Telephone Co. transmits an image of Commerce Secretary Hoover which becomes the first successful long distance demonstration of television.
April 12 - The Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act 1927 renames the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The change acknowledges that the Irish Free State is no longer part of the Kingdom.
April 12 - Kuomintang troops kill number of communist-supporting workers in Shanghai
April 18 - Nanking government of China, Kuomintang
April 21 - Banking crisis in Japan
April 22 - May 5 - The Great Mississippi Flood affects 700,000 people in the greatest national disaster in US history.
March 23rd - Nanny born
May - Philo Farnsworth transmits first experimental electronic television pictures
May 7 - Civil war ends in Nicaragua
May 9 - The Australian Parliament first convenes in Canberra.
May 11 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the "Academy" in "Academy Awards," is founded.
May 12 - British police raids the office of Soviet trade delegation
May 13 - George V proclaims the change of his style from King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to King of Great Britain and Ireland.
May 14 - Cap Arcona's launching, Blohm & Voss shipyard, in Hamburg.
May 18 - Bombings result in 45 deaths, mostly children, in the Bath School disaster.
May 20 - Saudi Arabia becomes independent of the United Kingdom (Treaty of Jedda).
May 20: Solo flight NYC to Paris.May 20-21 first solo non-stop Trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris by Charles Lindbergh.
May 22 - 8.6 richter scale earthquake in Xining, China kills 200,000.
May 23 - The first demonstration of television before a live audience. Nearly 600 members of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers view the demonstration at the Bell Telephone Building in New York.
May 24 - Britain severs diplomatic relations with Soviet Union because of revelations of espionage and underground agitation.
May 27 - Ford Motor Company ceases manufacturing Ford Model Ts and begins to retool plants to make Ford Model As.
June 4 - Yugoslavia severs diplomatic relations to Albania
June 7 - Peter Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, assassinated
June 9 - Soviet Union executes 20 British for alleged espionage
June 13 - Leon Daudet, leader of French monarchists, is arrested in France
June 13 - A ticker-tape parade is held for aviator Charles Lindbergh down 5th Avenue in New York City.
July 10 - Kevin O'Higgins, vice president of the Irish Free State, assassinated in Dublin
July 15 - 85 protesters and 5 policemen are dead after left-wing protesters and the Austrian police clash in Vienna. More than 600 people are injured. See Massacre of July 15, 1927.
July 24 - The Menin Gate war memorial is unveiled at Ypres.
August 1 - Formation of the People's Liberation Army during the Nanchang Uprising
August 7 - Peace Bridge opens between Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
August 22 - In Hyde Park, London, 200 people demonstrate against the sentence of Sacco and Vanzetti
August 23 - Sacco and Vanzetti executed.
August 24-25 - Hurricane hits Atlantic shore of Canada causing massive damage - at least 56 dead
August 26-Paul R. Redfern leaves Brunswick,Ga flying his Stinson Detroiter "Port of Brunswick" to attempt solo non-stop flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He later crashes in the Venezuela jungle, the crash site never located.
September 7 - The University of Minas Gerais is founded in Brazil.
September 14 - An underwater earthquake in Japan kills over 100 people.
October 6 - The Jazz Singer opens and becomes a huge success, marking the end of the silent film era.
October 7 - Gertrude Ederle is the first Englishwoman to swim the English Channel
October 8 - Murderer's Row New York Yankees complete 4 game sweep of Pittsburgh Pirates
October 9 - Mexican government crushes a rebellion in Vera Cruz
October 27 - Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands opens Meuse-Waal Canal in Nijmegen
October 28 - Pan American Airways first flight took off from Key West to Havana.
November 4 - Frank Heath and his horse Gypsy Queen return to Washington, D.C., having completed a two-year journey of 11,356 miles to all 48 states.
November 10 - Unexplained explosions in Canton, Ohio
November 12 - Mahatma Gandhi made his first and last visit to Ceylon.
November 12 - Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin with undisputed control of the Soviet Union
November 12 - The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicular tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
November 14 - The explosion of three Equitable Gas storage tanks in the North Side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kills 26 people and causes damages estimated between contemporary totals of $4 million and $5 million. 
November 24 - Total solar eclipse over Northern England and Wales
December 2 - Following 19 years of Ford Model T production, the Ford Motor Company unveils the Ford Model A as its new automobile.
December 12 - 1600 people hospitalized in London when they had hurt themselves on the icy streets
December 15 - Marian Parker, 12, is kidnapped in Los Angeles. Her dismembered body is found on December 19 prompting the largest manhunt to date on the West Coast for her killer, William Edward Hickman, who is arrested on December 22 in Oregon.
December 27 - Kern and Hammerstein's Show Boat, based on Edna Ferber's novel, opens on Broadway and goes on to become the first great classic of the American musical theatre.
December 30 - First Japanese metro line, the Ginza Line in Tokyo, opens.
The British Broadcasting Corporation is granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation.
The Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System (later known as CBS) is formed.
Harold Stephen Black invents the feedback amplifier.
Voluntary Committee of Lawyers founded to bring about repeal of prohibition of alcohol in United States.Source(s): wikipedia 1927 2 points, thank you
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
80 years ago, the world was a much better place.
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- Black DogLv 61 decade ago
"Beloved Rogue," 1927, with John Barrymore and Conrad Veidt...great fun! As Gloria Swanson says, "They had faces then!"
- 1 decade ago
the end of world war I
and jazz was popular
segregation in the south
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It was against the law to purchase alcohol in the U.S.A. This helped give rise to the mafia.
- Porcelain DollLv 61 decade ago
How about you stay a wake next time in class, when History rolls around. Your be very surprised what you can learn......
- 1 decade ago
80 years ago was the depression. every thing is desolate
- 1 decade ago
A lot better than it is now. Liberalism has ruined this country.