Category Archives: 1920s

Police open fire on 500 unarmed miners, killing six 90 years ago#OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 21 1927)


Video: 'Columbine Mine Massacre: The Sacrifice Made to Earn Rights for Future Miners (Award Video)'

(Monday, November 21, 1927) — The Colorado state police opened fire with machine guns on 500 unarmed striking coal miners today at the Rocky Mountain Fuel Company’s Columbine mine in Serene, Colorado. Continue reading Police open fire on 500 unarmed miners, killing six 90 years ago#OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 21 1927)

Thousands pour into Holland Tunnel after gala opening 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1927)


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(Saturday, November 12, 1927, 4:55 p.m. EST) — The Holland Tunnel, a highway tunnel under the Hudson River between Canal Street in Manhattan in New York City and Jersey City in New Jersey, opened today to the public after President Calvin Coolidge, aboard his yacht, the Mayflower, at anchor in the Potomac River, pressed a button that rang a large brass bell at the entrance. Continue reading Thousands pour into Holland Tunnel after gala opening 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1927)

Stalin becomes undisputed ruler of Soviet Union 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1927)


Video: 'Rise of Josef Stalin' (Trotsky expelled from party at 10:12)

(Saturday, November 12, 1927)Josef Stalin, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union today as Leon Trotsky and Grigory Zinoviev were expelled from the Communist Party. Continue reading Stalin becomes undisputed ruler of Soviet Union 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 12 1927)

Yankees beat Pirates to win World Series 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 8 1927)


Video: 'A Championship Legacy: 1927'

(Saturday, October 8, 1927, at approximately 1:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. EST) — The New York Yankees won the 1927 World Series today, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York, in the fourth and deciding game. Continue reading Yankees beat Pirates to win World Series 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 8 1927)

‘The Jazz Singer’ ushers in era of talking pictures 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1927)


Video: 'The Jazz Singer (1927) - Trailer' (Oct. 6, 1927, at 1:43)

(Thursday, October 6, 1927, 8:45 p.m. EST) — The era of talking pictures arrived tonight at Warner Theatre in Times Square in New York City with the opening of The Jazz Singer, an American musical film about a cantor’s son who breaks with family tradition to go into show business. Continue reading ‘The Jazz Singer’ ushers in era of talking pictures 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 6 1927)

Babe Ruth becomes first MLB player to hit 60 home runs in a season 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 30 1927)


Video: 'Babe Ruth hits his 60th Home Run Sept 30,1927'

(Friday, September 30, 1927, game played at approximately 3:00 p.m.-4:40 p.m. EDT)Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees hit his 60th home run of the season today (in the eighth inning off Tom Zachary to break a 2–2 tie with the Washington Senators) to break his own major-league record of 59 home runs in a season. Continue reading Babe Ruth becomes first MLB player to hit 60 home runs in a season 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 30 1927)

‘Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans’ premieres in New York City 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 23 1927)


Video: 'Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans' trailer

(Friday, September 23, 1927, 8:30 p.m. EDT)Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, an American silent romantic drama film about a farmer’s affair with a city woman and how it almost destroys his life, premiered tonight at Times Square Theater in New York City. Continue reading ‘Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans’ premieres in New York City 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 23 1927)

American dancer Isadora Duncan killed in freak accident 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1927)


Video: 'Glimpses of Isadora Duncan of Film'

(Wednesday, September 14, 1927, at about 10:00 p.m. CEST) — Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan tonight met a tragic death in Nice, France, when her scarf became entangled in a wheel of the sports car she was riding in. Continue reading American dancer Isadora Duncan killed in freak accident 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 14 1927)

Farnsworth demonstrates first completely electronic television system 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Sep 7 1927)


Video: 'PHILO FARNSWORTH "SMALL SCREEN, BIG DREAMS" part 1' (Sept. 7 1927, at 26:55)

(Wednesday, September 7, 1927) — American television pioneer Philo Farnsworth, 21, succeeded in transmitting the image of a line through purely electronic means with a device called an “image dissector” today at his laboratory at 202 Green Street in San Francisco.


Video: 'PHILO FARNSWORTH "SMALL SCREEN, BIG DREAMS" part 2'