Category Archives: 1920s

Hoover sworn in as 31st POTUS, Sherman as 31st VP 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1929)


Video: 'Herbert Hoover Takes the Oath of Office'

(Monday, March 4, 1929, 1:07 p.m. local time) — Herbert Hoover, 51, was inaugurated as the 31st President of the United States today at the east portico of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., with Chief Justice and former President William Howard Taft administering the oath of office. Continue reading Hoover sworn in as 31st POTUS, Sherman as 31st VP 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 4 1929)

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. born in Atlanta 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1929)


Video: 'Martin Luther King Jr. - Civil Rights Leader | Mini Bio | Biography'

(Tuesday, January 15, 1929, just past noon EST)Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968, was born today in his family’s home at 501 Auburn Avenue, N.E. in Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. born in Atlanta 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 15 1929)

FDR sworn in as 44th governor of New York 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 1 1929)


Video: 'FDR Biography' (Jan. 1, 1929 at 4:40)

(New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 1929, 12:40 p.m. EST) — Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, 46, took the oath of office today in the Assembly Chamber at the Capitol in Albany as the 44th Governor of New York, succeeding Governor Al Smith, who ran unsuccessfully as the 1928 Democratic presidential nominee. Continue reading FDR sworn in as 44th governor of New York 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 1 1929)

‘Bolero’ by Maurice Ravel premieres at Paris Opera 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 22 1928)


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(Thursday, November 22, 1928)Boléro, a one-movement orchestral piece by the French composer Maurice Ravel originally composed as a ballet commissioned by Russian actress and dancer Ida Rubinstein, premiered today at the Paris Opéra. Continue reading ‘Bolero’ by Maurice Ravel premieres at Paris Opera 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 22 1928)

Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated cartoon premieres in New York 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 18 1928)


Video: 'Walt Disney Animation Studios' Steamboat Willie'

(Sunday, November 18, 1928) — Walt Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated cartoon, Steamboat Willie, starring Mickey Mouse, premiered today at Universal’s Colony Theater in New York City. Continue reading Disney’s first sound-synchronized animated cartoon premieres in New York 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 18 1928)

Hoover defeats Smith in landslide, elected POTUS 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 6 1928)


Video: 'The American Presidential Election of 1928'

(Tuesday, November 6, 1928, during the United States presidential election, 1928) — Republican former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover of California was elected President of the United States today, defeating Democratic Governor Al Smith of New York. Continue reading Hoover defeats Smith in landslide, elected POTUS 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 6 1928)

Yankees beat Cardinals to win World Series 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 9 1928)


Video: 'A Championship Legacy: 1928'

(Tuesday, October 9, 1928, at approximately 1:30 p.m.-3:55 p.m. EST) — The New York Yankees won the 1928 World Series today, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis, Missouri, in the fourth and deciding game. Continue reading Yankees beat Cardinals to win World Series 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 9 1928)

1928 Summer Olympics open in Amsterdam 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 28 1928)


Video: 'Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Games' (13 videos)

(Saturday, July 28, 1928) — Some 40,000 people jammed Olympisch Stadion in Amsterdam, Netherlands, today as Prince Hendrik pronounced the 1928 Summer Olympics officially opened. Continue reading 1928 Summer Olympics open in Amsterdam 90 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 28 1928)

Democrats nominate Alfred Smith for POTUS 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 28 1928)


Video: '1928 Democratic National Convention & Nominees Al Smith & Joe Robinson 1928 Pathe Newsreel'

(Thursday, June 28, 1928, 11:55 p.m. CDT) — Governor Alfred E. Smith of New York was nominated for President today at the 1928 Democratic National Convention meeting at Sam Houston Hall in Houston, defeating U.S. Senator Walter F. George of Georgia 849.17-52.5 on the first ballot (after shifts). Continue reading Democrats nominate Alfred Smith for POTUS 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 28 1928)

GOP nominates Herbert Hoover for POTUS 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 14 1928)

Video: 'Republican Convention Kansas City 1928'

(Thursday, June 14, 1928, 11:20 p.m. CDT) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover of Iowa was nominated for President today at the 1928 Republican National Convention meeting at Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri, defeating Governor
Frank Lowden of Illinois 837-74 on the first ballot. Continue reading GOP nominates Herbert Hoover for POTUS 90 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jun 14 1928)