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history - following intense nationalist agitation after World War I, Great Britain proclaims Egypt formally independent but continues to occupy the country militarily and control its politics - a challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States - in India, Mohandas Gandhi is sentenced to 6 years in prison for sedition - Joseph Stalin is appointed General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party - the Irish Civil War begins - in Italy, with the March on Rome, Fascism obtains power and Benito Mussolini becomes prime minister - the Ottoman Empire is abolished - the Irish Free State officially comes into existence - Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and the Transcaucasia come together to form the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - following the annexation of former German colonies after the First World War, the British Empire reaches its height and largest extent, covering a quarter of the world and ruling over one in four humans

culture - British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings of Egypt - the British Broadcasting Company is formed, a broadcasting licence fee of 10 shillings is introduced in the UK - Charles Jenkins' first public demonstration of television principles. A set of static photographic pictures was transmitted from Washington, D.C. to the Navy station NOF in Anacostia by telephone wire, and then wirelessly back to Washington - Ludwig Wittgenstein: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus - movie Nosferatu - Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha - F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Beautiful and Damned - James Joyce: Ulysses - Katherine Mansfield: The Garden Party and other stories - Bertold Brecht: Trommeln in der Nacht (Drums in the Night) - Alexander Graham Bell (†) - Marcel Proust (†)

music - Maurice Ravel: orchestral arrangement of Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition - Clarence Williams, Porter Grainger, Graham Prince: 'Taint Nobody's Business If I Do published - Louis Armstrong leaves New Orleans for Chicago to join King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band - Bert Williams (†)

first released recordings by Sara Martin, Josie Miles, Lizzie Miles, Kid Ory, Trixie Smith, Eva Taylor, Leona Williams, Lena Wilson