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1926

1927

history - Britain sends troops to China - Civil war ends in Nicaragua - Saudi Arabia becomes independent of the United Kingdom (Treaty of Jedda) - 85 protesters and 5 policemen are dead after left-wing protesters and the Austrian police clash in Vienna - Sacco and Vanzetti are executed - a treaty signed at the League of Nations Slavery Convention abolished all types of slavery - Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin with undisputed control of the Soviet Union, Communist Party congress condemns all deviation from the general party line in the USSR

culture - the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 affects 700,000 people in the greatest natural disaster in U.S. history at that time - the first transatlantic telephone call is made from New York City to London - Werner Heisenberg formulates his famous uncertainty principle while employed as a lecturer at Niels Bohr's Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Copenhagen (attacked bei Albert Einstein) - Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo non-stop trans-Atlantic flight, from New York to Paris - Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, designed by a team led by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is completed - the Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System (later known as CBS) is formed and goes on the air with 47 radio stations - the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the "Academy" in "Academy Awards", is founded - Fritz Lang's culturally influential Metropolis (film) debuts in Germany - The Jazz Singer movie opens in the United States and becomes a huge success - FOX Films acquires the rights to the Tri-Ergon sound-on-film technology, which had been developed in 1919 by three German inventors - Hermann Hesse: Steppenwolf - Franz Kafka: Amerika - Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time - Thornton Wilder: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

music - Alban Berg: Lyric Suite - Sergei Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel - Ernst Krenek: Johnny spielt auf (Jonny Strikes Up) - Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II: Show Boat - Franz Lehár: Der Zarewitsch

first released recordings by Mozelle Alderson (Jane Lucas, Hannah May, Kansas City Kitty), "Texas" Alexander, Barbecue Bob (Robert Hicks), Big Bill Broonzy, The Carter Family, Gus Cannon, Helen Humes, Jim Jackson, Blind Willie Johnson, Furry Lewis, Meade Lux Lewis, Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Jug Band, Rev. A.W. Nix, Jimmie Rodgers, Will Weldon (Casey Bill)

released recordings/songs - electric re-recording of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, with Gershwin at the piano - Bessie Smith: Back Water Blues - Jimmie Rodgers: Blue Yodel ('T' for Texas)

1928

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