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1928

1929

history - Palestine riots - Iraq is gaining independence from the British - the All India Congress in Lahore declared Indian independence from Britain - Fascist Party in Italy tightened its control - Joseph Stalin consolidated his power in the Soviet Union by sending Leon Trotsky into exile - the Geneva Convention addresses the treatment of prisoners of war

culture - Wall Street Crash (beginn of the great depression) - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her work among India's poorest and sickest people - Edwin Hubble publishes his discovery that the speed at which galaxies recede positively correlates with their distance, which becomes known as Hubble's law, the basis for understanding that the universe is expanding - the longest bridge in the world, the San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge, opens - The Barcelona Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is erected - Lovell House in Los Angeles, designed by Richard Neutra - Villa Savoye, an iconic International Style building by Le Corbusier - the 1st Academy Awards (oscars) are presented - the first public demonstration of color TV is held - the Museum of Modern Art opens in New York City - Virginia Woolf: A Room of One's Own - Hugo von Hofmannsthal (†)

music - first recording date for a commercially issued RCA Victor 33⅓ rpm LP - Edison Records closes, ending production of Diamond Discs and Blue Amberols - Franz Lehár: Das Land des Lächelns - Amédé Ardoin makes the first recordings of zydeco - Blind Lemon Jefferson (†)

first released recordings by Sleepy John Estes, Bertha "Chippie" Hill, Lil Johnson, Julia Lee, Joe McCoy (Kansas Joe), Memphis Minnie, Alice Moore, Charlie Patton, Yank Rachel, Speckled Red, Roosevelt Sykes, Walter Vincson (Vinson), T-Bone Walker, Josh (Joshua) White

released recordings/songs - George Gershwin: An American in Paris - Charley Patton: High Water Everywhere

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