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Ford Model T - Wikipedia. The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie, T‑Model Ford, Model T, T, Leaping Lena, or flivver) is an automobile that was produced by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927.[6][7] It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.[8] Although automobiles had already existed for decades, they were still mostly scarce and expensive at the Model T's introduction in 1908.

Ford Model T - Wikipedia

Positioned as reliable, easily maintained mass market transportation, it was a runaway success. Untitled. Radio in the 1920s Emergence of Radio in the 1920s and its Cultural Significance Most radio historians asert that radio broadcasting began in 1920 with the historic broadcast of KDKA.

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Few people actually heard the voices and music which were produced because of the dearth of radio receivers at that time. Charles Lindbergh. Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), nicknamed Slim,[1] Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.

Charles Lindbergh

As a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail pilot, Lindbergh emerged suddenly from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927, made from Roosevelt Field[N 1] in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km), in the single-seat, single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. As a result of this flight, Lindbergh was the first person in history to be in New York one day and Paris the next. Lindbergh, a U.S. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Lindbergh used his fame to promote the development of both commercial aviation and Air Mail services in the United States and the Americas. Early years[edit] Charles A. Early aviation career[edit] Empire State Building - Wikipedia. The Empire State Building is an American cultural icon.

Empire State Building - Wikipedia

It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The building and its street floor interior are designated landmarks of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and confirmed by the New York City Board of Estimate.[16] It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.[12][17][18] In 2007, it was ranked number one on the AIA's List of America's Favorite Architecture. History The limestone for the Empire State Building came from the Empire Mill in Sanders, Indiana which is an unincorporated town adjacent to Bloomington, Indiana.

The Empire Mill Land office is near State Road 37 and Old State Road 37 just south of Bloomington. Design and construction A worker bolts beams during construction; the Chrysler Building can be seen in the background. The Empire State Building was designed by William F. Opening Film. Chrysler Building - Wikipedia. The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City.

Chrysler Building - Wikipedia

In 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.[11] It was the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 until the mid-1950s. Although the building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for the construction of it and never owned it, as Walter P. Chrysler decided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it.[12] History[edit] The Chrysler Building in 1932 The Chrysler Building was designed by architect William Van Alen for a project of Walter P.

Design beginnings[edit] Van Alen's original design for the skyscraper called for a decorative jewel-like glass crown. Construction[edit] Amelia Earhart - Wikipedia. During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.

Amelia Earhart - Wikipedia

Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day. [N 3] Early life Childhood Amelia Earhart as a child Earhart was the daughter of Samuel "Edwin" Stanton Earhart (1867-1930) and Amelia "Amy" (nee Otis) (1869–1962).[10] She was born in Atchison, Kansas, in the home of her maternal grandfather, Alfred Gideon Otis (1827–1912), who was a former federal judge, the president of the Atchison Savings Bank and a leading citizen in the town. Early influence A spirit of adventure seemed to abide in the Earhart children, with the pair setting off daily to explore their neighborhood.

Although there had been some missteps in his career up to that point, in 1907 Edwin Earhart's job as a claims officer for the Rock Island Railroad led to a transfer to Des Moines, Iowa. Education Family fortunes.