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  1. Celebrities And Heroes of the 1920s. By, John Robinson and Zach O’Brien

  2. Celebrities and Heroes • Political • Industrial • Entertainment • Travel • Athletic

  3. Al “Scarface” Capone • “Big Cheese, Hard Boiled” • Capone controlled speakeasies, bookie joints, gambling houses, brothels, horse and race tracks, nightclubs, distilleries and breweries at a reported income of $100,000,000 a year. • Valentine’s Day Massacre-7 dead with 150 bullets • He was the first to open soup kitchens after the 1929 stock market crash and he ordered merchants to give clothes and food to the needy at his expense.

  4. Harry Houdini • The most spectacular escape act was the Chinese Torture Water Cell. He was to be chained upside down and submersed in the water of the glass cell that was locked. • Debunking of fraudulent mediums in the 1920s. • Interesting life, but what struck many was his mysterious afterlife. • Arthur Ford, friend and medium, got a message. "Rosabelle, answer, tell, pray, answer, look, tell, answer, answer, tell." This message was authentic according to Bess Houdini, wife.

  5. Henry Ford • Ford Motor Company founded in 1903 • In 1926, the Model T was outdated and out sold by General Motors, but with introduction of the Model A and V8. • Not only was Ford a business man but a politician. During World War I, he and 170 others went to Europe seeking peace. • Ford also ran for Senate on the Democratic ballot, speaking out against labor organizations, United Auto Workers. • Ford supported charitable work by setting up an historical museum in Greenfield, Michigan. • Also responsible for Ford Foundation which provided grants for research, education, and development.


  6. Charles Lindbergh • 1927: set record for Ca-NY flight (22 hrs.) • 5/20-5/21, 1927: Flew first, solo, nonstop flight from NY to Paris (33 hrs. 30 min.) • 1929: Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor

  7. Red Grange • Played at University of Illinois • 1924: defeated Michigan (unbeaten in 20 games) • 3 time All-American • Played professionally for Chicago and New York.

  8. Johnny Weissmuller • Won 5 Gold Medals over 1924, 1928 Olympics • Set 28 World Records • First sub-minute 100m Freestyle (58.6 sec.) • Went on to star as Tarzan in twelve movies.

  9. Jack Dempsey • “Manassa Mauler” • Heavyweight title holder 1919-1926 • 1921: Battle of the Century • 9/3/1926: lost heavyweight title to Gene Tunney. • 1927: Battle of the Long Count.

  10. 1/5/1920: Babe Ruth Sold to Yankees

  11. The Sultan of Swat • 1924: .378 avg., 46 HR, 121 RBI • 1927: MLB record 60 home runs • 1920-1933: 637 homers (45.5 avg.) • First to hit 30, 40, 50, 60 homers in a season

  12. Unbelievable Power • After sale, Ruth out homered Red Sox in 10 of next 12 years. • Ruth: 559 HR • Red Sox: 399 HR

  13. Works Cited • http://library.thinkquest.org • http://www.allsports.com • http://fsweb.wm.edu • http://www.baberuth.com • http://www.hickoksports.com • http://www.cmgww.com • http://www.acepilots.com • http://www.olympic.org • http://www.baseball-reference.com • http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/Stage/3487/houdini.html • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/miami/peopleevents/pande01.html • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamerica/whomade/ford_hi.html • http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/houdini/peopleevents/pande04.html

  14. John Charles Lindbergh Johnny Weissmuller Babe Ruth Jack Dempsey Red Grange Combined slides Zach Henry Ford Al Capone Harry Houdini Works Cited What We Did