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1923

1923 History Facts:
  • Union of Socialist Soviet Republics established (January 1).
  • Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin (January 4)
  • Soviet Aeroflot airlines forms (February 9)
  • Howard Carter finds Pharoah Tutankhamen (Feb 16)
  • Flying Scotsman goes into service (Feb 24).
  • Time magazine debuts (Mar 2).
  • Time magazine publishes 1st issue.
  • Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke (Mar 15)
  • Poland annexes Central Lithuania (Apr 18)
  • English prince Albert (George VI) marries lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (Apr 26)
  • Stanley Baldwin, becomes PM of UK (May 20)
  • 1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run (May 26)
  • Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC (June 12)
  • Sun Yat Sen founds military academy (June 16)
  • NZ claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica (June 30)
  • Union of Soviet Socialist Republics form (July 6)
  • The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated above Hollywood, Los Angeles (July 13). Originally "Hollywoodland ", 4 last letters are dropped in 1949
  • German mark devalued to 600,000 Dmark=$1 (July 25)
  • Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin (July 29).
  • Interpol forms in Vienna (Sep 7)
  • Radio Times (UK) 1st published (September 28)
  • British occuping army leaves Constantinople (Oct 2).
  • Disney Company founded (Oct 16).
  • Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire) (Oct 29).
  • International zone of Tangier set up in Morocco (December 18).
  • Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation (Dec 21).
  • Unsuccessful attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan (Dec 27)
  • BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID (Dec 31).
1923 Science Facts:
  • The matter-wave theory is propsed by DeBroglie.
  • Jacob Schick patents the electric shaver.
  • Kodak launches the 16mm home movie camera.
  • Heisenberg stated his famous 'uncertainty principle'.
  • Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics (April 15).
  • Frank Epperson invents the popsicle - accidentally leaving lemonade mix on a windowsill overnight.
  • Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star (Oct 5th).
  • Self-winding watch invented by Swiss John Harwood.
  • 1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester (Dec 31).

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