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    Tables – World Events 1920s

    1920Foundation of the League of NationsCreated following the first World War in order to maintain peace.
    1921Establishment of the Communist Party of ChinaThis marked the beginning of communist movements in China.
    1922Discovery of InsulinThis crucial medical discovery was made by Frederick Banting and Charles Best.
    1922Formation of the USSRThe Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was created in Russia.
    1923Turkey becomes a RepublicTurkey was proclaimed a republic on October 29, after abolishing Ottoman Sultanate.
    1924Death of LeninThe founder of the Russian Communist Party, Vladimir Lenin, died leading to a power struggle eventually won by Joseph Stalin.
    1925Invention of TelevisionJohn Logie Baird, a Scottish inventor, invents the first working television system.
    1926Queen Elizabeth II BornThe future Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms was born on April 21.
    1927Release of The Jazz SingerThe first feature-length motion picture with not only a synchronized recorded music score but also lip-synchronous singing and speech in several isolated sequences.
    1928Discovery of penicillinSir Alexander Fleming, a Scottish biologist and pharmacologist, discovered the world’s first broad-spectrum antibiotic, penicillin.
    1929Start of The Great DepressionBegan with the Wall Street Crash in October, this was considered the most severe worldwide economic depression of the 20th century.