Milestones 1923 – Hollywood awakens
Milestones 1923 – Hollywood awakens
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The age of the dance marathon begins. Alma Cummings sets a record by dancing continuously for 27 hours in a dance marathon contest held in New York City. She “used up” six partners in carrying out this tremendous performance.
Louis Armstrong makes his first recording, titled “Chimes Blues”, with King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band.
The first form of the famous Hollywood Sign, which read “HOLLYWOODLAND”, is set up on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills. It was originally created to advertise a housing development. In 1949, the last four letters of the sign were removed.
“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.” Henry Kissinger, United States Secretary of State and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is born.
Adolf Hitler's failed coup d'état, the Beer Hall Putsch, takes place in Munich, Bavaria. The Nazis tried to seize power but were crushed by the police. The incident claimed the lives of 16 Nazi supporters and 4 policemen. Hitler was arrested, then sent to prison.
The Rosewood massacre takes place in rural Levy County, Florida. In order to capture an alleged assailant of a white woman, white people from the neighboring town of Sumner stormed the all-black town of Rosewood. The incident turned into a massacre; six blacks and two whites were left dead.
The original Yankee Stadium, the home ballpark of the New York Yankees, opens to the public in the Bronx, New York City.
The first rigid airship of the United States Navy, the USS Shenandoah, makes its maiden flight.

Milestones 1923 – Hollywood awakens

In the beginning, one of the most famous landmarks of the world had little to do with the film industry and stardom.