The Roaring Twenties (1920 – 1929 CE)

1921

  • July 21: The U.S. Senate Committee on Naval Affairs officially renounces the tactics used in the Newport investigation.

1922

  • The central limit theorem is proven — no one tells Alan Turing.

1923

  • Willem Arondeus is hired to paint a mural at the Rotterdam Town Hall.
  • The Scientific-Humanitarian Committee stops regularly publishing the “Yearbook for Intermediate Sexual Types”. They continue to publish it sporadically.
  • Paramount Records asks Ma Rainey to record songs with them.

1924

  • Ma Rainey records “See See Rider Blues.”

1925

  • Ma Rainey is arrested for “running an indecent party” — a lesbian orgy. Bessie Smith pays her bail.

1926

1928

  • Ma Rainey records and releases “Prove It On Me Blues” — a scandalous song about lesbianism. This is also Ma Rainey’s final year recording for Paramount Records.

1929