1919
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Prohibition in Las Vegas
The Prohibition Enforcement Act hits also Las Vegas. Officially this law prohibits advertisement of liquors, even though in practice they continue to be sold.

The show of Nature, around Las Vegas
The Congress votes the constitution of two new national parks: Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona) and Zion National Park (Utah), both not far from Las Vegas.

Birth of Liberace
Wladziu Valentino Liberace is born this year, from a Polish mother and an Italian father. He will become a prodigy pianist, and then he will link his fame to Las Vegas, performing in this city for about 40 years.

A ''new international order''?
The Peace Conference after World War I ends on June 28 with the Treaty of Versailles. Here President Woodrow Wilson aims at obtaining a ''new international order'', by the creation of a ''League of Nations''.
For instance Wilson opposes plans to humiliate populations of the defeated nations. However the other Allies force him to accept hard conditions against Germany, not only in terms of limitations to its army.

The Fascism in Italy
Benito Mussolini, which originally was a socialist journalist, on March 23 founds the Fascist movement.

The era of Prohibition
The Congress votes the Prohibition Enforcement Act (also known as the Volstead Act), which prohibits the use of liquors, and is part of a program intended to fight drunkenness.

The advent of mass spectroscopy
The physicist Francis Aston invents the mass spectrograph. By using at the same time electric and magnetic fields, he succeeds separating atoms with the same electronic composition, but with a different mass.
These atoms are called isotopes: they share the same chemical properties, but have different mass. And in some cases isotopic species are revealed to be radioactive.

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