1920
THIS YEAR IN LAS VEGAS ...

WHILE IN THE WORLD ...

First plans for a dam
The ''League of the Southwest'', gathering representatives of Nevada and Southern California, meets in Los Angeles to study the possibility of building a dam on the Colorado River.

First flight to Las Vegas
A Curtiss JN-4 plane, piloted by Randall Henderson and carrying Jake Beckley as passenger, is the first aircraft to land near Las Vegas.

Bloody Sunday
After the British Parliament passes the ''Government of Ireland Act'', deciding the division of Ireland in two regions, the situation in Ireland becomes explosive.
The IRA begins a guerrilla program. Britain sends a special police unit, called Black and Tans from their uniforms. A series of mutual violent attacks begins.
On Bloody Sunday, November 21, IRA kills 11 agents of the British intelligence; the Black and Tans retaliate soon after, opening fire on the crowd watching a football match, and killing 12 people.

Women get the vote in USA
After the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, in August all women over the age of 21 get the right to vote. This amendment has been voted only after years of hard discussions in Congress.

The ''birth'' of Hercule Poirot
The first book of Agata Christie, ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'', is published by The Bodley Head. The book was written during World War I, while Agata Christie was serving as a nurse.

The discovery of Polymers
The German chemist Hermann Staudinger publishes a paper entitled ''Uber Polymerisation''. Staudinger proposes that polymers are ''macromolecules'', structured as very long chains of atoms.
His pioneering work will open the way to the production o plastics. For this discovery he will receive a Nobel Prize in 1953.

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