1921
THIS YEAR IN LAS VEGAS ...

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Senator Clark sells San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
William A. Clark sells the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad to the Union Pacific.
This means bad news for many workers of the Railroad. The new owners will start dismissing many employees of the repair shop. Strikes will follow for the next year.

Sacco and Vanzetti: criminals, or victims?
The trial of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two anarchists of Italian origin, finds an wide echo across the World.
They are accused, in Massachusetts, of a robbery and the killing of two people. But it is also clear that the judge has a prejudice against them, because of their anarchist and socialist ideas.
Although they will always declare themselves innocents, although many intellectuals will support them, and although another man will confess to the crime, they will be eventually executed in 1927.

Scent of a woman
The French designer Gabrielle ''Coco'' Chanel presents the perfume Chanel No. 5.
Saying that this perfume will have a great success is an understatement: it will represent a legend for generations of women. Also in the fashion Coco Chanel will open new ways to elegance.
Coco, who grew up orphaned and in poverty, will then know wealthy and famous men, but she will never marry.

The death of Enrico Caruso
Enrico Caruso, the world famous italian opera singer, dies for a lung infection at the age of 48. His funeral, held in Naples Royal Basilica, has the same magnificence as that of a king.

The victory against tuberculosis
A vaccine against tuberculosis, devised by the French scientists Albert Leon Calmette and Camille Guerin, is inoculated for the first time to children of European schools.
In the next years the use of this vaccine will be extended to many other countries, saving millions of lifes.

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