King George V 1929 Farthing

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What Happened in 1929?

  • BBC broadcasts first transmission of inventor John Logie Baird's 30-line color television.
  • Thomas Wolfe's novel Look Homeward, Angel is published
  • New York Museum of Modern Art opens with Cezanne, Gaugin, Seurat, Van Gogh
  • Inventor Vladimir Zworykin demonstrates cathode-ray electronic television receiver developed at RCA; 60 scan lines
    U.S. stock market prices reach their lowest point for the year. $30 billion in stock values are wiped out. The crash, combined with other negative factors in the U.S. and world economies, very decisively brings to an end the decade of the 1920s and hastens the Great Depression.
  • Lt. Gen. James Doolittle makes the first airplane flight piloted only by radio-controlled instruments.