History of Science Journalism

1920-1945: Wall 1

1920-1945: Wall 1

This is what may be found on the back wall.

The brick wall contains three large windows. Click on the windows to view a musical slideshow presenting 17 major events that marked the period between 1920 and 1945.

Following is the list of events displayed in the musical slideshow

1920-1945
Breaking News during This Era

1921
First helicopter flight by Frenchman Etienne Oehmichen.

1921
Couturier Gabrielle Chanel (alias Coco) introduces the Chanel N? 5 perfume.

1921
At the University of Toronto, Dr. Frederick Grant Banting and his assistant, Charles Herbert Best, isolate a pancreatic hormone known as insulin.

1924
American Indians gain American citizenship.

1924
American astronomer Edwin Hubble announces the discovery of another galactic system beyond the Milky Way.

1927
Lindbergh crosses the Atlantic in an airplane.

1929
First adventures of Tintin by Herg?.

1929
Black Thursday on Wall Street and the beginning of the Great Depression.

1931
Inauguration of the Empire State Building by President Herbert Hoover.

1931
London Parliament votes in the Statute of Westminster creating the British Commonwealth of Nations.

1933
Against his will, German Republic President, Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, names Hitler to the Reich Chancellery.

1933
American Charles B. Darrow registers the trademark of his game, Monopoly, in Pennsylvania.

1936
Launching of the Volkswagen Beatle by Adolf Hitler.

1937
Bilbo the Hobbit, the first fantasy novel by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, is published in England.

1938
Demonstration of the colour television by Scotsman John Baird.

1939
Following the invasion of Poland on September 1st by German troops, London and Paris declare war on Germany.

1945
May 8th, end of the Second World War in Europe.

Source: http://www.linternaute.com

Following is a list of objects:

Image Description
Office

Office

Photo of an office

Year: End of the 19th Century
NAC: 1993.14435.1

Collection of Musée de la civilisation

Swivel chair

Swivel chair

Photo of a swivel chair

Year: Beginning of the 20th Century
NAC: 1994.37617

Collection of Musée de la civilisation