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1916Europe • GermanyAlbert Einstein proposes the General Theory of Relativity.
1917Europe • FranceMarcel Duchamp exhibits his surrealist work The Fountain using a upturned urinal.
1919Europe • Germany 
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Walter Gropius 
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Walter Gropius founds the Bauhaus school of design.
1919Europe • FranceThe French film director Abel Gance (1889-1981) releases the anti-war film J'accuse!. In it he uses wounded actors to portray the ghosts of fallen men. In 1924 John Heartfield created the photomontage After ten years: fathers and sons in which he uses skeletons and marching soldiers to depict the futility of war.
1922North America • USAHollywood's first Technicolor film Toll of the Sea is released.
1922Africa • EgyptThe tomb of King Tutankhamen is discovered by Howard Carter.
1924Europe • FranceAndré Breton (1896–1966) publishes the first Surrealist manifesto
1924North America • USAAT&T sends photographs over a wire. (20 May 1924)
1925North America • USAThe Scopes Monkey Trial takes place in Tennessee.
1925North America • USAF. Scott Fitzgerald publishes The Great Gatsby.
1925Europe • Great BritainJohn Logie Baird transmits the first wireless photographic picture. (25 October 1925)

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