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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)
1927North America • USAThe first talking picture The Jazz Singer starring Al Jolson is released.
1927EuropeFirst trans-Atlantic telephone call
1928North America • USAMickey Mouse is shown for the first time by Walt Disney
1928Europe • SpainLuis Buñuel (1900–1983) and Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) makes Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog),
1929North America • USAMuseum of Modern Art opens in New York.
1931Europe • SpainSalvador Dalí (1904–1989) paints The Persistence of Memory
1932North America • USAAmelia Earhart (1897–1937) flies solo across the Atlantic.
1934Europe • Germany 
Leni Riefenstahl
Poster for the film "Triumph des Willens" 
Nuremberg Nazi Party rally headed by Adolf Hitler. Leni Riefenstahl films the rally and makes it into the propaganda film Triumph of the Will (Triumph des Willens) which comes out in 1935. (9 May 1934)
1937Europe • SpainPablo Picasso (1881–1973) paints Guernica that commemorates the German bombing of the Basque town during the Spanish Civil War.
1938North America • USAThe full length cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is shown.
1938Europe • SpainGeorge Orwell publishes Homage to Catalonia
1939North America • USAThe film The Wizard of Oz is released.
1939North America • USAJohn Steinbeck publishes The Grapes of Wrath

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