1923
THIS YEAR IN LAS VEGAS ...

WHILE IN THE WORLD ...

Most of the nearby States decide for the dam
Six out of the seven states participating in the Colorado River Commission decide for the dam construction. Only Arizona does not agree to sign the plan.

The first female aviator landing in Las Vegas
The famous aviator Amelia Earhart lands with her aircraft in Las Vegas. The main reason of her coming is an investment in a nearby gypsum mine.

French invasion of the Ruhr Valley
At the end of last year the German Government, burdened by economical problems, decides to stop the war-reparation payments. In January of this year France reacts invading the Ruhr Valley, where most of the German industries are located.
The invasion and subsequent strikes produce an unbelievably high inflation of the German mark, leading many German families to poverty. This year sees also the fall of two German Governments, the latter of which has declared the martial law.

Hitler's First Putsch
On November 8 Adolf Hitler leads the so-called ''Beer Hall Putsch''. Its name comes from the fact that the organizing meeting took place in the Burgerbrau, a beer hall in Munich.
Here, after a vehement speech, Hitler orders his followers to march on Berlin and to take the power. The next day they invade the streets of Munich, but are dispersed by the police. Hitler, wounded to his shoulder while escaping, will be then arrested.
He will stay in jail for 8 months. During this time he will write ''Mein Kampf'', the reference book of the Nazi ideology.

The Advent of Private Refrigerators
Frigidaire, a division of General Motors, introduces a small icebox equipped with a mechanical refrigeration unit. This device can be installed in private houses, and allows the conservation of food without needing to buy ice from the iceman.
The advent of refrigerators will change completely the style of life of families.

An Earthquake Devastates Japan
On September 1, the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama are destroyed by an earthquake. The earthquake is followed by a fire lasting days, and by a huge tsunami along the coast. More than 100,000 people are killed.

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