1926

1926 Norma Jeane

February 1 Land on Broadway and Wall street in New York City sells for $7 per square inch.

April 30  Bessie Coleman dies after plunging 2000 feet out of an airplane. She was the first female pilot of African-American descent.

May 18 Evangelist minister Aimee Semple McPherson disappears from Venice Beach. Later she stumbles out of the desert in Mexico, claiming to have been kidnapped and tortured. She is met at the train station in Los Angeles by 50,000 people. There is an investigation into whether she was truly kidnapped, or ran off with a man as some claimed. Many flappers turn out in her support, as she is a leader for this new breed of women.

June 1 Norma Jeane Mortenson aka Marilyn Monroe is born at the Los Angeles General Hospital. After two weeks of living with her mother, Norma Jeane is given to Ida Bolender to raise. The Bolenders supplement their income by taking in children.

October 31 Harry Houdini dies from peritonitis, which came from a ruptured appendix, which came from being punched in the stomach after telling a student that he could withstand great blows to the self-same stomach.

November 11 US Route 66 is established. Route 66 serves as a major pathway for western migration.

December 6 Norma Jeane Mortenson is baptized Norma Jeane Baker by Aimee Semple McPherson (see above).

This is the Roaring Twenties. Prohibition is still is effect. Al Capone is at the height of his power. Republicans are in the White House.

Sources:

Wikipedia, Cursum Perficio

By the way, here is me in 1974.

Alice

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