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Top Ten Events of 1928

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FC: 1928 | a year in review | By: Bhavini Sai Kakani

1: 1 | The Republican nominee, and the people’s favorite, Herbert Hoover ran against the first Catholic nominee, Alfred E. Smith. Hoover won with a landslide, at 444 electoral votes compared to Smith’s 87, becoming the third Republican president in a row since Wilson. | November 6th: Election of 1928 | 1928 Election campaign photo of Hoover with his dog King Tut. | 1928 picture of Alfred E. Smith

2: August 27th: Kellogg-Briand Pact | 2 | The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed by 15 nations in Paris, including the United States and Great Britain. By signing the pact, which was designed by French foreign minister Aristide Briand and Secretary of State Frank Kellogg, the countries pledged to denounce war, in order to ensure world peace.

3: 3 | June 17-18 | Amelia Earhart became the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger on a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz. Through her voyage, Earhart represented the new figure of the all-American girl, a liberated, educated, and socially-gracious individual. Her feat opened up pathways for women across the country. Earhart took off from Newfoundland on the Friendship and arrived in Burry Port, Wales, after a flight of 20 hours and 40 minutes. | Amelia Earhart flies across the Atlantic

4: Richard Byrd on the cover of the August 20, 1928 issue of Time magazine.

5: 4 | Arctic Expedition: August 25th | Richard Byrd left on his expedition to Antarctica aboard the City of New York. It was the most expensive and most mechanized attempt to explore the South Pole to date, and cemented Byrd’s heroic image as he was pushed further into the spotlight through his highly publicized voyage.

6: July 30: Color Motion Photography | 5 | George Eastman perfected color motion photography, showing the pictures for the first time in Rochester, New York. Included in the film were pictures of flowers, butterflies, fashion models, and goldfish.

7: George Eastman (left) and Thomas Edison (right) in the gardens of Eastman's Rochester home, about to make film history.

8: October 12: The Iron Lung | 6 | Doctors in Boston use the iron lung for the first time. The cylindrical metal respirator, developed by Philip Drinker and Louis A. Shaw already started to save lives by assisting the breathing of polio victims. | Drinker and Shaw's iron lung

9: The United States won two gold medals at the second Winter Olympics, held in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The United States then won 24 gold medals at the ninth Summer Olympics, held in the Netherlands. | 7 | Winter Olympics: February 11 - 19 Summer Olympics: June 29 - August 12

10: Pictures of the damages caused in southern Florida by the Lake Okeechobee Hurricane

11: In September, the Lake Okeechobee Hurricane hit Palm Beach, Florida and its surroundings. The hurricane was estimated to have killed 3,400 people and cause $100 million in damages, ruining hundreds of homes and farms. | 8 | September 16th: Lake Okeechobee Hurricane

12: May 15th: Flood Control Act Congress passed the Flood Control Act, which provided $325 million for federal development of dams and reservoirs to replace the inefficient levees on the Mississippi River. The Act was a reaction against massive flooding of the Mississippi River in 1927. | 9

13: Damages caused by the Mississippi flood of 1927 | Herbert Hoover (left) in Natchez, Mississippi during the flood.

14: The title card for the 1928 Walt Disney movie, Steamboat Willie, featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

15: May 15th: Plane Crazy Debuts Mickey and Minnie Mouse appeared for the first time in the animated film, Plane Crazy, a movie inspired by the aviation feats of Charles Lindbergh. Later that year, Mickey also appeared in Steamboat Willie, also directed by Walt Disney. | 10

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