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The year 1927 was filled with important events, and it was a year that was full of "firsts" that have defined our world today. Our archives feature these events from 1927 such as the first transatlantic telephone call, the first armored car robbery, the first successful long distance demonstration of television, the first nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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After restrictions were placed on the Catholic Church, the government is attacked by Catholic rebels in what is known as the Mexican Cristero War.
The first telephone call reaching transatlantic distances is made from New York City to London via radio.
Regulations over radio frequencies begin officially being controlled by the U.S. Federal Radio Commission, what is now referred to as the FCC.
The Flatheads Gang commit the first armored car robbery near Pittsburgh. Read More
The Department of the Treasury founds the U.S. Bureau of Prohibition. Read More
The Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act of 1927 are established in Britain, forbidding strikes of support.
An image of Herbert Hoover becomes the first successful long distance demonstration of television when it is transmitted by the Bell Telephone Co.
The United Kingdom and Ireland are remained by the Royal and Parliamentary Titles Act of 1927 as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the Irish Free State is no longer considered part of the Kingdom.
The first production of a Volvo automobile is made available in Gothenburg, Sweden. Read More
The greatest natural disaster in American history in it's time is the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, effecting the lives of 700,000 people.
The first experimental electronic TV motion pictures is transmitted by American Philo Farnsworth.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded, which later is accounted for as the "Academy" in "Academy Awards."
The first nonstop transatlantic airplane flight is made solo in a single-engined aircraft from New York City to Paris, France by Charles Lindbergh.
Revelations of espionage and underground agitation lead the United Kingdom to cut diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.
Areas of Wales, England, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia experience a total eclipse of the sun.
The establishment of the Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration occurs. Read More
What is now know as CBS, the Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System, is founded and goes live with 47 radio stations.
The League of Nations Slavery Commission signs a treaty abolishing all types of slavery.
The forming of Mount Rushmore begins in South Dakota. Read More
Pan American Airways performs it's first flight, going from Key West, Florida to Havana, Cuba.
The first and last visit to Ceylon is made by Mahatma Gandhi.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania sees the death of 26 people an estimated $4-5 million is caused in damages by the explosion of storage tanks filled with gas.
The Ford Model A is unveiled by the Ford Motor Company as its new automobile after 19 years of production of the Ford Model T.
Iraq declares itself independent from Britain. Read More
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