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"What were the significant events and cultural trends in 1919, the year my great grandfather was born?"

The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, officially ending World War I.

The 18th Amendment to the US Constitution, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors, was ratified on January 16, 1919, marking the beginning of Prohibition.

The League of Nations, an international organization established to promote peace and security, was founded on January 10, 1919.

The first transatlantic flight was completed on June 14-15, 1919, by British aviators Alcock and Brown, who flew from Newfoundland to Ireland in 16 hours and 12 minutes.

The Boston Molasses Flood, one of the most bizarre disasters in American history, occurred on January 15, 1919, when a storage tank containing over 2.3 million gallons of molasses burst, killing 21 people and injuring 150.

The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote, was introduced to Congress on January 12, 1919, although it would not be ratified until August 18, 1920.

The first electric traffic light was installed on August 5, 1919, at the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Harlem Renaissance, a cultural and literary movement, began to take shape in 1919, with prominent figures like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Duke Ellington contributing to the era's rich cultural heritage.

The influenza pandemic, which started in 1918, continued to spread in 1919, killing an estimated 50 million people worldwide, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.

The first-issue of The New Yorker magazine was published on February 21, 1919, with Harold Ross as its founding editor.

The first commercial airline, Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft (DELAG), was established in Germany in 1919, offering flights between Berlin and Leipzig.

The first radio broadcast of a baseball game took place on August 5, 1919, when KDKA in Pittsburgh broadcast a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies.

The average life expectancy in the United States in 1919 was approximately 58 years for men and 62 years for women.

The top-selling car in the United States in 1919 was the Ford Model T, priced at around $260 (approximately $4,000 today).

The first Miss America pageant was held on September 6, 1919, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with Margaret Gorman of Washington, D.C.

crowned the first Miss America.

The 1919 World Series, played between the Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox, was marred by the infamous Black Sox Scandal, in which several players were accused of throwing the series for money.

The first electric guitar, the "Frying Pan," was invented in 1919 by Adolph Rickenbacker, an American inventor and businessman.

The average cost of a movie ticket in 1919 was 25 cents, with popular films like "Broken Blossoms" and "Male and Female" playing in theaters.

The first issue of the popular comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" was published on August 5, 1919.

The first transatlantic radio broadcast was made on February 23, 1919, when Canadian engineer Frederick Albert Mucklow transmitted a signal from Montreal to London.

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