In 1920, alcohol prohibition went into effect in the United States. In 1920, the League of Nations held its first meeting. In 1964, Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway; it went on to receive 10 Tony Awards. In 1979, the Shah of Iran fled in the wake of a revolution. In 2006, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was sworn in as the first woman president of Liberia and Africa's first woman elected as a head of state.
Ethel Merman (1908-84), actress/singer; Dizzy Dean (1910-74), baseball player; Susan Sontag (1933-2004), critic; Ruth Reichl (1948- ), food writer; Debbie Allen (1950- ), actress/director; Kate Moss (1974- ), model; Aaliyah (1979-2001), singer; Lin-Manuel Miranda (1980- ), actor/composer; Albert Pujols (1980- ), baseball player; Joe Flacco (1985- ), football player
In 1961, Mickey Mantle signed a contract for an annual salary of $75,000, making him the highest paid player in the American League.
The busiest U.S. airport is Hartsfield-Jackson, in Atlanta, Georgia, through which 104.2 million passengers traveled in 2016.
"Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art." – Susan Sontag