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20 Things You Had No Idea Happened in 1920

Reader's Digest Logo By Lauren Cahn of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 21: Imagine for a moment that it's 1920. If you're over 14, there's a 66 percent chance you're already married—and probably for life, since the divorce rate is 6 percent. If you're over 54, you've already exceeded the U.S. life expectancy. While more Americans are moving to cities, the majority still live in the country. Movies are silent. Televisions are non-existent. The U.S. president is Woodrow Wilson, but if you're a woman, you weren't able to vote at the time of his election. That being said, while you may not realize it, there's actually a woman running the country. Here's what else was going on in America 100 years ago. And if you're a history buff, you'll also want to check out these 15 fascinating facts about the United States you never learned in school.

Welcome to 1920!

Imagine for a moment that it's 1920. If you're over 14, there's a 66 percent chance you're already married—and probably for life, since the divorce rate is 6 percent. If you're over 54, you've already exceeded the U.S. life expectancy. While more Americans are moving to cities, the majority still live in the country. Movies are silent. Televisions are non-existent. The U.S. president is Woodrow Wilson, but if you're a woman, you weren't able to vote at the time of his election. That being said, while you may not realize it, there's actually a woman running the country. Here's what else was going on in America 100 years ago. And if you're a history buff, you'll also want to check out these 15 fascinating facts about the United States you never learned in school.

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