The year is 1919.
The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington won the Nobel Prize for fiction.
January 16 – The 18th Amendment, authorizing Prohibition, goes into effect in the United States.
June 4 – The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which would guarantee women the right to vote, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.
Race riots erupt in 26 cities during that year, including Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
Into this turmoil of race, equality, and bitter soberness...J.D. Salinger was born.
January 1st, 1919.
Your words will live forever.
"Death is nature's way of saying, Your table's ready."