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Historical Events Happened In 1920

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Jan 01   Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   10,000 US union & socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids) on this day in history.  

Jan 02   10,000 US union &socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids) on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history the birth of Issac Asimov, Biochemist and science fiction writer  

Jan 03   On this day in history arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres  

Jan 03   On this day in history new York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000  

Jan 04   On this day in history 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes  

Jan 04   On this day in history amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits  

Jan 04   Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta) on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Winnipeg, Manitoba T. A. Crerar chairs a meeting of Ontario and Prairie farmers' organizations to establish the National Progressive Party on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Albert Meltzer, anarchist on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Canada becomes a founding member of the League of Nations on the day the Treaty of Versailles, ending the First World War, takes effect on this day in history.  

Jan 10   Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way) on this day in history.  

Jan 10   League of Nations established on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history league of Nations' first meeting, Treaty of Versailles in effect  

Jan 10   On this day in history silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce  

Jan 10   The League of Nations holds its first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on this day in history.  

Jan 10   The League of Nations is established by the Treaty of Versailles on this day in history.  

Jan 11   On this day in history french passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die  

Jan 12   Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to on this day in history.  

Jan 13   On this day in history new York Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly  

Jan 13   NY Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux) on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history prohibition goes into effect, making it illegal to sell beer and liquor.  

Jan 16   18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933 on this day in history.  

Jan 16   18th Amendment, the "National Prohibition Act," becomes law. Individuals are allowed to produce wine for religious purposes on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history first assembly of League of Nations (Paris)  

Jan 16   On this day in history georgia declares independence  

Jan 16   On this day in history reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60  

Jan 16   The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution takes effect, banning the sale of beer and distilled spirits on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1920

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of roger Peacock, writer  

Jan 01   Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector  

Jan 02   Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of penelope Jessel, politcal activist  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001)  

Famous Deaths In 1920

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history death of edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)  

Jan 14   On this day in history death of john Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864)  

Jan 16   Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)  

Jan 25   On this day in history amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35  

Jan 26   On this day in history death of matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered