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Historical Events Happened In 1920

Thursday, 31 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   On this day in history 10,000 US union &socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)  

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

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   Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)  

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

Jan 07   On this day in history albert Meltzer, anarchist  

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   On this day in history league of Nations established  

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

Jan 10   Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history the League of Nations holds its first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland  

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

Jan 11   French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933  

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

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   Roger Peacock, writer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)  

Jan 02   Penelope Jessel, politcal activist was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1920

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Jan 04   On this day in history death of benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)  

Jan 07   Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849) died on this day in history.  

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

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

Jan 20   Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876) died on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered died on this day in history.