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Historical Events Happened In 1920

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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

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

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

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   New York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000 on this day in history.  

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

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   In the year 1920 arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   On this day in history boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees  

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   In the year 1920 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   On this day in history georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)  

Jan 10   League of Nations established in the year 1920.  

Jan 10   League of Nations' first meeting, Treaty of Versailles in effect on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1920 silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce  

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

Jan 10   The League of Nations is established by the Treaty of Versailles in the year 1920.  

Jan 11   In the year 1920 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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 13   In the year 1920 new York Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly  

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

Jan 14   Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux) in the year 1920.  

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

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 in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 16   First assembly of League of Nations (Paris) in the year 1920.  

Jan 16   Georgia declares independence in the year 1920.  

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

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

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Famous Birthdays In 1920

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

Jan 01   In the year 1920 birth of roger Peacock, writer  

Jan 01   In the year 1920 birth of virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra)  

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

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

Jan 02   In the year 1920 birth of penelope Jessel, politcal activist  

Jan 02   Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker was born in the year 1920.  

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   In the year 1920 paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57  

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

Jan 07   Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849) died in the year 1920.  

Jan 14   John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864) died on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1920.  

Jan 20   Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876) died in the year 1920.  

Jan 25   In the year 1920 amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35  

Jan 26   In the year 1920 death of matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered  

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