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Historical Events Happened In 1920

Sunday, 26 April 2015

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

Jan 02   10,000 US union & socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids) in the year 1920.  

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

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   Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta) in the year 1920.  

Jan 05   Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist in the year 1920.  

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

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

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

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

Jan 11   French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die in the year 1920.  

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

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

Jan 15   In the year 1920 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   In the year 1920 18th Amendment, the "National Prohibition Act," becomes law. Individuals are allowed to produce wine for religious purposes.  

Jan 16   On this day in history elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)  

Jan 16   First assembly of League of Nations (Paris) on this day in history.  

Jan 16   Georgia declares independence in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 16   In the year 1920 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

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania) was born in the year 1920.  

Jan 01   On this day in history 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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 birth of isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)  

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

Jan 02   Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Renato Carosone, Italian musician (d. 2001) was born in the year 1920.  

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 in the year 1920.  

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   In the year 1920 reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60  

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

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