Historical Events For 1920
Monday, 22 January 2018
Jan 01 In the year 1920 paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57
Jan 02 In the year 1920 10,000 US union & socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)
Jan 02 10,000 US union &socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids) on this day in history.
Jan 02 In the year 1920 duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector
Jan 02 The birth of Issac Asimov, Biochemist and science fiction writer on this day in history.
Jan 03 In the year 1920 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 in the year 1920.
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 In the year 1920 albert Meltzer, anarchist
Jan 10 In the year 1920 canada becomes a founding member of the League of Nations on the day the Treaty of Versailles, ending the First World War, takes effect
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 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 In the year 1920 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 On this day in history french passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
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 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 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 In the year 1920 elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
Jan 16 In the year 1920 first assembly of League of Nations (Paris)
Jan 16 Georgia declares independence on this day in history.
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 in the year 1920.