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Historical Events Happened In 1920

Thursday, 30 June 2016

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

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

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

Jan 02   In the year 1920 duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 the birth of Issac Asimov, Biochemist and science fiction writer  

Jan 03   Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres in the year 1920.  

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   In the year 1920 amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits  

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

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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 in the year 1920.  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 10   Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way) in the year 1920.  

Jan 10   On this day in history league of Nations established  

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

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   In the year 1920 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   In the year 1920 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   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   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 in the year 1920.  

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   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   In the year 1920 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 in the year 1920.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1920

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1920 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 in the year 1920.  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 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   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   On this day in history death of edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)  

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

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

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

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