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Historical Events For 1920

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

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) in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 02   Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector in the year 1920.  

Jan 02   The birth of Issac Asimov, Biochemist and science fiction writer in the year 1920.  

Jan 03   In the year 1920 arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres  

Jan 03   In the year 1920 new York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000  

Jan 04   In the year 1920 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   On this day in history benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)  

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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   On this day in history albert Meltzer, anarchist  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   In the year 1920 georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)  

Jan 10   In the year 1920 league of Nations established  

Jan 10   League of Nations' first meeting, Treaty of Versailles in effect in the year 1920.  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1920.  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 14   On this day in history bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)  

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 in the year 1920.  

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   In the year 1920 first assembly of League of Nations (Paris)  

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 on this day in history.  

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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 on this day in history.  

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   Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy) was born in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 02   In the year 1920 birth of peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 14   John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864) died in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 26   On this day in history death of matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered  

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