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Historical Events Happened In 1920

Thursday, 02 October 2014

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   The birth of Issac Asimov, Biochemist and science fiction writer on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1920.  

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   In the year 1920 benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)  

Jan 05   On this day in history arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   In the year 1920 boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees  

Jan 06   In the year 1920 winnipeg, Manitoba T. A. Crerar chairs a meeting of Ontario and Prairie farmers' organizations to establish the National Progressive Party  

Jan 07   Albert Meltzer, anarchist on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 13   In the year 1920 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   18th Amendment, the "National Prohibition Act," becomes law. Individuals are allowed to produce wine for religious purposes on this day in history.  

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

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

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   Roger Peacock, writer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Jan 02   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1920

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Jan 04   On this day in history death of benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)  

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

Jan 14   In the year 1920 death of john Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864)  

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

Jan 20   Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876) died on this day in history.  

Jan 25   On this day in history amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35  

Jan 26   Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered died in the year 1920.