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Historical Events Happened In 1920

Monday, 22 September 2014

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

Jan 02   In the year 1920 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1920 arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres  

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 in the year 1920.  

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

Jan 10   In the year 1920 league of Nations established  

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   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   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   New York Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly in the year 1920.  

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   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   On this day in history 18th Amendment, the "National Prohibition Act," becomes law. Individuals are allowed to produce wine for religious purposes.  

Jan 16   Elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) in the year 1920.  

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   In the year 1920 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   Roger Peacock, writer was born in the year 1920.  

Jan 01   Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   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 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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 16   Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60 in the year 1920.  

Jan 20   In the year 1920 death of georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)  

Jan 25   Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35 in the year 1920.  

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