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Historical Events Happened In 1920

Saturday, 25 October 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   On this day in history 10,000 US union &socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)  

Jan 02   Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres  

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   On this day in history amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits  

Jan 04   Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta) in the year 1920.  

Jan 05   In the year 1920 arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist  

Jan 05   In the year 1920 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history 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   In the year 1920 georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)  

Jan 10   League of Nations established on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1920 league of Nations' first meeting, Treaty of Versailles in effect  

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

Jan 10   The League of Nations holds its first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on this day in history.  

Jan 10   The League of Nations is established by the Treaty of Versailles in the year 1920.  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 13   On this day in history 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   In the year 1920 bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)  

Jan 15   Prohibition goes into effect, making it illegal to sell beer and liquor in the year 1920.  

Jan 16   18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933 in the year 1920.  

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   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   Georgia declares independence on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history 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   In the year 1920 birth of elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)  

Jan 01   Roger Peacock, writer was born on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Virgilio Savona, Italian singer (Quartetto Cetra) was born in the year 1920.  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 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   On this day in history birth of peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker  

Jan 03   In the year 1920 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   In the year 1920 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   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 on this day in history.  

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.