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Historical Events For 1920

Monday, 27 February 2017

Jan 01   In the year 1920 paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history the birth of Issac Asimov, Biochemist and science fiction writer  

Jan 03   Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres on this day in history.  

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

Jan 04   1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes in the year 1920.  

Jan 04   Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits on this day in history.  

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   Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees in the year 1920.  

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   Albert Meltzer, anarchist on this day in history.  

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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   NY Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly in the year 1920.  

Jan 14   Bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux) on this day in history.  

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) in the year 1920.  

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   Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   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   Penelope Jessel, politcal activist was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1920.  

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   In the year 1920 death of benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)  

Jan 07   In the year 1920 death of edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)  

Jan 14   On this day in history death of john Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864)  

Jan 16   In the year 1920 reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)  

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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