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Historical Events Happened In 1920

Sunday, 01 February 2015

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

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   In the year 1920 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   New York Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000 on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes  

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

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

Jan 05   Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist in the year 1920.  

Jan 05   Boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees on this day in history.  

Jan 06   On this day in history 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   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   Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way) in the year 1920.  

Jan 10   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1920 french passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die  

Jan 12   On this day in history annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to  

Jan 13   In the year 1920 new York Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly  

Jan 13   NY Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly on this day in history.  

Jan 14   In the year 1920 bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 16   In the year 1920 elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)  

Jan 16   On this day in history 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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 16   The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution takes effect, banning the sale of beer and distilled spirits in the year 1920.  

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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   In the year 1920 birth of roger Peacock, writer  

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   On this day in history birth of isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of penelope Jessel, politcal activist  

Jan 02   Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker was born in the year 1920.  

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

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