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Historical Events Happened In 1920

Saturday, 30 May 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   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   On this day in history arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres  

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

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

Jan 04   In the year 1920 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   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   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   Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way) on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history league of Nations established  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 10   In the year 1920 the League of Nations holds its first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland  

Jan 10   The League of Nations is established by the Treaty of Versailles on this day in history.  

Jan 11   French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die on this day in history.  

Jan 12   In the year 1920 annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)  

Jan 16   First assembly of League of Nations (Paris) in the year 1920.  

Jan 16   In the year 1920 georgia declares independence  

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 on this day in history.  

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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   On this day in history 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   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   Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker was born on this day in history.  

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   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   John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864) died on this day in history.  

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.