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Historical Events In 1920

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Jan 01   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   The birth of Issac Asimov, Biochemist and science fiction writer on this day in history.  

Jan 03   In the year 1920 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   On this day in history 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes  

Jan 04   Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits in the year 1920.  

Jan 04   In the year 1920 benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)  

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

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

Jan 10   League of Nations established in the year 1920.  

Jan 10   In the year 1920 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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 11   French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die in the year 1920.  

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 on this day in history.  

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 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   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   On this day in history georgia declares independence  

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

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   On this day in history 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   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   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   Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57 in the year 1920.  

Jan 04   Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843) died in the year 1920.  

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 in the year 1920.  

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   On this day in history death of matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered  

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