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Historical Events In 1920

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Jan 01   Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57 in the year 1920.  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 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   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   On this day in history 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   Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits in the year 1920.  

Jan 04   On this day in history benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)  

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

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 in the year 1920.  

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 in the year 1920.  

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   On this day in history league of Nations' first meeting, Treaty of Versailles in effect  

Jan 10   In the year 1920 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   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   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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 14   On this day in history bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)  

Jan 15   On this day in history prohibition goes into effect, making it illegal to sell beer and liquor.  

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   In the year 1920 georgia declares independence  

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   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   Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector was born in the year 1920.  

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

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

Jan 04   Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843) died on this day in history.  

Jan 07   Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849) died in the year 1920.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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