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Historical Events In 1920

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Jan 01   On this day in history paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 10,000 US union & socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)  

Jan 02   10,000 US union &socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids) on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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   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) on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist on this day in history.  

Jan 05   In the year 1920 boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees  

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

Jan 10   League of Nations established on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1920.  

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

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 in the year 1920.  

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

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 16   In the year 1920 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933  

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

Jan 16   In the year 1920 first assembly of League of Nations (Paris)  

Jan 16   In the year 1920 georgia declares independence  

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

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   On this day in history birth of elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)  

Jan 01   Roger Peacock, writer was born in the year 1920.  

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   In the year 1920 birth of penelope Jessel, politcal activist  

Jan 02   In the year 1920 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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 04   In the year 1920 death of benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)  

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

Jan 20   Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876) died on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35 in the year 1920.  

Jan 26   Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered died on this day in history.  

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