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.