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Historical Events In 1920

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Dec 13   In the year 1920 f Pease's interferometer measures 1st stellar diameter (Betelgeuse)  

Dec 13   F Pease's interferometer measures first stellar diameter (Betelgeuse) on this day in history.  

Dec 14   Albertus Meintser, office clerk/resistance fighter on this day in history.  

Dec 14   In the year 1920 heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in NYC  

Dec 16   8.6 earthquake destroys 15,000 square miles and kills over 180,000 in Kansu China on this day in history.  

Dec 16   In the year 1920 haiyuan earthquake in China killing 273,400 people  

Dec 16   Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies on this day in history.  

Dec 16   In the year 1920 over 180,000 die when earthquake destroys 15,000 miles (Kansu China)  

Dec 17   In the year 1920 aL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it  

Dec 17   Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box) in the year 1920.  

Dec 17   British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru on this day in history.  

Dec 17   Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands in the year 1920.  

Dec 17   In the year 1920 south Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa  

Dec 18   In the year 1920 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US  

Dec 18   Rita Streich, German singer in the year 1920.  

Dec 19   1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass) in the year 1920.  

Dec 19   In the year 1920 david Susskind, NYC, TV host (Open End, David Susskind Show)  

Dec 20   Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG in the year 1920.  

Dec 21   Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death in the year 1920.  

Dec 21   On this day in history jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally," premieres in NYC  

Dec 23   In the year 1920 ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament  

Dec 24   In the year 1920 dave Bartholomew, La, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill)  

Dec 24   Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (New York NY) in the year 1920.  

Dec 24   Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC) in the year 1920.  

Dec 26   On this day in history gote Carlid, composer  

Dec 28   In the year 1920 steve Van Buren, NFL halfback (Philadelphia Eagles)  

Dec 29   Syd Dernley, hangman on this day in history.  

Dec 29   In the year 1920 the netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations  

Dec 30   In the year 1920 aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist/cartoonist  

Dec 31   On this day in history albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43  

Dec 31   Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1920

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1920 birth of elisabeth Andersen, [Anna de Bruyn], Dutch actress (Yerma, Titania)  

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   On this day in history birth of duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector  

Jan 02   Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 07   Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849) died on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1920.  

Jan 20   On this day in history death of georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876)  

Jan 25   In the year 1920 amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35  

Jan 26   In the year 1920 death of matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered  

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