Historical Events In 1920
Friday, 06 December 2019
Jan 01 In the year 1920 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 On this day in history 10,000 US union &socialist organizers arrested (Palmer Raids)
Jan 02 In the year 1920 duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector
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 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes on this day in history.
Jan 04 Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits on this day in history.
Jan 04 In the year 1920 benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)
Jan 05 In the year 1920 arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Brescia Italy, pianist
Jan 05 On this day in history boston Red Sox sell Babe Ruth to NY Yankees
Jan 06 In the year 1920 winnipeg, Manitoba T. A. Crerar chairs a meeting of Ontario and Prairie farmers' organizations to establish the National Progressive Party
Jan 07 Albert Meltzer, anarchist on this day in history.
Jan 10 In the year 1920 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 In the year 1920 georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)
Jan 10 On this day in history league of Nations established
Jan 10 League of Nations' first meeting, Treaty of Versailles in effect on this day in history.
Jan 10 In the year 1920 silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
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 on this day in history.
Jan 11 French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die on this day in history.
Jan 12 On this day in history annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
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 on this day in history.
Jan 14 On this day in history bertus de Harder, Dutch soccer star (Bordeaux)
Jan 15 Prohibition goes into effect, making it illegal to sell beer and liquor in the year 1920.
Jan 16 On this day in history 18th Amendment, prohibition, goes into effect; repealed in 1933
Jan 16 18th Amendment, the "National Prohibition Act," becomes law. Individuals are allowed to produce wine for religious purposes on this day in history.
Jan 16 On this day in history elliot Reid, NYC, actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
Jan 16 On this day in history 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 In the year 1920 the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution takes effect, banning the sale of beer and distilled spirits.