What Happened in 1919 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 313

  • May 4th 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC (Phillies beat Giants 4-3)
  • May 4th FVC soccer team forms
  • May 4th Giants play their 1st legal Sunday home game, 35,000 see Phils win 4-3
  • May 6th Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
  • May 7th A draft of the Versailles Treaty is shown to Germans
  • May 8th 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
  • May 8th Appingedam soccer team forms
  • May 8th Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day.
  • May 10th 45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8
  • May 10th Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killed
  • May 11th Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0

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May 11th Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 12th Yanks & Senators play 2nd straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15
  • May 12th The Transvaal British Indian Association calls a mass meeting to organise opposition to the proposed Asiatics (Land and Trading) Amendment Act; in the Act, Transvaal Indians are prohibited from owning shares in limited companies
  • May 14th 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
  • May 14th Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta
  • May 15th Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0
  • May 17th War Department (UK) orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes.

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May 19th Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Black Sea coast, beginning the Turkish War of Independence

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • May 20th Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550

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May 22nd Andrew E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites

Archaeologist and astronomer Andrew Douglass
Archaeologist and astronomer
Andrew Douglass
  • May 25th Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
  • May 26th The Supreme Council of Allies, meeting at Versailles, decides to recognize two White Russian leaders, Admiral Kolchak and General Denikin, and support them against the Bolsheviks
  • May 27th 1st transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days
  • May 28th Armenia declares its Independence
  • May 29th Charles Strite files patent for the pop-up toaster

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May 29th Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • May 29th The Republic of Prekmurje founded - a short-lived, unrecognised state, which on June 6, 1919 was incorporated into the newly established Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed "Yugoslavia" in 1929).
  • May 29th An expedition sponsored by the Royal Society of London observes a total eclipse of the sun in the Gulf of Guinea, off the African continent
  • May 31st NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic
  • May 31st Indianapolis 500: Howdy Wilcox wins in 5:40:42.930 (141.703 km/h)
  • Jun 1st Rhineland Republic forms in Wiesbaden
  • Jun 2nd Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers)
  • Jun 3rd Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) organized by blacks
  • Jun 4th US Congress passes the Women's Suffrage Bill, the 19th Amendment
  • Jun 4th US marines invade Costa Rica
  • Jun 6th Assent is given to an Act to amend the Canadian Currency Act, 1910
  • Jun 6th Finland declares war on bolsheviks
  • Jun 6th The Republic of Prekmurje ends.
  • Jun 7th Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.
  • Jun 9th General steel strike in France
  • Jun 9th Red Army captures Ufa

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Jun 11th 23rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 11th 51st Belmont: J Loftus riding Sir Barton wins in 2:17.6 & Trip Crown
  • Jun 12th Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education
  • Jun 14th 1st nonstop air crossing of Atlantic (Alcock & Brown) leaves Newfoundland
  • Jun 15th 1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland
  • Jun 17th "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres
  • Jun 19th Opposed to dismemberment of Turkey by the Allies, Mustafa Kemal declares his Turkish Nationalist Congress, headquartered in Ankara, independent of Constantinople
  • Jun 20th Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria
  • Jun 20th Philipp Scheidemann resigns as chancellor of the new German Republic, which he helped establish, refusing to sign the Treaty of Versailles
  • Jun 20th 150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • Jun 20th 33rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Marion Zinderstein (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 21st Bauer forms German government
  • Jun 21st The German Navy, feeling betrayed by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, scuttles most of its ships interned at Great Britain's Scapa Flow Naval base in the Orkney Islands
  • Jun 23rd Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) incorporates
  • Jun 23rd Nitti government forms in Italy
  • Jun 25th 1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)
  • Jun 25th Revolt of Spartacus in Hamburg
  • Jun 26th NY Daily News begins publishing
  • Jun 28th Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees
  • Jun 28th Treaty of Versailles, ending WW I and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France
  • Jul 1st US 1st class postage drops from 3 cents to 2 cents
  • Jul 1st Scheveningen soccer team forms in Scheveningen
  • Jul 4th ADGB (Allgemeine Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund) party forms
  • Jul 4th Cincinnati Reds are 10½ games back in NL, & win World Series

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Jul 4th Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Jul 5th 32nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 4-6 9-7)

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Jul 5th Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jul 6th British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr)
  • Jul 6th William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president
  • Jul 7th Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game
  • Jul 7th 39th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats N Brookes (6-3 7-5 6-2)

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Jul 8th US President Woodrow Wilson returns to NYC from Versailles Peace Conference

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Jul 10th Dutch 1st Chamber approves woman suffrage
  • Jul 10th US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate
  • Jul 11th Dutch 2nd chamber approves 8-hour day/No Sunday work
  • Jul 13th Race riots in Longview & Gregg counties Texas
  • Jul 13th Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield
  • Jul 17th Finland adopts constitution
  • Jul 17th Yanks 21 hits, Browns 17 hits Browns win 7-6 in 17, on squeeze play
  • Jul 19th Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen rioted and burnt down Luton Town Hall.
  • Jul 21st Anthony Fokker's establishes airplane factory at Hamburg & Amsterdam
  • Jul 21st Dirigible crashes through bank skylight killing 13 (Chicago, Ill)
  • Jul 22nd De Falla & Massine's "Three-cornered Hat" premieres in London
  • Jul 24th Race Riot in Washington, D.C. (6 killed, 100 wounded)
  • Jul 27th Chicago race riot (15 whites & 23 blacks killed, 500 injured)
  • Jul 27th 13th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • Jul 28th Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam
  • Jul 31st The Weimar Constitution establishing the German Republic is adopted
  • Aug 1st Queen Wilhelmina opens 1st Air Fair in Amsterdam
  • Aug 1st Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek
  • Aug 4th The Communist Bela Kun comes to power in Hungary

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Aug 4th Rodin Museum opens in Paris in The hôtel Biron containing works left to the state by the sculptor Auguste Rodin

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Sculptor
Auguste Rodin
  • Aug 6th 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
  • Aug 6th Romanian forces bring down Hungarian Soviet Republic in Budapest
  • Aug 8th Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognise Afghanistan's independence
  • Aug 10th Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine

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Aug 11th Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Aug 11th Weimar Republic begins in Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 463

  • Mar 27th Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host (Amsterdamned)
  • Mar 28th Jacob Avshalomov, Tsingtao China, composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon)
  • Mar 28th Tom Brooks, cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire)
  • Mar 28th Vic Raschi, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29th Eileen Heckart, actress (Doll's House, Trauma Center), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Mar 30th McGeorge Bundy, national security adviser (JFK), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 30th Ramsay Ames, actress (G-Men Never Forget, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves)
  • Mar 31st Frank Akins, American football player (d. 1993)
  • Apr 1st Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 2nd Antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader
  • Apr 2nd Ian Hunter, impresario
  • Apr 3rd Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, Born in Cape Town (d. 2011)
  • Apr 4th Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
  • Apr 5th Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
  • Apr 5th Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), born in Gisbourne (d. 2015)
  • Apr 6th Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer
  • Apr 7th Ralph Flanagan, Loraine Ohio, orchestra leader (Let's Dance)
  • Apr 7th Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 8th [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
  • Apr 9th John Presper Eckert, co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC)
  • Apr 11th Hugh Carey, (Gov-D-NY)
  • Apr 11th Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), born in Bath, Somerset
  • Apr 12th Istvan Anhalt, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 12th Lady Ricketts, CEO (Natl Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux)
  • Apr 12th Maurice Girodias, French publisher
  • Apr 12th Wilson Charles Geoffery Baldwin, hero
  • Apr 12th Billy Vaughn, singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • Apr 13th Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist (opppsed prayer in school)
  • Apr 13th Roland Gaucher, French journalist
  • Apr 13th Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (d. 2000)
  • Apr 15th Clive Beadon, airman
  • Apr 15th Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer
  • Apr 15th Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
  • Apr 16th Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Acrobat in Every Soul is a Circus)
  • Apr 16th Tom Willmore, English geometer (d. 2005)
  • Apr 17th Gilles Lamontagne, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 17th Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer
  • Apr 18th Virginia O'Brien, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
  • Apr 19th Gil Langley, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56)
  • Apr 20th Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)
  • Apr 21st Franc [Franklin E] Essed, Suriname agricultural eng, Oper Grasshopper)
  • Apr 21st John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)
  • Apr 21st Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
  • Apr 22nd Donald Cram, US, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
  • Apr 23rd Dorian Leigh, model, sister of Suzy Parker, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Apr 23rd Talivaldis Kenins, composer
  • Apr 23rd Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet double-agent
  • Apr 25th Heinz Wunderlich, composer
  • Apr 27th Walter Ritchie, sculptor
  • Apr 30th Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer
  • May 1st Alwyn Farquharson, Scottish clan-captain/large landowner
  • May 1st Dan O'Herlihy, Ireland, actor (Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop)
  • May 2nd Than Wyenn, actor (Pete Kelly's Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • May 3rd Pete Seeger, folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene), born in NYC, New York
  • May 3rd John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist (d. 2004)
  • May 4th Dimiter Petkov, composer
  • May 4th Mary Ann McCall, singer
  • May 5th George London, bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • May 5th Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 5th Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)
  • May 6th Frank Ereaut, Balliff of Jersey

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May 7th Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady and actress, born in Los Toldos (d. 1952)

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • May 8th Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer
  • May 9th Arthur English, comedian/actor (Malachi's Cove)
  • May 10th Ella Grasso, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • May 10th Louis Sen A Kaw, Surinam dam builder
  • May 10th Tibor Sarai, composer
  • May 14th Heloise Bowles, columnist Heloise's mother (Hints from Heloise)
  • May 14th Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)
  • May 14th Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
  • May 14th John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)
  • May 15th Charles Palmer, cricketer (one Test 1955, later MCC president)
  • May 16th Richard Mason, author

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May 16th Liberace [Wladziu Valentino], American pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • May 16th Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (d. 2004)
  • May 17th Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • May 17th Merle Miller, American biographer (d. 1986)
  • May 18th Margot Fonteyn, Surrey England, prima ballerina (Giselle)
  • May 19th Betty Jameson, Norman OK, LPGA golfer (1947 US Women's Open)
  • May 19th Mitja Ribičič, Trieste, Italy, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1969-71), (d. 2013)
  • May 20th George Gobel, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 21st Lord Maxwell, senator/prof (college of Justice Scotland)
  • May 21st Mark Wood, bishop (Ludlow)
  • May 22nd Paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)
  • May 23rd Betty Garrett, actress (Irene-All in the Family), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • May 23rd Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary
  • May 23rd Ruth Fernandez, Ponce, Puerto Rico, singer (When you Return), politician, (d. 2012)
  • May 24th Sid Couchey, comic book artist (Richie Rich), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • May 25th Gino Negri, composer
  • May 25th Lindsey Nelson, Pulaski Tn, sportscaster (NY Mets)
  • May 26th Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger)
  • May 26th Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist
  • May 27th Kam Fong, actor (Hawaii Five-0), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 28th Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland, British land owner/multimillionaire
  • May 28th Frank Middlemass, actor (Island, Oliver Twist)
  • May 28th John Eldridge, CEO (Matthews Wrightmson)
  • May 30th René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
  • May 31st Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer
  • May 31st Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician
  • Jun 1st Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 107 of 107

  • Dec 13th Amintore Galli, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 13th Woldemar Voigt, German physicist (b. 1850)
  • Dec 18th Horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 18th John Alcock, pilot (1st non-stop over Atlantic), dies in crash at 27
  • Dec 27th Achilles Alferaki, composer, dies at 73
  • Dec 27th Theodoor H de Meester, Dutch lib premier (1905-08), dies at 68
  • Dec 28th Johannes Rydberg, Swedish physicist (b. 1854)