What Happened in 1919 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 312

  • May 3 Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
  • May 4 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC (Phillies beat Giants 4-3)
  • May 4 Giants play their 1st legal Sunday home game, 35,000 see Phils win 4-3
  • May 4 Demonstrates organised by students erupt in China, after news from the Paris Peace Conference that the Allies intend to give Shangtung to Japan
  • May 6 Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa
  • May 7 A draft of the Versailles Treaty is shown to Germans
  • May 8 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane
  • May 8 Appingedam soccer team forms
  • May 8 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 10 45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8
  • May 10 Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killed
  • May 11 Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • May 12 Yanks & Senators play 2nd straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15
  • May 12 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 14 44th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53
  • May 14 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta
  • May 15 Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0
  • May 17 War Department (UK) orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 19 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 20 Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550

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May 22 A. 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 A. E. Douglass
Archaeologist and astronomer
A. E. Douglass
  • May 25 Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap
  • May 26 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 27 1st transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days
  • May 28 Armenia declares its Independence
  • May 29 Charles Strite files patent for the pop-up toaster

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

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • May 29 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 29 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 31 NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic
  • May 31 Indianapolis 500: Howdy Wilcox wins in 5:40:42.930 (141.703 km/h)
  • Jun 1 Rhineland Republic forms in Wiesbaden
  • Jun 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers)
  • Jun 3 Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) organized by blacks
  • Jun 4 US Congress passes the Women's Suffrage Bill, the 19th Amendment
  • Jun 4 US marines invade Costa Rica
  • Jun 6 Assent is given to an Act to amend the Canadian Currency Act, 1910
  • Jun 6 Finland declares war on bolsheviks
  • Jun 6 The Republic of Prekmurje ends.
  • Jun 7 Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.
  • Jun 9 General steel strike in France
  • Jun 9 Red Army captures Ufa

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

Conference meetingConference of Interest

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

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

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Aug 4 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 4 The Communist Bela Kun comes to power in Hungary
  • Aug 6 1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler)
  • Aug 6 Romanian forces bring down Hungarian Soviet Republic in Budapest
  • Aug 8 Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognise Afghanistan's independence
  • Aug 10 Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 11 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 462

  • Mar 27 Simon van Collem, Dutch journalist/TV host (Amsterdamned)
  • Mar 28 Jacob Avshalomov, Tsingtao China, composer (Sinfonietta, The Oregon)
  • Mar 28 Tom Brooks, cricketer (NSW fast bowler of the 30's, later Test umpire)
  • Mar 28 Vic Raschi, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • Mar 29 Eileen Heckart, actress (Doll's House, Trauma Center), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Mar 30 McGeorge Bundy, national security adviser (JFK), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 30 Ramsay Ames, actress (G-Men Never Forget, Ali Baba & 40 Thieves)
  • Mar 31 Frank Akins, American football player (d. 1993)
  • Apr 1 Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 2 Antoon J Hubben, Dutch mayor (Maasbree)/trade union leader
  • Apr 2 Ian Hunter, impresario
  • Apr 3 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, Born in Cape Town (d. 2011)
  • Apr 4 Antony Tudor, England, choreographer (Metropolitan Opera 1957)
  • Apr 5 Douglas Henley, British auditor-general
  • Apr 5 Les Munro, New Zealand WWII pilot (Dambusters), born in Gisbourne (d. 2015)
  • Apr 6 Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer
  • Apr 7 Ralph Flanagan, Loraine Ohio, orchestra leader (Let's Dance)
  • Apr 7 Edoardo Mangiarotti, Italian fencer (6x Olympic gold, 1936-1960), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 8 [Douglas] Ian Smith, premier of Rhodesia (1964-..)
  • Apr 9 John Presper Eckert, co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC)
  • Apr 11 Hugh Carey, (Gov-D-NY)
  • Apr 11 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), born in Bath, Somerset
  • Apr 12 Istvan Anhalt, composer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 12 Lady Ricketts, CEO (National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux)
  • Apr 12 Maurice Girodias, French publisher
  • Apr 12 Wilson Charles Geoffery Baldwin, hero
  • Apr 12 Billy Vaughn, singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • Apr 13 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist (opppsed prayer in school)
  • Apr 13 Roland Gaucher, French journalist
  • Apr 13 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (d. 2000)
  • Apr 15 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), born in Conoor near Poona, India (d. 1996)
  • Apr 15 Elizabeth Catelett, sculptor/lithographer
  • Apr 15 Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
  • Apr 16 Merce Cunningham, choreographer (Acrobat in Every Soul is a Circus)
  • Apr 16 Tom Willmore, English geometer (d. 2005)
  • Apr 17 Gilles Lamontagne, French Canadian politician
  • Apr 17 Chavela Vargas, Costa Rican-Mexican singer
  • Apr 18 Virginia O'Brien, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
  • Apr 19 Gil Langley, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1951-56)
  • Apr 20 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)
  • Apr 21 Franc [Franklin E] Essed, Suriname agricultural eng, Oper Grasshopper)
  • Apr 21 John Goddard, cricketer, West Indian all-rounder 1948-57)
  • Apr 21 Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
  • Apr 22 Donald Cram, US, biochemist (Nobel 1987)
  • Apr 23 Dorian Leigh, model, sister of Suzy Parker, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Apr 23 Talivaldis Kenins, composer
  • Apr 23 Bulent Arel, Turkish-born electronic composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1990)
  • Apr 23 Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet double-agent
  • Apr 25 Heinz Wunderlich, composer
  • Apr 27 Walter Ritchie, sculptor
  • Apr 30 Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer
  • May 1 Alwyn Farquharson, Scottish clan-captain/large landowner
  • May 1 Dan O'Herlihy, Ireland, actor (Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop)
  • May 2 Than Wyenn, actor (Pete Kelly's Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • May 3 Pete Seeger, folk singer (Weaver, Goodnight Irene), born in NYC, New York
  • May 3 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist (d. 2004)
  • May 4 Dimiter Petkov, composer
  • May 4 Mary Ann McCall, singer
  • May 5 Tony Canadeo, NFL hall of fame halfback (Green Bay Packers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 5 Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)
  • May 6 Frank Ereaut, Balliff of Jersey

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 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 8 Sultan Ismail Hajibeyov, composer
  • May 9 Arthur English, comedian/actor (Malachi's Cove)
  • May 10 Ella Grasso, (Gov-D-Ct)
  • May 10 Louis Sen A Kaw, Surinam dam builder
  • May 10 Tibor Sarai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1995)
  • May 14 Heloise Bowles, columnist Heloise's mother (Hints from Heloise)
  • May 14 Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)
  • May 14 Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
  • May 14 John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)
  • May 15 Charles Palmer, cricketer (one Test 1955, later MCC president)
  • May 16 Richard Mason, English author (The World of Suzie Wong), born near Manchester (d. 1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • May 16 Ramon Margalef, Spanish scientist (d. 2004)
  • May 17 Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • May 17 Merle Miller, American biographer (d. 1986)
  • May 18 Margot Fonteyn, Surrey England, prima ballerina (Giselle)
  • May 19 Betty Jameson, Norman OK, LPGA golfer (1947 US Women's Open)
  • May 19 Mitja Ribičič, Trieste, Italy, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1969-71), (d. 2013)
  • May 20 George Gobel, comedian/TV personality (I Love My Wife), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 21 Lord Maxwell, senator/prof (college of Justice Scotland)
  • May 21 Mark Wood, bishop (Ludlow)
  • May 22 Paul Vanden Boeynants, premier Belgium (1966-68, 1978-79)
  • May 23 Betty Garrett, actress (Irene-All in the Family), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • May 23 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary
  • May 23 Ruth Fernandez, Ponce, Puerto Rico, singer (When you Return), politician, (d. 2012)
  • May 24 Sid Couchey, comic book artist (Richie Rich), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • May 25 Gino Negri, Italian composer, born in Perledo (d. 1991)
  • May 25 Lindsey Nelson, Pulaski Tn, sportscaster (NY Mets)
  • May 26 Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (Tonto-Lone Ranger)
  • May 26 Peter Raleigh, English foreign correspondent and television executive, born in Barnstaple (d. 1996)
  • May 27 Kam Fong, actor (Hawaii Five-0), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • May 28 Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland, British land owner/multimillionaire
  • May 28 Frank Middlemass, actor (Island, Oliver Twist)
  • May 28 John Eldridge, CEO (Matthews Wrightmson)
  • May 30 René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (d. 1969)
  • May 31 Chet Gierlach, music publisher/composer
  • May 31 Emmanual Tettey Mensah, musician
  • Jun 1 Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 107 of 107

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