Today in History for Year 1919 (Part 2)

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Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 311

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
May 11th - Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie
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
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson 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.
May 19th - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what was later termed the Turkish War of Independence. The anniversary of this event is the official date of commemoration of the Pontic Greek Genocide in Greece and Cyprus.
May 20th - Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550
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 DouglassArchaeologist 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
May 29th - Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington
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
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein 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 - Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill
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
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen Jun 11th - 23rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass
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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack DempseyHeavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey Jul 4th - Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship
Jul 5th - 32nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 4-6 9-7)
Jul 5th - Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times
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)
Jul 8th - US President Woodrow Wilson returns to NYC from Versailles Peace Conference
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
28th US President Woodrow Wilson28th US President Woodrow Wilson 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
Sculptor Auguste RodinSculptor Auguste Rodin Aug 4th - Rodin Museum opens in Paris in The hôtel Biron containing works left to the state by the 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
Aug 11th - Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company
Aug 11th - Weimar Republic begins in Germany
Aug 13th - British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India; killing 350
Aug 13th - Man o'War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 462

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, Columbus Ohio, actress (Doll's House, Trauma Center)
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, KG
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, American musician and bandleader (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
First Lady of Argentina Eva PerónFirst Lady of Argentina Eva Perón (May 7th) May 7th - Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady and actress, born in Los Toldos (d. 1952)
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
Pianist LiberacePianist Liberace (May 16th) May 16th - [Wladziu Valentino] Liberace, West Allis Wisconsin, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)
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, St Joseph Mo, actress (Irene-All in the Family)
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

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 106 of 106

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)

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