What Happened in 1921

Significant Events

  • Jul 1 The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader
  • Jul 20 Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives
  • Jul 27 Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto
  • Jul 29 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party
  • Dec 6 Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland
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"The Sheik", a silent film starring Rudolph Valentino, is released

On November 13, 1921


World Leaders in 1921

Famous People in 1921

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Ger chancellor/PM (Prussia), dies at 64
  • Jan 7 Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • Jan 8 Luis Villalba Munoz, composer, dies at 48
  • Jan 12 Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)
  • Jan 18 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
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