Historical Events in December 1919

  • Dec 1 AA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By" premieres in Manchester
  • Dec 1 Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
  • Dec 10 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers
  • Dec 10 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
  • Dec 10 Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson
  • Dec 11 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama
  • Dec 13 Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
  • Dec 15 Edna St Vincent Millay's "Aria da Capo" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 15 Fiume (Rijeka) declares it's Independence
  • Dec 17 Austrian parliament approves 8-hour working day
  • Dec 19 American Meteorological Society found
  • Dec 20 Canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)
  • Dec 20 US House of Representatives restricts immigration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 21 J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Dec 22 US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman
  • Dec 23 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
  • Dec 23 Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Dec 26 Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Dec 27 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season
  • Dec 30 Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student.