Historical Events in October 1919

  • Oct 1 World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal)
  • Oct 2 1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Neth

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Oct 2 US President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed

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  • Oct 3 Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series
  • Oct 3 Serbian, Croatian & Slavic parliment accord for 8 hr work day
  • Oct 5 Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
  • Oct 6 Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria
  • Oct 6 White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series
  • Oct 7 First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM)
  • Oct 7 Fritz Kreisler & F Jacobi's "Apple Blossoms" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 7 KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, established (oldest existing airline)
  • Oct 10 Richard Strauss & Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna
  • Oct 11 First transcontinental air race ends
  • Oct 15 14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money
  • Oct 17 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created
  • Oct 19 1st US Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman - Anna Howard Shaw
  • Oct 19 Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series
  • Oct 23 Romberg & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 26 B C Hilliam's musical "Buddies" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 26 Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, premieres in Queen's Hall London
  • Oct 26 US President Woodrow Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden
  • Oct 27 Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim
  • Oct 28 Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Wilson's veto
  • Oct 30 Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball