Historical Events for Year 1920

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Jan 1st - The Belorussian Communist Organisation is founded as a separate party.
Jan 1st - 6th Rose Bowl: Harvard beats Oregon 7-6
Jan 2nd - Responding to global fear of communism caused by the Russian Revolution, US Attorney General Palmer authorizes raids across the country on unionists and socialists
Jan 3rd - Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres
Jan 4th - 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes
Jan 4th - Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits
Jan 10th - Inauguration of the League of Nations held in Paris
Jan 10th - Mont Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals
Jan 10th - Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
Jan 11th - French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die
Jan 12th - Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to
Jan 13th - NY Times editorial (falsely) reports rockets can never fly
Jan 16th - 1st assembly of the League of Nations (Paris)
Jan 16th - Georgia declares independence
Jan 16th - The 18th Amendment is ratified, prohibiting the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages (repealed 1933)
Jan 17th - Paul Deschanel elected president of France
Jan 17th - First day Prohibition comes into effect in the US as a result of the 18th amendment
Jan 19th - Alexandre Millerand forms French government
Jan 19th - US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations
Jan 20th - Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws
Jan 20th - The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
Jan 21st - 14th Davis Cup: Australasia beats Great Britain in Sydney (4-1)
German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm IIGerman Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II Jan 23rd - Dutch refuse to turn over ex-Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany to allies
Jan 24th - 12th Australasian Championships: Algernon Kingscote beats Eric Pockley (6-4, 6-0, 6-3)
Jan 26th - Amadeo Modigliani's mistress jumps out of a window
Jan 26th - Former Ford Motor Co. executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.
Jan 29th - Walt Disney starts work as an artist with KC Slide Co for $40 a week
Jan 31st - 1st Ukrainian daily newspaper in US (NYC) begins publication
Jan 31st - Joe Malone, Quebec Bulldogs, sets NHL record with 7 goals in a game
Jan 31st - Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, at Howard University, incorporates
Feb 1st - 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn)
Feb 1st - Soccer team Quick Boys forms
Feb 1st - Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police
Ice Hockey Player Joe MaloneIce Hockey Player Joe Malone Feb 2nd - Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace)
Feb 2nd - France occupies (German) Memel territory
Feb 2nd - Tarto/Dorpat peace treaty: USSR recognizes Estonian independence
Feb 4th - 1st flight from London to South Africa takes-off (lasts 1½ months)
Feb 6th - Saarland administrated by League of Nations
Feb 7th - Admiral Kolchak surrenders to Bolshevik troops and is executed
Feb 8th - Swiss men vote against women's suffrage
Feb 8th - Bolshevik troops capture Odessa, bringing an end to foreign involvement in the resistance against Bolshevik rule
Feb 9th - International treaty recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard
Feb 9th - Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs
Feb 10th - Baseball outlaws all pitches involving tampering with ball
Feb 10th - Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea
Feb 12th - -Apr 26] 14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike
Feb 12th - NL votes 6-2 for 1 commissioner AL votes 6-2 to keep group commission
Feb 13th - National Negro Baseball League organizes
Feb 13th - League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland
Feb 13th - Switzerland rejoins the League of Nations
Feb 14th - League of Women Voters forms in Chicago
Feb 19th - Netherlands joins League of Nations
Feb 21st - Darius Milhaud & Jean Cocteau's ballet, premieres in Paris
Feb 22nd - 1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville, California)
Feb 24th - NSDAP begins at Hofbrauhaus Munich
Feb 24th - Peace treaty gives Estonia independence
Feb 28th - Maurice Ravel's "Le tombeau de Couperin" premieres
Feb 29th - Trying to maintain independence from Germany and the USSR, Czechoslovakia adopts a constitution
Mar 1st - Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Adm Horthy
Mar 1st - Buriat ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
Mar 1st - Nikolaus Horthy is elected Regent of Hungary, which has adopted a constitution on 28 February
Mar 2nd - Karel Capék's "Loupeznik" premieres in Prague
Mar 3rd - Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
Mar 4th - Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
Mar 8th - Denmark & Cuba join the League of Nations
Mar 10th - NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators
Mar 10th - The Home Rule Act is passed by the British Parliament, dividing Ireland into two parts; it is rejected by southern counties, where the Ango-Irish war continues for a year
Mar 11th - Syria proclaims Emir Feisal king after the country has fought off French domination
Mar 13th - After the German government is forced to cut its army to 10,000 men, military groups plot an unsuccessful coup - a revolt ended by a general strike
Mar 16th - 1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park
Mar 18th - Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar
Mar 19th - US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)
Mar 20th - 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (took 1½ months)
Mar 20th - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld
Mar 20th - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
Mar 20th - 13th Australasian Championships: Pat O'Hara Wood beats Ronald Thomas (6-3, 4-6, 6-8, 6-1, 6-3)
Mar 23rd - Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms
Mar 24th - 1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC)
Mar 25th - Greek Independence Day
Mar 26th - 79th Grand National: Mr Jack Anthony aboard Troytown wins
Mar 27th - Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
Mar 28th - Anton Denkin's White Russian troops defeated by Bolsheviks/Soviets at Novorossijsk on the Black Sea (The British aid Denkin in his escape)
Mar 28th - Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia
Mar 28th - Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states.
Mar 31st - British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law
Apr 1st - The (Anglican) Church in Wales disestablished
Apr 1st - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Seattle (PCHA), 3 games to 2
Apr 4th - Arabs attack Jews in Jerusalem
Apr 6th - To force German evacuation of the Ruhr area, the French occupy Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Hanau
Apr 8th - LONGA soccer team forms in Tilburg
Apr 13th - 1st woman US Civil Service Commissioner, Helen Hamilton appointed
Apr 15th - New Canadian small cent coin is released
Apr 17th - American Professional Football Association forms (NFL)
Apr 19th - 24th Boston Marathon won by Peter Trivoulidas of Greece in 2:29:31
Apr 20th - 7th modern Olympic games opens in Antwerp Belgium
Apr 20th - Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate
Apr 20th - Big Show ends 2 year run on NBC radio
Apr 20th - Tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama & Mississippi
Apr 20th - Phillies mgr Gravvy Cravath puts himself in as pinch hitter, his 3- run homer beats NY Giants 3-0
Apr 21st - John Galsworthy's "Skin Game" premieres in London
Apr 23rd - Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st meets, in Ankara
Apr 23rd - The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution.
Apr 24th - British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)
Apr 24th - Polish troops attack Ukraine
Apr 26th - Harlow Shapley & Heber D. Curtis hold "great debate" on nature of nebulae, dalaxies and size of universe at US National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Apr 27th - Pogrom leader Petljoera declares Ukraine Independence
Apr 28th - Azerbaijan SSR joins USSR (1st time)
Apr 30th - The British Government ends military conscription
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth May 1st - Babe Ruth's 1st Yankee HR & 50th of career, out of Polo Grounds
May 1st - Belgium-Luxembourg toll tunnel opens
May 1st - Longest major league baseball game by inninngs - Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 1-1, in 26 innings
May 2nd - 1st game of National Negro Baseball League played in Indianapolis
May 5th - German-Latvian peace treaty signed
May 5th - Polish troops occupy Kiev
May 5th - US Pres Wilson makes Communist Labor Party illegal
May 5th - Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are arrested on charges and robbery of a paymaster at a shoe factory in Massachusetts, US - the two men will executed
May 7th - USSR recognizes Georgia's independence
May 8th - 46th Kentucky Derby: Ted Rice aboard Paul Jones wins in 2:09
MLB Pitcher Walter JohnsonMLB Pitcher Walter Johnson May 14th - Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 300th game vs Detroit
May 14th - Giants inform Yankees that the lease allowing them to play in the Polo Grounds will not be renewed at end of 1920 season
May 15th - Soccer team ADO '20 forms in Heemskerk
May 16th - Joan of Arc (Jeanne D'arc) canonized a saint
May 16th - Spanish bullfighter Joselito is fatally gored fighting his last bull
May 17th - 1st De Havilland double-decker flight (London) lands in Schiphol
May 17th - 1st flight by Dutch airlines KLM (Koninklijke-Luchtvaart-Maatschappij)
May 18th - 45th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 1:51.6
May 20th - Policemen raid the Cubs' bleachers & arrest 24 fans for gambling
May 20th - Mexican President Venustiano Carranza, under attack by American petroleum companies, faces an armed rebellion by right-wing Sonoro triumvirate after nationalizing subsoil rights
French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of ArcFrench Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc May 21st - Mexican President Venustiano Carranza is executed by army generals after fleeing an armed rebellion in Mexico
May 23rd - Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Pacem Dei
May 27th - Tatar ASSR forms in Russian SFSR
May 31st - Indianapolis 500: Gaston Chevrolet wins in 5:38:31.901 (142.617 km/h)
Jun 1st - RKSV Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam
Jun 1st - Adolfo de la Huerta becomes president of Mexico.
Jun 2nd - Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon)
Jun 4th - Peace of Trianon between Allies & Hungary
Jun 5th - 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell
Jun 5th - A's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
Jun 6th - Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel opens White Russian offensive against red Army
Jun 8th - Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but ump ejects Roush for delay of game
29th US President Warren G. Harding29th US President Warren G. Harding Jun 11th - Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president
Jun 12th - 52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2
Jun 12th - Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago)
Jun 13th - Post Office says children could not be sent by parcel post
Jun 15th - De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal
Jun 15th - Duluth lynchings in Minnesota.
Jun 17th - Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Anti-revolution law
Jun 20th - Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
Jun 24th - Chuvash Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR
Jun 25th - League of Nations places Internationall Court of Justice in Hague

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