Historical Events in December 1920

  • Dec 3 Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty
  • Dec 4 1st Pro football playoff game Buffalo-7, Canton-3 at Polo Grounds
  • Dec 4 8th CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 16-3
  • Dec 5 Pro football playoff game Akron & Buffalo 0-0 tie, title undecided
  • Dec 5 Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
  • Dec 7 NSW make 802 against South Australia, then Mailey takes 8-81
  • Dec 7 USPD-KPD parties merge into Vereinigte Communist Party of Germany

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Dec 10 August Krogh is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the regulation mechanisms of capillaries in skeletal muscle

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • Dec 12 Maurice Ravels ballet "La Valse" premieres in Paris
  • Dec 13 Francis G. Pease's interferometer at Mount Wilson Observatory is the first to measure the diameter of a star - the Betelgeuse
  • Dec 13 League of nations establishes International Court of Justice in The Hague
  • Dec 13 Netherland breaks contact with Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia & Slavia

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 14 Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Dec 16 8.5 earthquake rocks the Gansu province in China, killing an estimated 200,000
  • Dec 17 AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it
  • Dec 17 British Empire receives League of Nations mandate over Nauru
  • Dec 17 Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands
  • Dec 17 South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa
  • Dec 18 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US
  • Dec 19 1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass)
  • Dec 19 King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.
  • Dec 20 Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG

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Dec 20 Bob Hope becomes an American citizen

Entertainer Bob Hope
Entertainer
Bob Hope
  • Dec 21 Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 23 Government of Ireland Act / Home Rule Act passed partitioning Ireland
  • Dec 24 Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC)
  • Dec 29 The Netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations
  • Dec 29 Yugoslav government bans communist party
  • Dec 31 Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG