Historical Events for Year 1921

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Events 1 - 150 of 271

Jan 1st - 7th Rose Bowl: California beats Ohio State 28-0
Jan 2nd - 1st religious service radio broadcast in US, KDKA-Pittsburgh
Jan 2nd - DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park opens
Jan 3rd - Turkey makes peace with Armenia
Jan 4th - Eugene O'Neill's "Diff'rent," premieres in NYC
Jan 12th - Kenesaw Mountain Landis becomes 1st commissioner of baseball
Jan 18th - William Archer's "Green Goddess," premieres in NYC
Jan 19th - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador sign Pact of Union
Jan 20th - British submarine HMS K5 (which was unusually equipped with steam turbines) sank with 57 crew during exercises in the Bay of Biscay
Jan 20th - Dagestan ASSR forms in RSFSR
Jan 20th - Mountain Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR
Jan 20th - Republic of Turkey declared in remnants of Ottoman Empire
Jan 21st - The Italian Communist Party was founded at Livorno.
Jan 25th - Karel Capék's "RUR" premieres in Prague
Jan 26th - Soccer team GVAV of Groningen Neth forms
Jan 26th - Toronto St Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs Hamilton Tigers
Jan 29th - Hurricane hits Washington & Oregon
Jan 30th - French rapist-murderer Henri-Desire Landru sentenced to death
Feb 5th - Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie ChaplinComedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin Feb 6th - "The Kid", starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released
Feb 11th - Ambassador Theater opens at 215 W 49th St NYC
Feb 12th - Soviet troops invade Georgia
Feb 12th - Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies
Feb 14th - Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized
Feb 14th - Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," NY
Feb 15th - Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec
Feb 17th - Arthur Honegger's "Pastorale D'ete" premieres
Feb 18th - British troops occupy Dublin
Feb 20th - Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran
Feb 21st - Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution
Feb 21st - The London Conference on the Near East begins: the issue is the Allies' 1920 Treaty of Sevres, which had given part of Turkish Asia Minor to Greece
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Feb 23rd - 1st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in NYC from San Francisco
Feb 24th - 1st transcontinental flight in 24 hrs flying time arrives Florida
Feb 25th - Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.
Feb 25th - The Living Buddha, Hutuktu, is crowned king of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
Feb 26th - The USSR signs treaties respecting the integrity of Persia and of Afghanistan
Feb 27th - US Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard; US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
Feb 27th - The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna
Feb 27th - The Fascists incite a riot in Florence, Italy
Mar 1st - Australia Cricket team complete 5-0 drubbing of England
Mar 1st - Rwanda ceded to Great Britain
Mar 1st - Sailors revolt in Kronstadt, Russia
Mar 3rd - Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
Mar 3rd - The Asiatic Inquiry Commission, established by the South African Government, proposes a system of voluntary repatriation and segregation of Indians and prohibits Indians from buying agricultural land in a specified area along the coast
Mar 4th - Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas
Mar 4th - Warren G. Haring is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States
Mar 5th - The Durban Land Alienation Ordinance passes, enabling the Durban City Council to exclude Indians from ownership or occupation of property in white areas, South Africa
Mar 5th - The US warns Costa Rica and Panama to settle disputes peacefully
Mar 6th - Police in Sunbury, Penn, issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee
Mar 6th - The Natal Indian Congress is resuscitated and reorganised at a meeting in Durban, with Ismail Gora as President
Russian Revolutionary Leon TrotskyRussian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky Mar 7th - Red Army under Trotsky attack sailors of Kronstadt naval base
Mar 8th - Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid.
Mar 13th - Mongolia (formerly Outer Mongolia) declares independence from China
Mar 16th - Britain signs a trade agreement with the USSR and sends a trade mission to Moscow: this goes against the US, who in the same month refused to sign a trade agreement
Mar 17th - Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic (London)
Mar 17th - Lenin proclaims New Economic Politics
Mar 17th - Sailors revolt in Kronstadt (thousands die)
Mar 17th - The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
Mar 18th - 2nd Peace of Riga, Poland enlarged
Mar 18th - Steamer "Hong Koh" runs aground off Swatow China killing 1,000
Mar 18th - 80th Grand National: Fred Rees aboard Shaun Spadah wins
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin Mar 19th - Italian Fascists shoot from the Parenzana train at a group of children in Strunjan (Slovenia): two children are killed, two mangled and three wounded.
Mar 20th - Upper Silesia votes for amalgamation with Germany in a plebiscite that is 63% in favor
Mar 21st - Walter Kerr Theater (Ritz, CBS, NBC, ABC) opens at 223 W 48th St NYC
Mar 23rd - Germany announces it will be unable to meet its Great War reparation payments
Mar 31st - British coal miners goes on strike
Apr 2nd - Albert Einstein lectures in New York City on his new "Theory of Relativity"
Apr 4th - Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
Apr 7th - Revolutionary leader, Sun Yat-sen is elected President of China at Canton, though China remains divided into north and south and subject to rivalries of warlords
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein Apr 11th - Iowa imposed 1st state cigarette tax
Apr 11th - KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee)
Apr 11th - Turkestan ASSR forms in Russian SFSR
Apr 11th - First sports broadcast on the radio takes place.
Apr 11th - The Emirate of Transjordan is created.
Apr 13th - Foundation of the Spanish Communist Workers' Party.
Apr 14th - NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators sweep Toronto St Patricks in 2 games
Apr 14th - Prince Henry opens Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Bremen-Hamburg air route
Apr 15th - Black Friday in Britain: leaders of transport and rail unions announce a decision not to call for strike action in support of the miners; the epithet 'black' derives from a widespread feeling that the decision amounted to a breach of solidarity and a betrayal of the miners
Apr 16th - Liberal Freedom League forms in The Hague
Apr 18th - Junior Achievement incorporated in Colorado Spring
Apr 18th - Philip James Barry's "Punch for Judy" premieres in NYC
Apr 19th - 25th Boston Marathon won by Frank Zuna of NJ in 2:18:57.6
Apr 19th - Funeral of last German Emperoress, Augusta Victoria
Apr 21st - Ottawa Senators beat Vanc Millionaires 3 games to 2 for Stanley Cup [or 4/4]
Apr 23rd - Charles Paddock runs world record 100m (10.4 secs)
Apr 24th - 1st municipal elections for men & women in Belgium
Apr 24th - Under Allies supervision, a plebiscite in the Tyrol favors merging with Germany; unhappy with the outcome, Allies give the area to Italy
Apr 27th - Hadjememaar, [Corn de Gelder] elected in Amsterdam
Apr 30th - American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron
Apr 30th - Pope Benedict XV encyclical "On Dante"
May 1st - Drusian sultan Pasja al-Atrasj elected governor of Suwayda
May 2nd - Start of 3rd anti-German revolt in Upper Silesia
May 3rd - West Virginia imposes 1st state sales tax
May 5th - 1st ranger for Cleveland Metroparks hired
May 5th - Miniature newspaper published (Brighton Gazette 10 x 13 cm)
May 6th - American Soccer League forms
May 7th - 47th Kentucky Derby: Charles Thompson on Behave Yourself wins 2:04.2
May 8th - Sweden abolished capital punishment
May 10th - Luigi Pirandello's "Sei Personaggi in Cerca d'Autore" premieres
May 11th - Tel Aviv is 1st all Jewish municipality
May 11th - The Allied Supreme Council warns Germany to pay reparations or the entire Ruhr Valley will be occupied; Germany agrees
May 12th - National Hospital Day 1st observed
May 14th - Florence Allen is 1st woman judge to sentence a man to death, Ohio
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini May 14th - Mussolini's fascists obtains 29 parliamentary seats in Italian elections
May 16th - 46th Preakness: F Coltiletti aboard Broomspun wins in 1:54.2
May 17th - Belgian and Luxembourg sign customs union
May 17th - US President Harding opens (via telephone) 1st Valencia Orange Show
May 19th - Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system
May 21st - Oldest radio station west of Mississippi River licensed in Greeley Co
May 23rd - "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC
May 24th - 1st parliament for Northern Ireland elected
May 24th - British Legion forms
May 24th - Bulhoek Massacre of Israelites takes place near Queenstown when Colonel Theodore Truter, a police commissioner, leads 6 squadrons, a machine gun and an artillery detachment against the Israelite religious sect collected at their annual gathering on the land of their leader and prophet, Enoch Mgijima at Ntabalanga; the slaughter takes 10 minutes and costs 190 lives
May 27th - After 84 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty
May 30th - Lord Dunsany's "If" premieres in London
May 30th - Memorial to Capt Eddie Grant, killed in WW I, unveiled at Polo Grounds
May 30th - Salzburg, Austria, votes to join Germany
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:34:44.578 (144.231 km/h)
May 31st - Suffy McInnis (1st base) begins an errorless string of 1,700
Jun 1st - Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)
Jun 3rd - A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado
Jun 6th - Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0
King of the United Kingdom George VKing of the United Kingdom George V Jun 6th - Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
Jun 8th - Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM
Jun 10th - Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
Jun 11th - 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8
Jun 11th - Brazil adopts women suffrage
Jun 13th - Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
Jun 15th - Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot
Jun 19th - Census held in Great Britain
Jun 19th - Turks & Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
Jun 20th - 11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)
Jun 20th - At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth Jun 21st - HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
Jun 21st - The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations
Jun 22nd - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)
Jun 25th - 56th British Golf Open: Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 at St Andrews
Jun 25th - Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts
Jun 29th - 34th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats E Ryan (6-2 6-0)
Jun 30th - The South African Reserve Bank is established.
Jul 1st - The Communist Party of China is founded.
Jul 2nd - 41st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Brian Norton (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 7-5)
Jul 2nd - Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)
29th US President Warren G. Harding29th US President Warren G. Harding Jul 2nd - Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany
Jul 11th - Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
Jul 12th - Babe Ruth sets record of 137 career home runs
Jul 12th - Indians (9) & Yankees (7) combine for an AL record 16 doubles
Jul 14th - Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Mass, of killing their shoe company's paymaster
Jul 16th - Encouraged by the British, King Constantine of Greece launches a drive to take Asia Minor from nationalists under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Jul 18th - Black Sox trial begins in Chicago

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