Historical Events in December 1921

  • Dec 1 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight
  • Dec 1 US Post Office establishes philatelic agency
  • Dec 3 9th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 23-0
  • Dec 4 The Virginia Rappe manslaughter trial against Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ends in a hung jury.

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Dec 6 Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins

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Dec 6 Mackenzie King, leader of the Labor Party and architect of a liberal coalition, becomes Prime Minister of Canada

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Dec 7 KWG-AM in Stockton CA begins radio transmissions
  • Dec 8 Eamon de Valera publicly repudiates Anglo-Irish Treaty
  • Dec 16 The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) calls for a united front in a pass burning campaign on Dingaan's Day
  • Dec 16 The Anglo-Irish Treaty, agreed to by the British Parliament and Sinn Fein, is ratified
  • Dec 20 AL votes to return to best-of-7 World Series, while NL votes best-of-9 Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis casts deciding vote for best-of-7
  • Dec 21 Supreme Court rules labor injunctions & picketing unconstitutional
  • Dec 23 Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.

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Dec 23 Gangster Carlo Gambino enters the United States as an illegal immigrant on the SS Vincenzo Florio

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Carlo Gambino
  • Dec 28 The beginning of the Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa; the rebellion started as a strike by white mineworkers on and became an open armed rebellion against the state
  • Dec 29 Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada
  • Dec 31 Last San Francisco firehorses retired
  • Dec 31 14th Australasian Championships: Rhys Gemmell beats Alf Hedeman (7-5, 6-1, 6-4)