Historical Events in 1922 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 358 of 358

  • Jul 31 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis (Minn)
  • Jul 31 General strike in Italy against fascist violence
  • Aug 1 Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
  • Aug 1 In Italy, the socialist 'Alianza del Lavoro' declare a national strike which collapses immediately and fascist forces destroy union and socialist headquarters
  • Aug 2 China, hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die
  • Aug 4 Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
  • Aug 8 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
  • Aug 12 Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine
  • Aug 14 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • Aug 16 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 19 36th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 20 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris

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Aug 21 Curly Lambeau & Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau
  • Aug 24 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
  • Aug 25 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
  • Aug 26 Japanese cruiser Niitaka driven onto rocks in storm at Kamchatka, 284 killed

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Aug 27 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Aug 28 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
  • Aug 28 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
  • Aug 28 WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio commercial (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)

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Aug 30 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Sep 1 NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"
  • Sep 2 President Ebert declares "Deutschland Uber Alles" the German national anthem
  • Sep 4 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)
  • Sep 5 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • Sep 5 Yankees final game at Polo Grounds (played there 7 years)
  • Sep 7 In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation.
  • Sep 9 St Louis Brown "Baby Doll" Jacobson hits 3 triples beating Tigers 16-0
  • Sep 9 Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens
  • Sep 9 William T Cosgrave replaces Irish premier Collins
  • Sep 10 Largest Polo Grounds crowd see Meusel, Ruth & Gehrig consecutive HRs
  • Sep 11 British mandate of Palestine begins
  • Sep 11 Yankees play their farewell home game in Polo Grounds win doubleheader
  • Sep 11 The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Sep 11 One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
  • Sep 12 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
  • Sep 13 136.4°F (58°C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record)
  • Sep 15 Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897
  • Sep 16 Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
  • Sep 16 42nd U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Sep 17 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
  • Sep 17 Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)
  • Sep 18 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands
  • Sep 18 Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by NY's Joe Bush
  • Sep 18 Hungary admitted to League of Nations
  • Sep 19 Queen Wilhelmina assumes Dutch throne with 119 word speech
  • Sep 20 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in NYC
  • Sep 20 Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games

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Sep 21 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Sep 22 US Congress passes the Cable Act, under which an American women who marries an 'alien' will not lose citizenship; neither will a women marrying an American automatically become a citizen
  • Sep 23 Berthold Brecht's "Drum in the Night" premieres in Germany
  • Sep 23 Gdynia Seaport Construction Act passed by the Polish parliament.
  • Sep 24 Nuremberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
  • Sep 24 Roger Hornsby sets NL HR mark at 42
  • Sep 25 Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
  • Sep 27 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates

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Sep 28 Benito Mussolini marches on Rome

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Sep 29 Benito Mussolini ask Vatican for support of fascist party program
  • Sep 30 Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
  • Sep 30 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
  • Oct 1 Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
  • Oct 1 Rogers Hornsby's 3-for-5 ups avg to .401
  • Oct 3 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 3 Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
  • Oct 4 For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • Oct 4 Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
  • Oct 5 Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game
  • Oct 6 Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslavakia
  • Oct 6 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
  • Oct 7 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
  • Oct 7 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • Oct 7 Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria
  • Oct 8 NY Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
  • Oct 11 First woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)
  • Oct 11 Turkey & Greece sign cease fire
  • Oct 14 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC
  • Oct 14 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
  • Oct 17 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • Oct 18 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Oct 20 Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place
  • Oct 22 Lucerne Street in Bronx named
  • Oct 22 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
  • Oct 23 Channing Pollock's "Fool" premieres in NYC

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Oct 23 Conservative Andrew Bonar Law forms government in United Kingdom, replacing David Lloyd George's Liberal government

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
  • Oct 24 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
  • Oct 24 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
  • Oct 26 Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini
  • Oct 27 1st commemoration of Navy Day (USA)
  • Oct 27 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws
  • Oct 27 In Italy, Liberal Luigi Facta resigns in the face of threats from Mussolini that 'either the Government will be given to us or we will seize it by marching on Rome'
  • Oct 28 First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
  • Oct 28 Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government
  • Oct 30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 & is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
  • Oct 30 Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy
  • Oct 31 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
  • Oct 31 Karel & Josef Capék's "World We Live In" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 1 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
  • Nov 1 Mustapha Kemal takes Constantinople from Mohammed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire
  • Nov 2 Allies deliberate over German mark
  • Nov 3 Greek parliament bans prince Andreas for life

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Nov 4 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • Nov 5 Demonstration for a Dutch University in Ghent

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Nov 9 Frederick Soddy wins the 1921 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (announced in 1922 due to a technicality)

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • Nov 11 Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
  • Nov 12 The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Nov 13 Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY
  • Nov 13 George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 13 Marc Connelly/George Kaufman's "'49ers" premieres in NYC

CommunicationHistoric Communication

Nov 14 BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Nov 14 German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth's term ends
  • Nov 15 British Conservative Party wins election; /Labour Party comes second
  • Nov 16 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite
  • Nov 16 Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help
  • Nov 17 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed VI is expelled to Malta on British warship
  • Nov 18 Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief
  • Nov 19 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
  • Nov 20 Zoe Akins' "Texas Nightingale" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 21 Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as first female US Senator
  • Nov 22 British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader
  • Nov 22 Library Ave in Bronx named
  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government
  • Nov 24 Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
  • Nov 25 Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince regent
  • Nov 26 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt
  • Nov 28 6 ex-ministers executed in Greece
  • Nov 28 Capt Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called
  • Nov 30 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho

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Nov 30 Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Dec 1 1st skywriting over US-"Hello USA"-by Capt Turner, RAF
  • Dec 1 Polish state Chief Marshal Jozef Pilsudski resigns
  • Dec 2 10th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 13-1
  • Dec 3 First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
  • Dec 4 Lucille Atcherson, becomes first woman legation sect-US foreign service
  • Dec 6 1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation
  • Dec 6 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY
  • Dec 9 Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
  • Dec 9 15th Women's Australasian Championships (1st for women): Margaret Molesworth beats Esna Boyd (6-3, 10-8)
  • Dec 9 15th Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2)

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Dec 10 Nobel prizes awarded to Fridtjof Nansen (Peace), Niels Bohr (Physics) and Francis William Aston (Chemistry)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Dec 10 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
  • Dec 13 Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players' sleeves or caps
  • Dec 15 IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague
  • Dec 16 Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs formally organizes
  • Dec 16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket
  • Dec 17 Last British troops leave Irish Free State
  • Dec 19 Theresa Vaughn, 24, confessed in court in Sheffield, England, to being married 61 times over 5 years in 50 cities in three countries
  • Dec 20 14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)
  • Dec 20 Polish parliament selects Stanislaw Wojcieckowski as president
  • Dec 22 Belgian parliament rejects Dutch university in Ghent
  • Dec 23 BBC Radio began daily newscasts
  • Dec 23 Pope Pius XI pleas for peace: encyclical Ubi arcano
  • Dec 24 BBC broadcasts first British radio play "The Truth about Father Christmas"
  • Dec 24 London Coloseum opens

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Dec 25 -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Dec 29 Dutch Constitution proclaimed
  • Dec 29 Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
  • Dec 30 Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR
  • Dec 30 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre