1919 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 245 of 245

  • Oct 5 Norwegian population agrees to prohibition
  • Oct 6 Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria
  • Oct 7 First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM)
  • Oct 7 Fritz Kreisler & F Jacobi's "Apple Blossoms" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 7 KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, established (oldest existing airline)
  • Oct 10 Richard Strauss & Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna
  • Oct 11 First transcontinental air race ends
  • Oct 15 14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money
  • Oct 17 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created
  • Oct 19 1st US Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman - Anna Howard Shaw
  • Oct 26 Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, premieres in Queen's Hall London

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Oct 26 US President Woodrow Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Oct 27 Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim
  • Oct 28 Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Woodrow Wilson's veto
  • Nov 7 US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
  • Nov 10 1st observance of National Book Week
  • Nov 10 American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)
  • Nov 11 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views
  • Nov 12 Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
  • Nov 14 Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
  • Nov 15 US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty)
  • Nov 16 Admiral Horthy conquers Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic
  • Nov 19 US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations
  • Nov 20 1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)
  • Nov 22 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
  • Nov 22 Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week
  • Nov 27 Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria
  • Nov 28 US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons
  • Dec 1 AA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By" premieres in Manchester
  • Dec 1 Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
  • Dec 10 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
  • Dec 10 Nobel peace prize awarded to US President Woodrow Wilson
  • Dec 11 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama
  • Dec 13 Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
  • Dec 15 Edna St Vincent Millay's "Aria da Capo" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 15 Fiume (Rijeka) declares it's Independence
  • Dec 17 Austrian parliament approves 8-hour working day
  • Dec 19 American Meteorological Society found
  • Dec 20 Canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)
  • Dec 20 US House of Representatives restricts immigration

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Dec 21 J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Dec 22 US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman
  • Dec 23 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
  • Dec 23 Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace
  • Dec 30 Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student.

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 224 of 224

  • Nov 17 Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, journalist
  • Nov 20 Halka Grossman, resistance fighter/politician
  • Nov 22 Wilfred Norman Aldridge, biochemist/toxicologist
  • Nov 23 Peter Strawson, English philosopher
  • Nov 24 John Silverlight, journalist
  • Nov 25 Chaim Pearl, Jewish rabbi and scholar, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • Nov 26 Frederik Pohl, US, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), (d. 2013)
  • Nov 30 Anne S Wadman, Frisian literary (Fioele & faem, Smearlappen)
  • Nov 30 Jan Elburg, [Joannes G], Dutch poet (Through the Night)
  • Dec 1 Anne Cox Chambers, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • Dec 2 Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher
  • Dec 5 Victor Collin Matthews, businessman
  • Dec 6 Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (d. 1983)
  • Dec 8 Peter Tali Coleman, American politician (d. 1997)
  • Dec 9 William Lipscomb, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 12 Olivia Barclay, English astrologer (d. 2001)
  • Dec 12 Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (d. 2001)
  • Dec 13 Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
  • Dec 19 Benedict Freedman, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), born in New York City (d. 2012)
  • Dec 23 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Dec 25 Paul David, French Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
  • Dec 29 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)
  • Dec 31 Artur Fischer, German Inventor with more patents than Edison, born in Tumlingen, Baden-Württemberg (d. 2016)

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History