January 2, 1920 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Responding to global fear of communism caused by the Russian Revolution, US Attorney General Palmer authorizes raids across the country on unionists and socialists

Birthdays in History

  • Duke of Devonshire, English large landowner/art collector

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), born in Petrovichi, Russia (d. 1992)

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Penelope Jessel, politcal activist
  • Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker