1921 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 206

  • May 31 Suffy McInnis (1st base) begins an errorless string of 1,700
  • Jun 1 Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)
  • Jun 3 A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado
  • Jun 6 Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 6 Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Jun 11 Brazil adopts women suffrage
  • Jun 15 Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot
  • Jun 19 Census held in Great Britain
  • Jun 19 Turks & Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
  • Jun 20 11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)
  • Jun 20 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
  • Jun 21 The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 22 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 25 Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts
  • Jun 30 The South African Reserve Bank is established.
  • Jul 1 The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader

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Jul 2 Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Jul 11 Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
  • Jul 12 Indians (9) & Yankees (7) combine for an AL record 16 doubles
  • Jul 14 Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted in Dedham Mass, of killing their shoe company's paymaster

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Jul 16 Encouraged by the British, King Constantine of Greece launches a drive to take Asia Minor from nationalists under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • Jul 18 Black Sox trial begins in Chicago
  • Jul 20 Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the US House of Representatives
  • Jul 21 Indians (9) & Yankees (7) hit a record 16 doubles
  • Jul 21 To prove his contention that air power is superior to sea power, US Colonel William Mitchell demonstrates how bombs from planes can sink a captured German battleship
  • Jul 23 Chinese communist party forms under guidance of Henk Sneevliet
  • Jul 27 2nd government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 27 Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto

  • Jul 29 New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)

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Jul 29 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 30 The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) forms; the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground
  • Aug 2 Chicago jury brings in not guilty verdict against the Black Sox
  • Aug 3 1st aerial cropdusting (Troy Ohio to kill caterpillars)
  • Aug 5 Treaty of Berlin: US & Germany sign separate peace treaty
  • Aug 6 Clason Point, Bronx to College Point, Queens muni ferry system begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 FDR stricken with polio at summer home on Canadian island of Campobello

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Aug 13 Simon Kaufman & Marc Connelly's "Dulcy" premieres in NYC
  • Aug 14 Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia).
  • Aug 16 Members of the Dail (parliament) swear allegiance to the Irish Republic at their first meeting, held at Dublin House

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 22 J. Edgar Hoover becomes Assistant Director of the FBI

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Aug 23 British declare a truce with Irish Nationalists Sinn Fein
  • Aug 23 Austria and the US formally end war; the US does the same with Germany on the 25th, and Hungary on the 29th
  • Aug 24 Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece
  • Aug 24 British airship R-38 crashes in River Humber, 44 die
  • Aug 25 US signs peace treaty with Germany
  • Aug 25 The first skirmishes of the Battle of Blair Mountain, a civil uprising in Logan County, West Virginia
  • Aug 28 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)
  • Sep 1 Nederlander Theater opens at 208 W 41 St NYC (Billy Rose, Trafalgar)
  • Sep 3 KPB, Communist Party of Belgium forms
  • Sep 9 Guatamala, Honduras, and San Salvador agree to Central American Union
  • Sep 11 Nahalal, the first moshav in Israel, is settled.
  • Sep 15 Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical Alcohol Paraclitus
  • Sep 15 WBZ-AM in Boston MA begins radio transmissions
  • Sep 21 Pope Benedictus XV donates 1 million lire to feed Russians
  • Sep 21 A storage silo at a BASF fertiliser producing plant explodes in Oppau, Germany, 500—600 killed.
  • Sep 22 The League of Nations accepts membership of independent Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
  • Sep 26 Yankee Ruth hits HRs 57 & 58 to beat Indians 8-7
  • Sep 27 Yanks beat Indians 21-7 in Polo Grounds
  • Sep 29 Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL
  • Oct 1 WJZ, Newark NJ begins broadcasting
  • Oct 4 League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
  • Oct 4 Riccardo Zanella becomes first elected president of Free State of Fiume.
  • Oct 5 Present constitution of Liechtenstein comes into effect
  • Oct 6 Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)
  • Oct 6 International PEN is founded in London.
  • Oct 17 Belgium's public library law goes into force
  • Oct 18 Biding its time, Soviet Russia agrees to independence for the Crimea
  • Oct 19 Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup
  • Oct 20 Germany and Allies comes to an agreements over reparation payments in a meeting at Wiensbaden
  • Oct 20 The French and Mustafa Kemal nationalists sign a treaty at Ankara fixing the Turko-Syrian border
  • Oct 21 Tuschinski Theater opens in Amsterdam
  • Oct 21 Former Hungarian King Karl stages a second attempted coup and is arrested
  • Oct 26 Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia
  • Oct 28 First American gubernatorial recall election is held in South Dakota. Governor Lynn Frazier loses to Ragnvald A. Nestos.
  • Oct 29 The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
  • Nov 1 National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League
  • Nov 2 Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 4 The Sturmabteilung or SA (the "Brown Shirts") is formally formed by Adolf Hitler
  • Nov 4 Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.
  • Nov 5 Soviet Russia signs a treaty with Mongolia, temporarily supporting the new government against China and Japanese incursions
  • Nov 7 The Hungary passes a law invalidating the Habsburg line of succession to the throne

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Partito Nazionalista Fascista forms in Italy by Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 11 President Harding dedicates Tomb of Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery
  • Nov 12 Washington Conference for Limitation of Armaments
  • Nov 13 US, France, Japan & British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty
  • Nov 14 The Communist Party of Spain is founded.
  • Nov 15 KYW-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • Nov 21 The trial of the accused of the Bulhoek Massacre commences in South Africa
  • Nov 23 Pres Harding signs Willis Campell Act (anti-beer bill) forbidding doctors prescribing beer or liquor for medicinal purposes
  • Nov 28 Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha (Baha'i festival-Qawl 6, 78)
  • Nov 29 Coldest day in November in Netherlands -14.0°C
  • Dec 1 1st US helium-filled dirigible makes 1st flight
  • Dec 1 US Post Office establishes philatelic agency
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 272

  • May 3 Vasco dos Santos Goncalves, Portuguese leftist colonel
  • May 4 Edo Murtić, Croatian painter (d. 2005)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 5 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • May 6 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, born in Vienna (d. 1988)
  • May 6 Robert Fell, CEO (British Stock Exchange)
  • May 8 Graham Leonard, Bishop of London
  • May 9 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
  • May 9 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • May 9 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), born in Forchtenberg, Germany (d. 1943)
  • May 11 Ian Percival, British politician (C) and Solicitor General (d. 1998)
  • May 11 Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician
  • May 12 Giovanni Benelli, archbishop (Florence)/Papal candidate
  • May 12 Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter
  • May 12 Joseph Beuys, Germany, avant-garde painter/politician
  • May 12 Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist, born in Belleville, Ontario, (d. 2014)
  • May 13 Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader
  • May 16 Robert Croften Brown, politician
  • May 17 Dennis Brain, french-hornist (Serenade), born in London, England
  • May 17 John Garlick, British senior civil servant
  • May 18 Anthony Epstein, FRS/pathologist
  • May 19 Charles van de Reve, slavic (Belief of Kameraden)
  • May 19 Karel van het Reve, Dutch Slavist (Comrade's Religion)
  • May 20 John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon
  • May 20 John Marchi, US Senator (Rep-R-NY)
  • May 20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, born in Hamburg (d. 1947)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 21 Andrei Sakharov, Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (1975 Nobel), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1989)

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • May 23 Sanderson Temple, circuit judge
  • May 27 Caryl Chessman, kidnapper who got death penalty (1960)
  • May 28 Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)
  • May 28 Tom Uren, Australian politician, Australian heritage and conservation campaigner, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
  • May 29 George Terry, chief constable (Sussex England)
  • May 31 Andrew Grima, British jeweller
  • May 31 Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)
  • Jun 2 Alexander Salkind, producer (Superman)
  • Jun 4 Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)
  • Jun 8 Alwyn Williams, Vice-Chancellor (Glasgow U)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Suharto, 2nd Pesident of Indonesia (1967- 98), born in Yogyakarta, Java (d. 2008)

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • Jun 8 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • Jun 9 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), (d. 2105)
  • Jun 10 Philip Mountbatten, Greece, Duke of Edinburgh/Prince, Mr Elizabeth II
  • Jun 11 Beatrice "Fiet" van Ommeren-Samson, Suriname writer
  • Jun 11 Michael Meyer, UK, novelist/Ibsen translator (Hedda Gabler)
  • Jun 12 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
  • Jun 16 Lord Perry of Walton, SDP/vice chancellor (Open University England)
  • Jun 19 Allan Davis, (mayor-London)
  • Jun 19 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • Jun 19 Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )
  • Jun 19 Rosalyn Yalow, famed award winning medical physicist
  • Jun 21 Jean de Broglie, French politician
  • Jun 22 Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983-1997), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 22 Gower Champion, choreographer (42nd Street, Showboat)
  • Jun 23 Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
  • Jun 26 Abe Jan Koldijk, SS-physician (Limburg's family doctor)
  • Jun 26 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (d. 1945)
  • Jun 27 G M J Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Jun 28 P V Narasimha Rao, premier of India (1991- )
  • Jun 29 Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
  • Jul 1 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), born in Serowe, Botswana (d. 1980)
  • Jul 4 Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 6 Nancy Reagan [Anne Francis Robbins], US First Lady (1981-89), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 6 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, born in Ukraine (d. 1988)

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov
  • Jul 7 Adolf von Thadden, German politician (d. 1996)
  • Jul 9 Jacob J Hage, Dutch farmer/WW II resistance fighter
  • Jul 10 Harvey Ball, American inventor (d. 2001)
  • Jul 12 Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer
  • Jul 13 Friedrich Peter, Austrian poltitician (d. 2005)
  • Jul 14 Geoffrey Wilkinson, chemist
  • Jul 14 Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)
  • Jul 16 Bernard Rogers, supreme Allied commander Europe
  • Jul 16 Trevor Williams, scientific consultant
  • Jul 18 John H Glenn Jr, astronaut (Mer 7, sk:STS 95)/(Sen-D-Oh), born in Cambridge, Ohio
  • Jul 19 Rosalyn Yalow, medical physicist
  • Jul 22 William V Roth Jr, (Sen-R-Delaware, 1971- )
  • Jul 23 David Lawmn, CEO (Prestige Group)
  • Jul 23 Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)
  • Jul 23 Peter Twiss, test pilot
  • Jul 25 John Christopherson, artist/collector
  • Jul 26 Jean Shepherd, American writer (d. 1999)
  • Jul 29 Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, born in Llandudno (d. 1996)
  • Jul 30 Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgium, minister of Economic Affairs
  • Jul 31 Whitney M Young Jr, civil rights leader, head of Urban League
  • Jul 31 Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International (d. 2005)
  • Aug 1 Vic Marshall, chemist
  • Aug 3 Hayden Carruth, Waterbury Ct, novelist (Crow & Heart)
  • Aug 7 M J bin Gorion, writer
  • Aug 8 John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • Aug 8 Vulimiri Ramalingaswami, Indian medical scientist (d. 2001)
  • Aug 9 J James Exon, (Sen-D-Nebraska, 1979- )
  • Aug 9 Ernest Angley, televangelist
  • Aug 10 Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 11 Alex Haley, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1992)

Writer Alex Haley
Alex Haley
  • Aug 12 Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
  • Aug 14 Giorgio Strehler, theatre director
  • Aug 17 Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer
  • Aug 18 Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
  • Aug 19 Philip A Potter, Dominica sec-gen World council of Churches
  • Aug 22 James Menter, principal (Queen Mary College)
  • Aug 23 Kenneth Arrow, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner

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Deaths in History

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