1922 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 281

  • Apr 15 The legendary Poodle Dog Restaurant closes in San Francisco

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Apr 16 Annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • Apr 16 German-Russian treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized
  • Apr 21 The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Aggies who had died in the previous year.
  • Apr 22 South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
  • Apr 27 Fritz Lang's "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
  • Apr 27 Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR
  • Apr 28 WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station
  • May 1 Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game
  • May 2 WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas
  • May 3 Mayor Hylan closes streets for building of Yankee Stadium
  • May 3 Salt layer find at Winterswijk
  • May 4 KNX-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
  • May 5 Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)

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May 9 The International Astronomical Union formally adopt Annie Jump Cannon's stellar classification system, which with only minor changes, is still used today

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Annie Jump Cannon
  • May 10 Dr Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
  • May 10 WHB-AM in Kansas City MO begins radio transmissions
  • May 10 The United States annexes the Kingman Reef in n the North Pacific Ocean
  • May 15 Germany turns over the Upper Silesia region to Poland under Allied pressure and despite a plebiscite in favor of merging with Germany
  • May 16 White Star Liner Majestic completes 5½ day maiden voyage
  • May 18 Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hrs)
  • May 20 "Egypt" sinks off Ushant after colliding with "Seine" killing 90
  • May 21 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Anna Christie)
  • May 21 Ruppert buys out Huston interest in Yankees for $15 million
  • May 24 Record temperature in Netherlands for May (35.6°C)
  • May 24 Russian-Italian trade agreement signed

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May 26 Lenin suffers a stroke

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • May 29 Ecuador becomes independent
  • May 30 Latvia & Vatican sign accord
  • May 30 Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft in front of 50,000
  • Jun 1 Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.

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Jun 1 Over 50,000 Fascists gather for a meeting in Bologna where Mussolini warns that he will lead a full-scale revolt against a government favoring 'anti-Fascist reaction'

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jun 2 Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances
  • Jun 5 The Banker's committee of the Reparations Commission refuses an international loan to Germany
  • Jun 9 First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University.
  • Jun 12 German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich
  • Jun 13 Longest attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops

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Jun 14 US President Warren G. Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicates the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Jun 16 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics
  • Jun 16 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 19 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 22 Herrin massacre, 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.

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Jun 24 Adolf Hitler begins a month long prison sentence for paramilitary operations; he rails against the 'Jewish sell-out' of Germany to the Bolsheviks

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jun 26 The emergency decrees under Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution are invoked by the government to deal with deteriorating economic conditions
  • Jun 27 Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
  • Jun 28 The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin.
  • Jun 29 France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."
  • Jul 5 1st general election in Netherlands
  • Jul 5 Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jul 5 Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
  • Jul 6 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
  • Jul 9 Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute
  • Jul 15 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo
  • Jul 17 Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
  • Jul 20 Togo made a mandate of League of Nations
  • Jul 22 Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
  • Jul 27 International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
  • Jul 29 Greek troops defeat Turkish forces and are on their way to Constantinople, but the Allies forbid them taking the city
  • 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 12 Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Wash DC as national shrine
  • Aug 16 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)
  • Aug 26 Japanese cruiser Niitaka driven onto rocks in storm at Kamchatka, 284 killed
  • Aug 27 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)
  • Aug 28 WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio commercial (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)
  • 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 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 16 Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
  • 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 Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games
  • Sep 21 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • 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
  • Sep 28 Benito Mussolini marches on Rome
  • Sep 29 Benito Mussolini ask Vatican for support of fascist party program

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 295

  • Apr 28 William S Broomfield, (Rep-R-MI, 1956- )
  • Apr 28 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)
  • Apr 29 Parren J Mitchell, (Rep-D-MD, 1971- )
  • May 2 Abraham Rosenthal, editor (NY Times)
  • May 3 Marina Svetlova, ballerina/choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo)
  • May 4 John Paul Hammerschmidt, (Rep-R-AR, 1967-93 ), born in Harrison, Arkansas
  • May 6 Alan Ross, editor (London Magazine)
  • May 6 Carlos J Moorhead, (Rep-R-CA, 1973- )
  • May 6 John Ernest, constructionist artist
  • May 6 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (d. 1999)
  • May 7 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (d. 2007)
  • May 8 Brian Kellett, CEO (Port of London Authority)
  • May 10 David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
  • May 11 Ameurfina Melencio-Herrera, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • May 12 Barend Busnac, office clerk/resistance fighter
  • May 12 Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (d. 1998)
  • May 14 Agha Hasan Abedi, banker
  • May 14 Franjo Tuđman, Croatian politician (d. 1999)
  • May 15 Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/sec-gen (CPI) [or May 25]
  • May 15 Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
  • May 16 Colin Cole, Principal King of Arms
  • May 16 Russell Wood, treasurer (Queen Elizabeth)
  • May 18 GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
  • May 18 Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (d. 2005)
  • May 20 Clifford Butler, vice chancellor (Loughborough Univ of Technology)
  • May 23 Dennis Compton, author/crickleter
  • May 27 Sidney AK Keyes, English poet (Iron Laurel)
  • May 28 John Alderson, chief constable (Devon & Cornwall UK)
  • May 28 Barney Rosset, publisher and free speech advocate (publisher of Tropic for Cancer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • May 29 John Heerbecq, Church commissioner
  • May 30 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], US sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • May 31 Elisabeth, arch duchess of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein
  • Jun 1 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • Jun 3 Alain Resnais, France, director (Providence, Hiroshima, Mon Amour)
  • Jun 3 M Alain Resnais, Vannes France, director (Melo, I Want to Go Home)
  • Jun 4 John West, vice chancellor (Bradford University)
  • Jun 9 George Axelrod, playwright (Breakfast at Tiffany, Bus Stop)
  • Jun 9 Peter Beazley, British politician (C) (European Parliament), born in Chale, Isle of Wight (d. 2004)
  • Jun 9 John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (d. 1941)
  • Jun 9 Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist - Radio and TV animator (d. 1988)
  • Jun 10 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • Jun 11 Erving Goffman, sociologist (presentation of self in everyday life)
  • Jun 11 Michael Cacoyannis, director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women)
  • Jun 14 Kevin Roche, Irish architect
  • Jun 15 Mo[rris K] Udall, (Rep-D-AZ, 1961- )
  • Jun 18 Donald L Keene, Japanese translator/critic, born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 22 Bill Blass, Ft Wayne Ind, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
  • Jun 24 Aadje [Alida WM] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • Jun 24 Rietje [Maria SC] Lyre, Dutch twin daughter of Prince Hendrik(?)
  • Jun 26 Alan Peacock, economist
  • Jun 26 Campbell Adamson, CEO (Abbey National Pictures)
  • Jun 27 Herbert Ziergiebel, writer
  • Jun 28 Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset)
  • Jun 29 Vasko Popa, Yugoslavia/Serbian poet (Heaven is a Side Issue)
  • Jul 3 Corneille [Cornelis G of Beverloo], Dutch painter (Africa, Antilles)
  • Jul 3 Francois Reichenbach, French director (La douceur du Village)
  • Jul 3 Tom Hudson, artist/teacher
  • Jul 7 Pierre Cardin, fashion designer (Unisex), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 9 Rey Hassan, Morroco, King of Morocco (1961- )
  • Jul 12 Clark MacGregor, politician (involved in Watergate)
  • Jul 12 James E[dwin] Gunn, US, sci-fi author (Station in Space, Immortal)
  • Jul 12 Mark O Hatfield, (Sen-R Oregon, 1967- )
  • Jul 13 Anker Jørgensen, Danish politician, Prime Minister of Denmark (1972-3, 75-82), born in Copenhagen (d. 2016)
  • Jul 14 Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • Jul 14 Elfriede Rinkel, Nazi concentration camp guard
  • Jul 15 Jef Houthuys, chairman Belgian labor union (ACV 1968-87)
  • Jul 15 Jeffrey Benson, CEO (600 group)
  • Jul 15 Jiri Lederer, Czechoslovakia, journalist/dissident
  • Jul 17 Donald Alfred Davie, poet/critic
  • Jul 18 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher (d. 1996)
  • Jul 19 George McGovern, (Sen-D-SD)/presidential candidate (D-1972), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 19 Rachel Robinson, social activist/humanitarian/Mrs Jackie Robinson
  • Jul 19 Harold Camping, American evangelist, founder of Family Radio
  • Jul 20 Alan Stephenson Boyd, American politician
  • Jul 21 Kay Starr, Dougherty Oklahoma, singer (Rock & Roll Waltz, Club Oasis)
  • Jul 23 Moses Rosen, chief Rabbi of Romania
  • Jul 24 Charles Mathias Jr, (Sen-R-MD, 1969-86)
  • Jul 24 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
  • Jul 26 Blake Edwards, OK, writer/director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's)
  • Jul 26 Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board)
  • Jul 27 Adolfo Celi, Sicily Italy, director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue)
  • Jul 28 Jacques Piccard, Switzerland, undersea explorer (bathyscaph Trieste)
  • Jul 30 Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
  • Jul 31 Lucy Killea, (assemblywoman-California)
  • Aug 1 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), born in Cardiff (d. 2007)
  • Aug 2 Lord Murray of Epping Forest [Lionel], Hadley, Telford, British labour politician and union leader (General Secretary TUC)
  • Aug 2 Paul Laxalt, (Sen-R-NV, 1974- )
  • Aug 3 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author
  • Aug 5 L. Tom Perry, LDS apostle
  • Aug 6 Freddie Laker, CEO (Laker airlines)
  • Aug 8 Michael Parkin, journalist
  • Aug 8 Rudi Gernreich, designer (1st women's topless swimsuit, miniskirt)
  • Aug 8 Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
  • Aug 9 Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)
  • Aug 12 Andre Kloos, Dutch trade union leader (NVV/VARA)
  • Aug 12 Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
  • Aug 16 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • Aug 17 Paul Wiens, German writer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1982)
  • Aug 18 Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)
  • Aug 18 Eric William Hunter Christie, barrister

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Divorces in History

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Deaths in History

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