Events in History in 1922

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  • Jan 1 Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
  • Jan 1 Coal miners in the Transvaal, South Africa, embark on a strike in response to a wage cut, which quickly escalated into a large-scale revolt against the government, known as the Rand Rebellion.
  • Jan 3 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
  • Jan 6 -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments

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Jan 7 The Anglo-Irish Treaty is ratified by Dail Eireann by a 64-57 vote

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins
  • Jan 9 KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 9 Rotterdam metalworkers strike ends
  • Jan 11 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, on Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada
  • Jan 13 Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
  • Jan 13 Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
  • Jan 13 WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 15 Arthur Griffith is elected president of the Irish Free State after Eamon de Valera resigns in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty (De Valera will lead a military opposition seeking a unified and independent Ireland)
  • Jan 18 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
  • Jan 19 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
  • Jan 20 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris
  • Jan 21 1st slalom ski race run, Murren, Switzerland
  • Jan 24 -54°F (-48°C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
  • Jan 24 Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
  • Jan 24 Lehman Caves National Monument established
  • Jan 28 Knickerbocker Storm, Washington, D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapses, killing 98 patrons.
  • Jan 29 Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
  • Jan 30 Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
  • Jan 30 World Law Day 1st celebrated
  • Feb 2 It was 2:22:22 on 2/2/22

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Feb 2 James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Feb 4 WGY-AM in Schenectady NY begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 4 After boycotts and international pressure, Japan agrees to return Shantung Province to China

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Feb 4 First part of Katherine Mansfield's short story "The Garden Party" appears in the Saturday Westminster Gazette

Short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Short story writer
Katherine Mansfield
  • Feb 5 Reader's Digest magazine 1st published
  • Feb 6 Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI
  • Feb 6 US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • Feb 7 John Willard's "Cat & the Canary" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 8 Radio arrives at the White House
  • Feb 9 Italian government of Bonomi falls
  • Feb 9 Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
  • Feb 9 Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Feb 9 World War Foreign Debt Commission is established by Congress to settle the problem of Allied war and postwar loans
  • Feb 11 US intervention army leaves Honduras

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Feb 15 Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • Feb 18 WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 18 The Capper-Volstead Act allows farmers to buy and sell co-operatively without the risk of prosecution under antitrust laws
  • Feb 19 Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer
  • Feb 20 Marc Connelly & George Kaufman's "To the Ladies" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 20 Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
  • Feb 20 WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 21 Airship "Rome" explodes at Hampton Roads, Virginia; 34 die
  • Feb 21 Britain declares Egypt a sovereign state
  • Feb 21 WHK-AM in Cleveland, Ohio begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 21 Irish Nationalist Eamon De Valera calls a convention of the Sinn Fein, declaring the Republican Government the only legitimate one in all Ireland
  • Feb 22 Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin

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Feb 27 US Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Feb 27 G B Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh I/II" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 27 US Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amendment to the US Constuituent - women's right to vote
  • Feb 28 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 2 WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • Mar 2 WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 3 Italian fascists occupy Fiume & Rijeka
  • Mar 3 WWJ-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 5 "Nosferatu" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 6 GB Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 7 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
  • Mar 7 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • Mar 9 Eugene O'Neill's "Hairy Ape" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 9 KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 10 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 10 State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mar 11 Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games

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Mar 13 George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh V" premieres in NYC

  • Mar 13 WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 15 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)
  • Mar 15 Sultan Faud crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
  • Mar 15 France, which up until now has insisted on currency for all WWI reparation payments from Germany, now accepts raw materials as payment
  • Mar 16 Egypt achieves independence from Britain, but British troops remain
  • Mar 16 WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 18 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)

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Mar 18 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 18 WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 18 The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City.
  • Mar 20 USS Langley is commissioned, US Navy's 1st aircraft carrier
  • Mar 20 WIP-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 21 KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22 The Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa, which started as a strike by white mineworkers and became an armed rebellion against the state, is brought to a brutal end by the police
  • Mar 23 1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 23 KMJ-AM in Fresno CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 23 WEW-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 28 1st microfilm device introduced
  • Mar 30 KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 30 WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 31 KFI-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 31 Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam

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Apr 3 Joseph Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by Vladimir Lenin

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Apr 4 WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls
  • Apr 5 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 5 WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 7 Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair

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Apr 7 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to harry sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • Apr 14 Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin
  • 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
Astronomer
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 Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet 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 recorded 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.
  • Jun 24 American Professional Football Association renamed the National Football League

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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."

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Jul 3 Intergovernmental Conference on Identity Certificates for Russian Refugees, convened by Fridtjof Nansen in Geneva, creates the Nansen passports

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • 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 Washington, D.C. 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