On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1920

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire, English aristocrat (Chatsworth), politician, married Deborah Mitford, born in London, England (d. 2004)

Person of interestIsaac Asimov

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

Author and Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author and Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • Peter Harrison Swan, bomber pilot/stockbroker
1920 Highlights

About January 2, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 100 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn