On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1920

Day of the Week: Friday

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