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What Happened in 1921

Important Events in 1921

  • Jan 20 Republic of Turkey declared out of remnants of Ottoman Empire
  • Mar 3 Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
  • Jul 1 The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader
  • Jul 20 Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the floor of US House of Representatives
  • Jul 27 Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto
  • Jul 29 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party
  • Dec 6 Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland

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Perfume Chanel No. 5 released by fashion designer Coco Chanel

On May 5, 1921

Famous People in 1921

World Leaders in 1921

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Police in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, issue an edict requiring Women to wear skirts at least 4 inches below the knee

On March 6, 1921

Famous Weddings in 1921

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