On This Day

What Happened in 1921

Important Events

  • 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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1921 in Film & TV

World Leaders in 1921

Famous People in 1921

Would You Believe?

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

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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 2 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of the German Empire (1909-17), dies at 64
  • Jan 7 Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • Jan 8 Luis Villalba Munoz, composer, dies at 48
  • Jan 12 Gervase Elwes, English tenor (b. 1866)
  • Jan 18 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73

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