What Happened in 1922

Significant Events

  • Jan 11 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, on Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada
  • Feb 2 James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)
  • Feb 21 Britain declares Egypt a sovereign state
  • Mar 18 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
  • Apr 3 Joseph Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by Vladimir Lenin
  • Sep 21 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
  • Oct 3 1st facsimile photo sent over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 5 NY Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tied World Series game
  • Oct 18 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Nov 4 Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt
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Did You Know?

Longest recorded attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops

On June 13, 1922

World Leaders in 1922

Famous People in 1922

Would You Believe?

Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years

On January 19, 1922

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 14 Soldier Douglas MacArthur (42) marries 1st wife heiress Louise Cromwell Brooks (32)
  • Feb 18 Football player George Halas (27) weds Minnie Bushing
  • Feb 28 English Princess Mary marries Viscount Lascelles at Westminster Abbey
  • May 2 Dancer Isadora Duncan (44) weds Sergei Esenin (26)
  • May 13 "Latin Lover" silent actor Rudolph Valentino (27) weds film costume and set designer Natacha Rambova (25) in Mexicali, Mexico

Famous Divorces

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