Historical Events in December 1919

  • Dec 1 AA Milne's comedy play "Mr Pim Passes By" premieres in Manchester

Historic Event

Dec 1 Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament

  • Dec 10 NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US President Woodrow Wilson

Sports History

Dec 10 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties

  • Dec 11 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama
  • Dec 13 Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
  • Dec 15 Edna St Vincent Millay's play "Aria da Capo" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 15 Fiume (Rijeka, modern Croatia) declares its Independence
  • Dec 17 Austrian parliament approves 8-hour working day
  • Dec 19 American Meteorological Society found
  • Dec 20 Canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)
  • Dec 20 US House of Representatives restricts immigration

Historic Event

Dec 21 J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

  • Dec 22 US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman
  • Dec 23 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
  • Dec 23 Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace

Agreement of Interest

Dec 26 Yankees and Boston Red Sox reach agreement to move future Baseball Hall of Fame pitching slugger Babe Ruth to New York

  • Dec 27 Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season
  • Dec 30 Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student.