Historical Events in March 1920

  • Mar 1 Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Admiral Horthy
  • Mar 1 Buriat ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
  • Mar 1 Nikolaus Horthy is elected Regent of Hungary, which had adopted a constitution on 28 February
  • Mar 2 Karel Čapek "Loupeznik" premieres in Prague
  • Mar 3 Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs
  • Mar 4 Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
  • Mar 8 Denmark & Cuba join the League of Nations
  • Mar 10 Home Rule Act passed by the British Parliament, dividing Ireland into two parts; it is rejected by the southern counties, where the Ango-Irish war continues for a year

Sports History

Mar 10 NHL's Quebec Bulldog Joe Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators

  • Mar 11 Syria proclaims Emir Feisal king after the country has fought off French domination
  • Mar 13 After the German government is forced to cut its army to 10,000 men, military groups plot an unsuccessful coup - a revolt ended by a general strike
  • Mar 16 1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park

Signing of the Treaty of Versailles

Mar 19 US Senate rejects Treaty of Versailles for 2nd time refusing to ratify League of Nations' covenant (maintaining isolation policy)

  • Mar 20 1st flight from London to South Africa lands (took 1½ months)
  • Mar 20 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Adelaide: Pat O'Hara Wood beats fellow Australian Ronald Thomas 6-3, 4-6, 6-8, 6-1, 6-3
  • Mar 20 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld

Sports History

Mar 20 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

  • Mar 23 Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms
  • Mar 24 1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City, NC)
  • Mar 25 Greek Independence Day
  • Mar 26 79th Grand National: legendary jockey Jack Anthony wins his record 3rd GN aboard 6/1 Troytown
  • Mar 27 Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD)
  • Mar 28 Anton Denkin's White Russian troops defeated by Bolsheviks and Soviets at Novorossijsk on the Black Sea (The British aid Denkin in his escape)
  • Mar 28 Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1920 affects the Great Lakes region and Deep South states

Election of Interest

Mar 28 Tomáš Masaryk elected President of Czechoslovakia

  • Mar 31 British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law