On This Day

Historical Events in February 1921

  • Feb 5 Yankees purchase 20 acres in Bronx for Yankee Stadium

Film Release

Feb 6 "The Kid", silent film starring Charlie Chaplin & Jackie Coogan, released

  • Feb 11 Ambassador Theater opens at 215 W 49th St NYC
  • Feb 12 Soviet troops invade Georgia

Historic Event

Feb 12 Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies

  • Feb 14 Canadian 5 cent nickel coin is authorized
  • Feb 14 Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," in New York
  • Feb 15 Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec

Music History

Feb 17 Arthur Honegger's chamber piece "Pastorale D'ete" premieres

  • Feb 18 British troops occupy Dublin
  • Feb 20 Riza Khan Pahlevi seizes control of Iran
  • Feb 21 Constituent Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Georgia adopts the country's first constitution
  • Feb 21 The London Conference on the Near East begins: the issue is the Allies' 1920 Treaty of Sevres, which had given part of Turkish Asia Minor to Greece
  • Feb 23 1st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in NYC from San Francisco
  • Feb 24 1st transcontinental flight in 24 hrs flying time arrives in Florida
  • Feb 25 Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia
  • Feb 25 The Living Buddha, Hutuktu, is crowned King of Mongolia as the country declares independence from China
  • Feb 26 The USSR signs treaties respecting the integrity of Persia and of Afghanistan

Sports History

Feb 27 US Female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard; US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger

  • Feb 27 The International Working Union of Socialist Parties is founded in Vienna
  • Feb 27 The Fascists incite a riot in Florence, Italy