Historical Events in February 1922

  • Feb 2 It was 2:22:22 on 2/2/22

Historic Publication

Feb 2 James Joyce's "Ulysses" first published by Sylvia Beach in Paris (1,000 copies)

  • Feb 4 After boycotts and international pressure, Japan agrees to return Shantung Province to China

Historic Event

Feb 4 First part of Katherine Mansfield's short story "The Garden Party" appears in the Saturday Westminster Gazette

  • Feb 4 WGY-AM in Schenectady NY begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 5 Reader's Digest magazine 1st published

Papal Inauguration

Feb 6 Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI

  • Feb 6 US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • Feb 7 John Willard's "Cat & the Canary" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 8 Radio arrives at the White House
  • Feb 9 Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Feb 9 Italian government of Bonomi falls
  • Feb 9 Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
  • Feb 9 World War Foreign Debt Commission is established by Congress to settle the problem of Allied war and postwar loans

#1 in the Charts

Feb 11 "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1

  • Feb 11 Influential arts festival Semana de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Week) opens in São Paulo - the beginning of Modernism in Brazil
  • Feb 11 US intervention army leaves Honduras

Historic Event

Feb 15 Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex

Sports History

Feb 18 Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his federal judgeship to give full attention to job as Major League Baseball Commissioner

  • Feb 18 The Capper-Volstead Act allows farmers to buy and sell cooperatively without the risk of prosecution under antitrust laws
  • Feb 18 WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 19 Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer

Historic Event

Feb 20 Marc Connelly & George Kaufman's "To the Ladies" premieres in NYC

  • Feb 20 Vilnius, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
  • Feb 20 WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 21 Airship "Rome" explodes at Hampton Roads, Virginia; 34 die
  • Feb 21 Britain declares Egypt a sovereign state

Historic Event

Feb 21 Irish Nationalist Eamon De Valera calls a convention of the Sinn Féin, declaring the Republican Government the only legitimate one in all Ireland

  • Feb 21 WHK-AM in Cleveland, Ohio begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 22 Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
  • Feb 22 London issues a unilateral declaration of Egyptian independence
  • Feb 27 G B Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh I/II" premieres in NYC

Theater Premiere

Feb 27 George Bernard Shaw's largest-scale play "Back to Methusaleh" premieres at Garrick Theatre in NYC

Conference of Interest

Feb 27 US Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference

  • Feb 27 US Supreme Court unanimously upholds 19th amendment to the US Constuituent - women's right to vote
  • Feb 28 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions