Historical Events in November 1922

  • Nov 1 In an all-American bout, Mickey Walker upsets defending champion Jack Britton in a 15-round points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC; wins world welterweight boxing crown

End of the Ottoman Empire

Nov 1 Mustafa Kemal Ataturk takes Constantinople from Mehmed VI, proclaiming the Republic of Turkey and bringing an end to the Ottoman Empire

Historic Event

Nov 1 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam

  • Nov 2 Allies deliberate over German mark
  • Nov 3 Greek parliament bans Prince Andreas for life
  • Nov 5 Demonstration for a Dutch University in Ghent

Nobel Prize

Nov 9 Frederick Soddy wins the 1921 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (announced in 1922 due to a technicality)

  • Nov 11 Largest US flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
  • Nov 12 The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana

Music Premiere

Nov 13 George M. Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Nov 13 Marc Connelly and George Kaufman's "'49ers" premieres in NYC

Radio Premiere

Nov 14 BBC begins daily radio broadcasts from the 2LO transmitter at Marconi House

  • Nov 14 German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth's term ends

Election of Interest

Nov 15 British General Election: Conservative party wins a majority under Andrew Bonar Law

  • Nov 16 Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Mehmed VI asks the British army for help

Historic Event

Nov 16 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite

  • Nov 17 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, is expelled to Malta on a British warship
  • Nov 18 Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief
  • Nov 19 Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
  • Nov 20 Zoe Akins' play "Texas Nightingale" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 21 Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as first female US Senator [1]

Election of Interest

Nov 22 British Labour party elects Ramsay MacDonald as leader

  • Nov 22 Library Ave in Bronx named
  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government

Historic Event

Nov 24 Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"

Historic Event

Nov 25 Crown Prince Hirohito of Japan becomes Regent of Japan in his ailing father's stead

  • Nov 26 1st successful Technicolor movie (The Toll of the Sea), premieres at the Rialto Theatre in NYC

Historic Event

Nov 26 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt

  • Nov 28 6 ex-ministers executed in Greece
  • Nov 28 Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called
  • Nov 30 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho

Historic Event

Nov 30 Adolf Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich, Germany