On This Day

Historical Events in 1922 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 357 of 357

  • Jul 31 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis (Minnesota)
  • Jul 31 General strike in Italy against fascist violence
  • Aug 1 Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
  • Aug 1 In Italy, the socialist 'Alianza del Lavoro' declare a national strike which collapses immediately and fascist forces destroy union and socialist headquarters
  • Aug 2 China is hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die
  • Aug 4 Lizzie Murphy becomes the first female to play against MLB players in a charity exhibition; all-stars from New England and AL v Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
  • Aug 8 Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)

Historic Event

Aug 12 Dedication of Frederick Douglass' home in Washington, D.C. as national shrine

  • Aug 14 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
  • Aug 16 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)
  • Aug 18 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Oakmont CC: 20-year old US Open champion Gene Sarazen defeats Emmet French, 4 & 3 in the final

US Open Women's Tennis

Aug 19 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Germantown CC, PA: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody 6-3, 6-1 for her 7th US singles crown

  • Aug 20 1st Women's World Games (first track & field competition for women) is conducted over 1-day at the Pershing Stadium in Paris
  • Aug 24 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
  • Aug 25 Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
  • Aug 26 Japanese cruiser Niitaka driven onto rocks in storm at Kamchatka, 284 killed

World Record

Aug 27 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)

  • Aug 28 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
  • Aug 28 Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical "The Gingham Girl" premieres in NYC
  • Aug 28 WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio commercial (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)

Sports History

Aug 30 Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922

  • Sep 1 NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"
  • Sep 2 German President Friedrich Ebert declares "Deutschland Uber Alles" the German national anthem
  • Sep 4 Finnish super athlete Paavo Nurmi runs a 2000m world record 5:26.3 in Tampere, Finland

Historic Event

Sep 4 William Walmsley and William Lyons officially found the Swallow Sidecar Company (later Jaguar Cars) in Blackpool, England

  • Sep 4 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, NYC, NY: Bill Tilden beats James Anderson 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 for unassailable 3-1 lead for US over Australasia; US retains title, ends 4-1
  • Sep 5 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
  • Sep 7 In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation.
  • Sep 9 St Louis Brown "Baby Doll" Jacobson hits 3 triples beating Tigers 16-0
  • Sep 9 Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens
  • Sep 9 William T Cosgrave replaces Irish premier Collins
  • Sep 10 New York Yankees play their farewell home games in Polo Grounds, win both games of doubleheader against Philadelphia Athletics; move to Yankee Stadium the following season
  • Sep 11 British mandate of Palestine begins
  • Sep 11 The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Sep 11 One of the Herald Sun of Melbourne, Australia's predecessor papers The Sun News-Pictorial is founded.
  • Sep 12 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
  • Sep 13 World record temperature of 136.4°F (58°C) in El Aziziyah, Libya, in the shade (invalidated 2012 by the World Meteorological Organization)
  • Sep 13 The Straw Hat Riot begins in New York City as people protest the right to wear straw hats beyond the accepted end date of September 15
  • Sep 15 Philadelphia catcher Butch Henline becomes first NLer to hit 3 HRs in a game since 1897 during Phillies' 10-9 win over St. Louis Cardinals at the Baker Bowl
  • Sep 16 Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
  • Sep 16 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Germantown CC, Philadelphia: Bill Tilden wins third straight US singles title; beats fellow American Bill Johnston 4-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
  • Sep 17 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
  • Sep 17 Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)
  • Sep 18 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands
  • Sep 18 Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by NY's Joe Bush
  • Sep 18 Hungary admitted to League of Nations

Historic Event

Sep 19 Queen Wilhelmina assumes Dutch throne with 119 word speech

  • Sep 20 Goodman & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," opens at Winter Garden Theatre, NYC

Baseball Record

Sep 20 St. Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games

Historic Event

Sep 21 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

  • Sep 22 US Congress passes the Cable Act, under which an American women who marries an 'alien' will not lose citizenship; neither will a women marrying an American automatically become a citizen
  • Sep 23 Berthold Brecht's "Drum in the Night" premieres in Germany
  • Sep 23 Gdynia Seaport Construction Act passed by the Polish parliament.
  • Sep 24 Nuremberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
  • Sep 24 St Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby sets National League HR mark at 42
  • Sep 25 Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant

Historic Event

Sep 27 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates

Historic Event

Sep 29 Benito Mussolini asks the Vatican for support of his fascist party program

  • Sep 30 Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
  • Sep 30 Yanks clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1
  • Oct 1 Former Chicago Staleys play first NFL game as Chicago Bears; beat Racine Legion, 6-0 at Horlick Field, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Oct 1 St. Louis Cardinals 2nd baseman Rogers Hornsby hits 3-for-5 in 7-1 regular season ending win v Chicago Cubs; improves batting average to .401; only MLB player to bat .400 and hit 40 HRs in same season
  • Oct 3 1st facsimile photo sent over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 3 Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
  • Oct 4 Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing as the New York Giants-New York Yankees Baseball World Series is broadcast for the first time over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • Oct 4 Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
  • Oct 5 NY Yankees and NY Giants play out a controversial 3-3 tie in 10 innings in Game 2 of Baseball World Series at Polo Grounds, Manhattan, NYC; Giants win series, 4-0-1
  • Oct 6 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
  • Oct 7 First radio link, WNJ (Newark) & WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
  • Oct 7 Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
  • Oct 7 Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria
  • Oct 8 Baseball World Series: NY Giants beat NY Yankees, 5-3 at the Polo Grounds in Game 5 for a 4-0-1 series win; Game 2 tied
  • Oct 11 First woman FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed
  • Oct 11 Turkey & Greece sign cease fire
  • Oct 14 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC
  • Oct 14 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
  • Oct 17 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • Oct 18 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Oct 20 Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place
  • Oct 22 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, NY, named after a knight in Wagner's opera
  • Oct 23 Channing Pollock's play "Fool" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Oct 23 Conservative Andrew Bonar Law forms government in United Kingdom, replacing David Lloyd George's Liberal government

  • Oct 24 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
  • Oct 24 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
  • Oct 26 Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists & Benito Mussolini

Appointment of Interest

Oct 26 Gertrude Bell appointed Honorary Director of Antiquities in new Department of Antiquities in Baghdad, Iraq (origin of the Baghdad Archaeological Museum)

  • Oct 27 1st commemoration of Navy Day (USA)
  • Oct 27 Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws
  • Oct 27 In Italy, Liberal Luigi Facta resigns in the face of threats from Mussolini that 'either the Government will be given to us or we will seize it by marching on Rome'
  • Oct 28 Italian fascists conduct the March on Rome, leading to the assumption of power by Benito Mussolini
  • Oct 28 First US coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
  • Oct 30 Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the NY Giants pay $65,000 & 3 players for Jack Bentley (hit .349 & was 13-2 as pitcher for Baltimore (International League) in 1922)
  • Oct 30 Benito Mussolini forms government in Italy
  • Oct 31 Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
  • Oct 31 Karel & Josef Čapek's play "World We Live In" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 1 Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Nov 13 George 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
  • Nov 15 British General Election: Conservative party wins a majority under Andrew Bonar Law

Historic Event

Nov 16 Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite

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

Election of Interest

Nov 22 British Labour party elects Ramsay MacDonald as leader

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

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

  • Dec 1 1st skywriting over US - "Hello USA"-by Capt Turner, RAF

Historic Event

Dec 1 Polish state Chief Marshal Józef Piłsudski resigns

  • Dec 2 CFL Grey Cup, Richardson Stadium, Kingston: Queen's University win first of 3 straight titles; defeat Edmonton Elks, 13-1
  • Dec 4 Lucille Atcherson, becomes first woman legation sect-US foreign service
  • Dec 6 1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation
  • Dec 6 1st electric power line commercial carrier in US, Utica, NY
  • Dec 9 Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
  • Dec 9 1st Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Margaret Molesworth wins inaugural title; beats fellow Australian Esna Boyd 6-3, 10-8
  • Dec 9 Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Sydney: James Anderson wins 1st of 3 Australasian titles; beats fellow Australian Gerald Patterson 6-0, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
  • Dec 10 Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards

Nobel Prize

Dec 10 Nobel prizes awarded to Danish physicist Niels Bohr for his work on the structure of atoms, Francis William Aston for Chemistry and a Peace Prize to Fridtjof Nansen for his work on behalf of displaced victims of World War I at a ceremony in Copenhagen

  • Dec 10 1st National Football League Championship: undefeated Canton Bulldogs (10-0-2) named inaugural champions
  • Dec 13 Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players' sleeves or caps
  • Dec 15 IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague
  • Dec 16 Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs formally organizes
  • Dec 16 NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket
  • Dec 17 Last British troops leave Irish Free State
  • Dec 19 Theresa Vaughn, 24, confesses in court in Sheffield, England, to being married 61 times over 5 years in 50 cities in three countries
  • Dec 20 14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (USSR)
  • Dec 20 Polish parliament selects Stanislaw Wojcieckowski as president
  • Dec 22 Belgian parliament rejects Dutch university in Ghent
  • Dec 23 BBC Radio began daily newscasts
  • Dec 23 Pope Pius XI pleas for peace: encyclical Ubi arcano
  • Dec 24 BBC broadcasts first British radio play "The Truth about Father Christmas"
  • Dec 24 London Coloseum opens

Historic Event

Dec 25 -Dec 26] Lenin dictates his "Political testament"

  • Dec 29 Dutch Constitution proclaimed
  • Dec 29 Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage

Soviet Union Founded

Dec 30 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre, Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR