On This Day

1919 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 235 of 235


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 US President Woodrow Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Oct 27 Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim
  • Oct 28 Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Woodrow Wilson's veto

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 1 British Admiral David Beatty becomes First Sea Lord

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Nov 7 US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers
  • Nov 10 1st observance of National Book Week
  • Nov 10 American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)
  • Nov 11 Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political and business views
  • Nov 12 Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia
  • Nov 14 Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
  • Nov 15 US Senate 1st invokes the Cloture Rule to end a filibuster, passes Versailles Treaty [1]
  • Nov 16 Admiral Miklós Horthy, head of the Hungarian National Army, seizes Budapest and will later become regent of the restored Kingdom of Hungary
  • Nov 19 US Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles by a vote of 55 to 39; Congress two years later approves resolution ending hostilities with Germany and Austria-Hungary
  • Nov 20 1st municipally owned airport in US opens in Tucson, Arizona
  • Nov 22 15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam
  • Nov 22 Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day and 48-hour week

  • Nov 27 Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 28 American-born Lady Nancy Astor elected as the 1st female member of the British House of Commons

1st Female MP in the United Kingdom Nancy Astor
1st Female MP in the United Kingdom
Nancy Astor
  • Dec 1 AA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By" premieres in Manchester
  • Dec 1 Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
  • Dec 10 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US President Woodrow Wilson
  • Dec 10 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
  • Dec 11 Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Alabama
  • Dec 13 Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London
  • Dec 15 Edna St Vincent Millay's "Aria da Capo" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 15 Fiume (Rijeka) declares it's Independence
  • Dec 17 Austrian parliament approves 8-hour working day
  • Dec 19 American Meteorological Society found
  • Dec 20 Canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM)
  • Dec 20 US House of Representatives restricts immigration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 21 J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Dec 22 US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman
  • Dec 23 1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched
  • Dec 23 Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace
  • Dec 30 Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student.

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 216 of 216

  • Dec 2 Michael Geoffrey Corcos, medical researcher
  • Dec 4 I. K. [Inder Kumar] Gujral, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1997-98), born in Jhelum, British India (d. 2012)
  • Dec 5 Victor Collin Matthews, British businessman, born in Islington, London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 6 Paul de Man, Belgian literary critic, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1983)
  • Dec 8 Peter Tali Coleman, Governor of American Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), born in Pago Pago, American Samoa (d. 1997)
  • Dec 9 William Lipscomb, American chemist working in nuclear magnetic resonance, theoretical chemistry, boron chemistry, and biochemistry (Nobel 1976), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • Dec 12 Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (revival of traditional forms of astrology in the late 20th century), born in Essex, England (d. 2001)
  • Dec 12 Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (Archie Comics), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2001)
  • Dec 13 Hans-Joachim Marseille, German flying ace of World War II (d. 1942)
  • Dec 19 Benedict Freedman, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 23 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Dec 25 Paul David, French Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
  • Dec 29 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist & writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Dec 31 Artur Fischer, German inventor with more patents than Edison, born in Tumlingen, Baden-Württemberg (d. 2016)
  • Dec 31 Recy Taylor, American sexual assault victim, born in Abbeville, Alabama (d. 2017)

Weddings in History


Divorces in History


Deaths in History