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Year 1921 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 20 Republic of Turkey declared out of remnants of Ottoman Empire
  • Mar 3 Toronto's Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin

Historical Marriages


Historical Figures Who Died in 1921

  • Jan 2 Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, Chancellor of the German Empire (1909-17), dies at 64
  • Jan 7 Benno Erdmann, German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • Jan 18 Adolf von Hildebrand, German sculptor, dies at 73
  • Jan 22 Captain George Streeter, American riverboat captain and circus owner (b. 1837)
  • Jan 27 Maurice Buckley, Australian soldier and winner of the Victoria Cross, dies at 29

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