On This Day

Events in History in July 1921

  • Jul 1 The Communist Party of China is founded and Chen Duxiu elected its leader

Historic Event

Jul 2 Warren G. Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring the official end of war with Germany

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Jul 11 Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day)
  • Jul 14 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted of killing their shoe company's paymaster and sentenced to death, in Dedham Massachusetts

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Jul 16 Encouraged by the British, King Constantine of Greece launches a drive to take Asia Minor from nationalists under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

President and Founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and Founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • Jul 18 Black Sox trial begins in Chicago

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Jul 20 Congresswoman Alice Mary Robertson becomes the first woman to preside over the floor of US House of Representatives

2nd Woman Elected to Congress and Educator Alice Mary Robertson
2nd Woman Elected to Congress and Educator
Alice Mary Robertson
  • Jul 21 To prove his contention that air power is superior to sea power, US Colonel William Mitchell demonstrates how bombs from planes can sink a captured German battleship
  • Jul 23 Chinese communist party forms under guidance of Henk Sneevliet
  • Jul 27 2nd government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms

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Jul 27 Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto

  • Jul 29 New rules of language assumed (equal rights Flemings/Walen Belgium)

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Jul 29 Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 30 The Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) forms; the party changed its name to the South African Communist Party (SACP) in 1953, after it had been forced underground