Events in History in 1922

  • Jan 1 Coal miners in the Transvaal, South Africa, embark on a strike in response to a wage cut, which quickly escalated into a large-scale revolt against the government, known as the Rand Rebellion.
  • Jan 1 Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
  • Jan 3 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
  • Jan 6 -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
  • Jan 9 KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 9 Rotterdam metalworkers strike ends

Historic Invention

Jan 11 Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, when Frederick Banting injects fellow Canadian Leonard Thompson, aged 14

  • Jan 13 Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
  • Jan 13 Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
  • Jan 13 WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions

Election of Interest

Jan 15 Arthur Griffith is elected president of the Irish Free State after Eamon de Valera resigns in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty (De Valera will lead a military opposition seeking a unified and independent Ireland)

  • Jan 18 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
  • Jan 19 Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
  • Jan 21 1st slalom ski race run at Murren, Switzerland
  • Jan 24 -54°F (-48°C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
  • Jan 24 Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
  • Jan 24 Lehman Caves National Monument established
  • Jan 28 Knickerbocker Storm, Washington, D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapses, killing 98 patrons
  • Jan 29 Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dissolved
  • Jan 30 World Law Day 1st celebrated
  • Feb 2 It was 2:22:22 on 2/2/22

Historic Publication

Feb 2 James Joyce's "Ulysses" first published by Sylvia Beach in Paris (1,000 copies)

  • Feb 4 After boycotts and international pressure, Japan agrees to return Shantung Province to China

Historic Event

Feb 4 First part of Katherine Mansfield's short story "The Garden Party" appears in the Saturday Westminster Gazette

  • Feb 4 WGY-AM in Schenectady NY begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 5 Reader's Digest magazine 1st published

Papal Inauguration

Feb 6 Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI

  • Feb 6 US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
  • Feb 7 John Willard's "Cat & the Canary" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 8 Radio arrives at the White House
  • Feb 9 Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • Feb 9 Italian government of Bonomi falls
  • Feb 9 Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
  • Feb 9 World War Foreign Debt Commission is established by Congress to settle the problem of Allied war and postwar loans
  • Feb 11 Influential arts festival Semana de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Week) opens in São Paulo - the beginning of Modernism in Brazil
  • Feb 11 US intervention army leaves Honduras

Historic Event

Feb 15 Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex

  • Feb 18 The Capper-Volstead Act allows farmers to buy and sell cooperatively without the risk of prosecution under antitrust laws
  • Feb 18 WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions

Historic Event

Feb 20 Marc Connelly & George Kaufman's "To the Ladies" premieres in NYC

  • Feb 20 Vilnius, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
  • Feb 20 WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 21 Airship "Rome" explodes at Hampton Roads, Virginia; 34 die
  • Feb 21 Britain declares Egypt a sovereign state

Historic Event

Feb 21 Irish Nationalist Eamon De Valera calls a convention of the Sinn Féin, declaring the Republican Government the only legitimate one in all Ireland

  • Feb 21 WHK-AM in Cleveland, Ohio begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 22 Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
  • Feb 22 London issues a unilateral declaration of Egyptian independence
  • Feb 27 G B Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh I/II" premieres in NYC

Theater Premiere

Feb 27 George Bernard Shaw's largest-scale play "Back to Methusaleh" premieres at Garrick Theatre in NYC

Conference of Interest

Feb 27 US Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference

  • Feb 27 US Supreme Court unanimously upholds 19th amendment to the US Constuituent - women's right to vote
  • Feb 28 KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 2 WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • Mar 2 WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 3 Italian fascists occupy Fiume & Rijeka
  • Mar 3 WWJ-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 6 GB Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV" premieres in NYC

Historic Event

Mar 9 Eugene O'Neill's "Hairy Ape" premieres in NYC

  • Mar 9 KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 10 KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 10 State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mar 11 Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games
  • Mar 13 WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 14 WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 15 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)
  • Mar 15 France, which up until now has insisted on currency for all WWI reparation payments from Germany, now accepts raw materials as payment
  • Mar 15 Sultan Faud crowned King of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
  • Mar 16 Egypt achieves independence from Britain, but British troops remain
  • Mar 16 WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 18 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)

Historic Event

Mar 18 British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

  • Mar 18 The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City.
  • Mar 18 WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 20 USS Langley is commissioned, US Navy's 1st aircraft carrier
  • Mar 20 WIP-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 21 KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22 The Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa, which started as a strike by white mineworkers and became an armed rebellion against the state, is brought to a brutal end by the police
  • Mar 23 1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 23 KMJ-AM in Fresno CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 23 WEW-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 28 1st microfilm device introduced
  • Mar 30 KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 30 WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 31 KFI-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 31 Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam

Appointment of Interest

Apr 3 Joseph Stalin is appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by an ailing Vladimir Lenin

  • Apr 4 WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls
  • Apr 5 KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 5 WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions

Historic Event

Apr 7 Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair, setting in motion the Teapot Dome scandals

  • Apr 14 Irish Republican Army rebels occupy the Four Courts (government buildings) in Dublin
  • Apr 15 The legendary Poodle Dog Restaurant closes in San Francisco

Historic Event

Apr 16 Annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row

  • Apr 16 Treaty of Rapallo between the German Republic and Soviet Union a is signed in Italy, normalizing diplomatic relations with each side renouncing their territorial and financial claims against the other
  • Apr 21 The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Aggies who had died in the previous year
  • Apr 22 South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
  • Apr 27 Fritz Lang's "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
  • Apr 27 Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR
  • Apr 28 WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station
  • May 1 Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game
  • May 2 WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas
  • May 3 Salt layer find at Winterswijk
  • May 4 KNX-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions

Historic Event

May 9 The International Astronomical Union formally adopt Annie Jump Cannon's stellar classification system, which with only minor changes, is still used today

  • May 10 Dr Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
  • May 10 The United States annexes the Kingman Reef in n the North Pacific Ocean
  • May 10 WHB-AM in Kansas City MO begins radio transmissions
  • May 15 Germany turns over the Upper Silesia region to Poland under Allied pressure and despite a plebiscite in favor of merging with Germany
  • May 16 White Star Liner Majestic completes 5½ day maiden voyage
  • May 18 Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hrs)
  • May 20 "Egypt" sinks off Ushant after colliding with "Seine" killing 90
  • May 21 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill for his play "Anna Christie"
  • May 24 Record temperature in Netherlands for May (35.6°C)
  • May 24 Russian-Italian trade agreement signed

Historic Event

May 30 Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William Howard Taft in front of 50,000

  • May 30 Latvia & Vatican sign accord

Historic Event

Jun 1 Over 50,000 Fascists gather for a meeting in Bologna where Mussolini warns that he will lead a full-scale revolt against a government favoring 'anti-Fascist reaction'

  • Jun 1 Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded
  • Jun 2 Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances
  • Jun 5 The Banker's committee of the Reparations Commission refuses an international loan to Germany
  • Jun 9 First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University
  • Jun 12 German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich
  • Jun 13 Longest recorded attack of hiccups begins: Charlie Osborne gets the hiccups and continues for 68 years, dies 11 months after it stops

Radio Premiere

Jun 14 US President Warren G. Harding is 1st US President to use radio, dedicates the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore

  • Jun 16 Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics
  • Jun 16 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth
  • Jun 17 First flight across the South Atlantic Ocean arrives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, piloted by Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral. First use of the sextant in air navigation.
  • Jun 22 Herrin massacre, 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.

Historic Event

Jun 24 Adolf Hitler begins a month long prison sentence for paramilitary operations; he rails against the 'Jewish sell-out' of Germany to the Bolsheviks

  • Jun 26 The emergency decrees under Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution are invoked by the government to deal with deteriorating economic conditions
  • Jun 27 Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)
  • Jun 28 The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin
  • Jun 29 France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes."

Conference of Interest

Jul 3 Intergovernmental Conference on Identity Certificates for Russian Refugees, convened by Fridtjof Nansen in Geneva, creates the Nansen passports (for stateless persons)

  • Jul 5 1st general election in Netherlands
  • Jul 5 Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
  • Jul 5 Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
  • Jul 6 Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
  • Jul 15 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at Bronx Zoological Park, New York City
  • Jul 17 Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
  • Jul 20 French and British Togoland make separate mandates within the League of Nations
  • Jul 22 Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St Louis teams are on top
  • Jul 27 International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
  • Jul 29 Greek troops defeat Turkish forces and are on their way to Constantinople, but the Allies forbid them taking the city
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • Aug 16 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)
  • Aug 26 Japanese cruiser Niitaka driven onto rocks in storm at Kamchatka, 284 killed
  • Aug 28 WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio commercial (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)

Historic Event

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

  • 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 11 Australian newspaper The Sun News-Pictorial is founded, predecessor for the Herald Sun of Melbourne
  • Sep 11 British mandate of Palestine begins
  • Sep 11 The Treaty of Kars is ratified in Yerevan, Armenia
  • Sep 13 "Straw Hat Riot" begins in New York City as youths aggressively taunt men wearing straw hats, getting an early jump on unofficial season's end date of September 15; confrontations continue longer than usual, lasting 8 days
  • Sep 13 Alleged world record temperature of 136.4°F (58°C) in El Aziziyah, Libya, in the shade (invalidated 2012 by the World Meteorological Organization)
  • Sep 16 Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
  • 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 21 US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine

Historic Expedition

Sep 21 Wallal expedition of astronomers and local Nyangumarta people south of Broome, Australia, photograph total solar eclipse proving Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity, that space is curved by showing deflection of starlight round the sun [1]

  • 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 25 Giants beat St Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant

Historic Event

Sep 27 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates

  • Sep 29 Benito Mussolini asks the Vatican for support of his fascist party program
  • Sep 30 Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
  • Oct 3 1st facsimile photo sent over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
  • Oct 3 Governor of Georgia names Progressive writer Rebecca Felton (87) to fill unexpired term in US Senate; she becomes 1st woman in Congess, oldest person (at the time), and shortest termed as she served only 24 hours in Novemberrgia Governor Hardwickbecomes 1st woman in Senate [1]
  • Oct 4 Protocol for the Reconstruction of Austria, between the government of Austria and the governments of Great Britain, France, Italy and Czechoslovakia, for reconstructing the Austrian economy, signed in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Oct 6 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
  • Oct 7 Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria
  • Oct 11 First woman FBI "special investigator", Alaska Davidson, appointed
  • Oct 11 Turkey & Greece sign cease fire
  • Oct 14 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
  • Oct 14 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC
  • Oct 17 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • Oct 20 Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place
  • 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

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)