1920 q1 Timeline
00 - radio Vaughn de Leath sings on De Forest's station to become "First Lady of radio"
01 - USAStatus Census reports population 117.8 million. For the first time in U.S. history, the urban population exceeds rural population.
01 - Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57.
02 - USAPolitics The Palmer raids, the Red Scare +, a drive to rid the country of "reds," begin under the auspices of the U.S. Dept. of Justice. On jan 03, the New York Times reports that 650 are arrested. US union & socialist organizers arrested
03 - USASports NY Yankees purchase Babe Ruth from Red Sox for $125,000.
04 - USASports 1st Black baseball league, National Negro Baseball League, organizes.
04 - Amsterdam actors decide to strike for retirement benefits.
08 - A massive steel workers strike that began in late 1919 comes to an end on this date, with no concessions gained by the workers.
10 - League of Nations established.
10 - Sports Mont Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals.
10 - Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce.
11 - French passenger ship Afrique sinks near La Rochelle; 553 die.
12 - Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to.
13 - NY Times editorial wrongly reports rockets can never fly.
16 - Politics League of Nations first council in Paris. President Wilson formally convoked the Council in accordance with the League provision for the summoning of the first Assembly by the President of the United States. It was to be the last official participation by the U. S. in the entire history of the League of Nations.
16 - Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60.
16 - Georgia declares independence.
17 - USAPolitics The 18th Amendment to the U.S. goes into affect, prohibiting the making, selling, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The most flouted law in history will be repealed in 1933.
17 - Paul Deschanel elected president of France.
19 - US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations.
19 - Alexandre Millerand forms French government.
20 - Dutch 2nd Chamber passes school laws.
23 - Dutch refuse to turn over ex-kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany to allies.
24 - USAPolitics 3,000 arrested in Red Scare raids
24 - The U.S. Expeditionary forces return from Europe.
25 - Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35.
26 - USALabor A huge garment workers strike begins in New York City.
26 - Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered.
26 - Amadeo Modigliani's mistress jumps out of a window.
29 - Walt Disney starts 1st job as an artist; $40 week with KC Slide Co.
31 - Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, at Howard University, incorporates.
31 - New York City 1st Ukrainian daily newspaper in US begins publication.
31 - Sports Joe Malone, Quebec Bulldogs, sets NHL record with 7 goals in a game.Alternate says Jan 30
01 - Soccer team Quick Boys forms.
01 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police.
01 - 1st commercial armored car introduced (St Paul Minn).
02 - France occupies (German) Memel territory.
02 - Tarto/Dorpat peace treaty: USSR recognizes Estonian independence.
03 - STAGE Eugene O'Neill's Beyond the Horizon premieres on Broadway
06 - Saarland administrated by League of Nations.
07 - Alexander Koltsjak, adm/leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed.
08 - Swiss men vote against women's suffrage.
08 - Richard Dehmel, writer, dies at 56.
09 - Joint Rules Com bans foreign substances & alterations to baseballs.
09 - International treaty recognizes Norwegian sovereignty over Svalbard.
12 - Labor 14,000 Rotterdam/Amsterdam harbor workers strike.
12 - Sports NL votes 6-2 for 1 commissioner AL votes 6-2 to keep group commission.
12 - Ottalee Baker, Frank "Home Run" Baker's wife, dies at 31.
12 - Emile Sauret, composer, dies at 67.
12 - Jean Allemane, French socialist/communard (allemanisten), dies at 77.
13 - Switzerland rejoin League of Nations.
13 - Sports National Negro Baseball League organizes.
13 - League of Nations recognizes perpetual neutrality of Switzerland.
14 - League of Women Voters forms in Chicago.
19 - Netherlands joins League of Nations.
20 - Robert E Peary, US pole explorer North Pole apr 06 1909, dies at 63.
21 - Paris, FranceArt French composer Darius Milhaud and artist Jean Cocteau premiere their modernist ballet Le Boeuf sur le toit in.
22 - Emeryville, CaliforniaSports 1st artificial rabbit used at a dog race track (Emeryville Calif).
23 - Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer, dies at 61.
24 - Adolf Hitler advocates Anti-Semite policy in his 'programme of NSDAP'.
24 - Peace treaty gives Estonia independence.
25 - GermanyFilm The pioneering German expressionist film Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) premieres.
25 - Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73.
26 - Ludwig Rubiner, writer, dies at 38.
26 - Sports A W [Rie] Kuiper-Mastenbroek, Neth, swimmer 1936 Olympics - 3 gold, is born.
27 - Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72.
28 - Maurice Ravel's "Le tombeau de Couperin," premieres.
00 - Radio Radio station WGI in Boston initiates first known regularly scheduled radio broadcasts, eight months before the traditionally accepted "first" of regularly scheduled broadcasts claimed by KDKA in Pittsburgh. Before it became defunct in 1925, WGI billed itself as the station "where broadcasting began."
00 - Sweden World's first peaceful establishment of a social democratic government takes place. Hjalmar Branting takes over when Nils Ed?n resigns.
01 - Supreme Court finds U.S. Steel does not violate Sherman Anti-Trust law.
01 - Joseph Trumpeldor, killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack.
01 - Buriat ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted.
01 - Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Adm Horthy.
02 - Karel Cap‚k's "Loupeznik," premieres in Prague.
03 - Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs.
04 - Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece.
08 - Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69.
08 - Denmark and Cuba join the League of Nations.
10 - NHL's Quebec Bulldog Jim Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators.
13 - Wolfgang Kapp's coup attempt in Berlin fails.
16 - 1 Acre Park also known as Baby Park in the Bronx renamed Melrose Park.
18 - Greece adopts the Gregorian calendar.
19 - U.S. Senate refuses to join the League of Nations or ratify the Treaty of Versailles, maintaining an isolationist policy.
20 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld.
20 - Sports US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger.
20 - 1st flight from London to South Africa lands.
21 - Federigo Tozzi, Ital writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37.
23 - Perserikatan Communist of India (PKI) political party forms.
24 - 1st US coast guard air station established (Morehead City NC).
25 - Greek Independence Day.
27 - Johan G Danser, Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26.
27 - Hermann Muller becomes German chancellor (SPD).
28 - Film stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford marry.
28 - Thomas Masaryk elected president of Czechoslovakia.
31 - British parliament accept Irish "Home Rule"-law.
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