1920 q4 Timeline
01 - Shady investment entrepreneur Charles Ponzi is indicted on multiple fraud counts, and the term "Ponzi Scheme" is coined to refer to pyramid scams.
01 - Dutch law provides for an 8 hour working day.
02 - Only tripleheader of century (Reds win 13-4, 7-3 then Pirates win 6-0).
02 - Max Bruch, composer, dies at 82.
03 - NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games.
03 - Browns 1st baseman George Sisler gets his record 257th hit of season.
06 - 1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln.
06 - Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56.
08 - Trans-continental air mail service, from New York to San Francisco, daylight flying only. The mail is transferred to trains at night. The trip took 72 hours at best.
08 - Maxie Herber, Germany, figure skater pairs 1936 Olympics gold, is born.
09 - 1st World Series game in Cleveland, Indians win 2-1.
10 - Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play.
10 - Indians' Elmer Smith hits baseball's 1st World Series grand slam.
10 - Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie.
10 - Italy annexes South Tirol (Alto Adige).
12 - USASports Thoroughbred Man O' War, a.k.a. "Big Red," beats Triple Crown winner Sir Barton in Ontario, Canada, in one of history's most celebrated horse matches. Man O' War was retired to stud after this race, after having won 20 of 21 contests. Though winning the Preakness and Belmont stakes, the dominant horse of the decade did not run in the Kentucky Derby.
12 - Soccer team Quick '20 forms.
12 - Construction begins on Holland Tunnel connecting NJ and NYC.
12 - Cleveland Indians beat Brooklin Dodgers, 5 games to 2 in 17th World Series.
13 - World Series celebration in Wade Park brings out 50,000+ Clevelanders.
14 - USARadio WRUC, Union College, Schenectady, the first college radio station goes on the air. It starts weekly programs on oct 15 1920.
14 - Part of Petsamo province ceded by Soviet Union to Finland.
16 - Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56.
17 - John Reed, U.S. communist and leftist symbol of the prior decade, dies in Russia.
19 - Membership in the Communist Party ruled grounds for deportation by New York judge.
20 - "1st Year" with Frank Craven premieres in NYC.
23 - Chicago grand jury indicts Abe Attell, Hal Chase, & Bill Burns as go-betweens in Black Sox World Series scandal.
27 - Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins.
27 - League of Nations moves headquarters in Geneva.
29 - USASports Chicago Grand Jury indicts 13 more in Black Sox Scandal.
29 - Johann Ernst Perabo, composer, dies at 74.
29 - Ed Barrow appointed GM of NY Yankees.
31 - Romania annexes Bessarabia.
00 - USALabor Estimated 1 million people on official strikes in U.S.
02 - Andr? Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73.
06 - Eugene O'Neill's play The Emperor Jones premieres on Broadway.
08 - Shiome Ansky dies
08 - Baseball meeting to depose Ban Johnson is set for Nov 12th.
08 - Actress Edna Lewis Thomas debuts at Putnam Theatre Brooklyn.
08 - Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57.
10 - George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House," premieres in NYC.
12 - Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis elected 1st baseball commissioner.
13 - Hudson River frozen at Albany .
14 - American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards.
15 - Free City of Danzig forms under League of Nations protection.
15 - League of Nations holds 1st meeting, in Geneva.
15 - Ernst Toller's "Massen und Menschen," premieres in Neurenberg.
16 - White Russians defeated in final battle of Russian Civil War,
16 - 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn.
18 - Soviet Russia issues Decree of Abortion; first nation to legalize the practice.
18 - Apollo Theater (Academy, Bryant) opens at 221 W 42nd St NYC.
20 - Nobel Peace Prize awarded to US president Woodrow Wilson.
21 - "Bloody Sunday" in Ireland: 12 Irish, 14 British murdered
21 - Italy Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna.
21 - Karel Cap‚k's "Vec Makropulos," premieres in Prague.
21 - William James Robjohn, composer, dies at 77.
21 - Caryl Florio, composer, dies at 77.
25 - TexasSports | Radio Thanksgiving day. WTAW-AM radio of College Station broadcasts first live play-by-play of a football game (Texas U. vs. Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas). The first football game broadcast occurred earlier on nov 23 1919 of Texas A &; M over University of Texas 7-0.
25 - 1st Thanksgiving Parade (Phila).
25 - WTAW of College Station, Tx, broadcast 1st football play-by-play.
00 - IndiaPolitics Nagpur Congress session adopts Gandhi's resolution, declaring the object of the Congress to be attainment of Swaraj by the people of India by all legitimate and peaceful means.
03 - Turkey & Armenia agree to peace treaty.
04 - 1st Pro football playoff game Buffalo-7, Canton-3 at Polo Grounds.
04 - 8th CFL Grey Cup: U of Toronto defeats Toronto Argonauts, 16-3.
05 - Pro football playoff game Akron & Buffalo 0-0 tie, title undecided.
06 - Karel Kovarovic, composer, dies at 57.
07 - USPD-KPD parties merge into Vereinigte Communist Party of Germany.
12 - Maurice Ravels ballet "La Valse," premieres in Paris.
12 - Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75.
12 - Paul Lacome, composer, dies at 82.
13 - League of Nations establishes International Court of Justice in The Hague.
13 - Netherland breaks contact with kingdom of Serbia, Croatia & Slavia.
13 - F Pease's interferometer measures 1st stellar diameter (Betelgeuse).
14 - Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title.
16 - Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies.
17 - South Africa receives League of Nations mandate over SW Africa.
17 - British Empire receives League of Nations mandate to Nauru.
17 - AL votes to let spitball pitchers to continue using it.
17 - Japan receives League of Nations mandate over Pacific islands.
18 - 1st US postage stamps printed without the words United States or US.
19 - 1st US indoor curling rink opens (Brookline, Mass).
20 - Bert Collins scores 104 on Test Cricket debut v England SCG.
20 - Bob Hope becomes an American citizen.
21 - Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death.
21 - Jerome Kern/BG DeSylva's musical "Sally," premieres in NYC.
23 - King George V signs Home Rule Act.
23 - Ireland divided into 2 parts, each with its own parliament.
24 - Opera tenor Enrico Caruso sings his last performance "La Juive", at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
29 - Yugoslav government bans communist party.
29 - The netherlands/Venezuela recover diplomatic relations.
31 - Roy Park makes 1st-ball duck in only Test Cricket inn, v Eng at MCG.
31 - Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43.
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