Historical Events for Year 1922

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Months in Year 1922: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

Events 1 - 150 of 341

Jan 1st - Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
Jan 1st - 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 3rd - 1st living person identified on a US coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
Jan 6th - -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
Jan 9th - KQV-AM in Pittsburgh PA begins radio transmissions
Jan 9th - Rotterdam metal strike ends
Jan 11th - Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
Jan 13th - Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
Jan 13th - Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
Jan 13th - WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
Irish Nationalist Leader Michael CollinsIrish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins Jan 15th - Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st Premier
Jan 18th - Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
Jan 19th - Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
Jan 20th - Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris
Jan 21st - 1st slalom ski race run, Murren, Switzerland
Jan 24th - -54°F (-48°C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
Jan 24th - Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
Jan 24th - Lehman Caves National Monument established
Jan 26th - Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony," premieres in London
Jan 28th - American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"
Jan 28th - J E Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
Jan 28th - Knickerbocker Storm, Washington D.C.'s biggest snowfall, causes the city's greatest loss of life when the roof of the Knickerbocker Theater collapses.
Jan 29th - Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
Jan 30th - Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
Jan 30th - World Law Day, 1st celebrated
Feb 2nd - It was 2:22:22 on 2/2/22
Novelist & Poet James JoyceNovelist & Poet James Joyce Feb 2nd - James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)
Feb 4th - WGY-AM in Schenectady NY begins radio transmissions
Feb 5th - Reader's Digest magazine 1st published
Feb 6th - Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI
Feb 6th - US, UK, France, Italy & Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
Feb 7th - John Willard's "Cat & the Canary," premieres in NYC
Feb 8th - Radio arrives at the White House
Feb 9th - Italian government of Bonomi falls
Feb 9th - Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
Feb 9th - Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
Feb 11th - "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
Feb 11th - US intervention army leaves Honduras
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo MarconiInventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi Feb 15th - Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex
Feb 18th - Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
Feb 18th - WOC-AM in Davenport IA begins radio transmissions
Feb 19th - Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer
Feb 20th - Marc Connelly & George Kaufman's "To the Ladies," premieres in NYC
Feb 20th - Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
Feb 20th - WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions
Feb 21st - Airship Rome explodes at Hampton Roads Virginia; 34 die
Feb 21st - Great Britain grants Egypt independence
Feb 21st - WHK-AM in Cleveland OH begins radio transmissions
Feb 22nd - Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover Feb 27th - Commerce Sec Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference
Feb 27th - G B Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh I/II," premieres in NYC
Feb 27th - Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman's right to vote
Feb 28th - Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
Feb 28th - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
Mar 2nd - WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
Mar 2nd - WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
Mar 3rd - Italian fascists occupy Fiume & Rijeka
Mar 3rd - WWJ-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
Mar 5th - "Nosferatu" premieres in Berlin
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth Mar 6th - Babe Ruth signs 3 year contract with NY Yankees at $52,000 a year
Mar 6th - GB Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV" premieres in NYC
Mar 7th - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
Mar 7th - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
Mar 9th - Eugene O'Neill's "Hairy Ape," premieres in NYC
Mar 9th - KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions
Mar 10th - KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
Mar 10th - State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg South Africa
Mar 11th - Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games
Playwright George Bernard ShawPlaywright George Bernard Shaw Mar 13th - George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh V" premieres in NYC
Mar 13th - WRR-AM in Dallas TX begins radio transmissions
Mar 13th - NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games
Mar 14th - KGU-AM in Honolulu HI begins radio transmissions
Mar 14th - KSD-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
Mar 14th - WGR-AM in Buffalo NY begins radio transmissions
Mar 15th - 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)
Mar 16th - Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
Mar 16th - WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions
Mar 18th - 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Mar 18th - British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
Mar 18th - WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
Mar 18th - The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City.
Mar 20th - USS Langley is commissioned, US Navy's 1st aircraft carrier
Mar 20th - WIP-AM in Philadelphia PA begins radio transmissions
Mar 21st - KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
Mar 22nd - The Rand Rebellion in Southern Africa is brought to a brutal end by the police; the rebellion started as a strike by white mineworkers on and became an open armed rebellion against the state
Mar 23rd - 1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, DC
Mar 23rd - KMJ-AM in Fresno CA begins radio transmissions
Mar 23rd - WEW-AM in Saint Louis MO begins radio transmissions
Mar 24th - Grand National at Aintree sees only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish
Mar 28th - 1st microfilm device introduced
Mar 28th - Stanley Cup: Toronto St Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
Mar 30th - KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
Mar 30th - WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
Mar 31st - KFI-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
Mar 31st - Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin Apr 3rd - Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party
Apr 4th - WAAB (Baton Rouge La) becomes 1st US radio station with "W" calls
Apr 5th - KOB-AM in Albuquerque NM begins radio transmissions
Apr 5th - WDZ-AM in Decatur IL begins radio transmissions
Apr 7th - Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair
Apr 7th - Warren G. Harding's Interior Secretary, Albert B. Fall, leases the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair, setting in motion what comes to be known over the next two years as the Teapot Dome scandals
Apr 14th - Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin
29th US President Warren G. Harding29th US President Warren G. Harding Apr 15th - Banting, MacLeod & Best discover insulin
Apr 15th - The legendary Poodle Dog Restaurant closes in San Francisco
Apr 16th - Annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row
Apr 16th - German-Russia treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized
Apr 18th - Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
Apr 19th - 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:18:10
Apr 21st - The first Aggie Muster is held as a remembrance for fellow Aggies who had died in the previous year.
Apr 22nd - South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
Sharp Shooter Annie OakleySharp Shooter Annie Oakley Apr 27th - Fritz Langs "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
Apr 27th - Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR
Apr 28th - WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station
Apr 29th - 1st official Intl Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)
Apr 30th - Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0
May 1st - Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game
May 2nd - WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Fort Worth, Texas
May 3rd - Mayor Hylan closes streets for building of Yankee Stadium
May 3rd - Salt layer find at Winterswijk
May 4th - KNX-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
May 5th - Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)
May 7th - Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
May 7th - NY Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0
Astronomer Annie Jump CannonAstronomer Annie Jump Cannon May 9th - The International Astronomical Union formally adopt Annie Jump Cannon's stellar classification system, which with only minor changes, is still used today
May 10th - Dr Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
May 10th - WHB-AM in Kansas City MO begins radio transmissions
May 10th - The United States annexes the Kingman Reef in n the North Pacific Ocean
May 13th - 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
May 13th - 48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
May 16th - White Star Liner Majestic completes 5½ day maiden voyage
May 18th - Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hrs)
May 20th - "Egypt" sinks off Ushant after colliding with "Seine" killing 90
May 20th - Babe Ruth & Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY lineup & go hitless
May 21st - "On the Road to Moscow" is 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize
May 21st - Col Ruppert buys out Col Huston interest in NY Yankees for $1,500,000
May 21st - Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Anna Christie)
May 21st - Ruppert buys out Huston interest in Yankees for $15 million
May 23rd - "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances
May 23rd - Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney May 23rd - Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films
May 24th - Record temperature in Netherlands for May (35.6°C)
May 24th - Russian-Italian trade agreement signed
May 25th - Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
May 26th - Lenin suffers a stroke
May 29th - Ecuador becomes independent
May 29th - US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws
May 30th - Latvia & Vatican sign accord
May 30th - Completed Lincoln Memorial dedicated by US Chief Justice William H. Taft in front of 50,000
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin May 30th - Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Jimmy Murphy wins in 5:17:30.845 (152.057 km/h)

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