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Notable Historical Events - 1919

1919George Bernard Shaw's "Augustus Does His Bit" premieres in NYC

1919J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

191923rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass

1919Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

1919President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke

1919Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)

1919Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

1919Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey

1919Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times

1919Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company

1919Andrew E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites

1919Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25

19192nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Engineers CC Roslyn NY

1919NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers

1919Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy

1919US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate

1919Edsel Ford succeeds his father, Henry Ford, as president of the Ford Motor Company.

1919Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season)

1919Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship

1919US President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed

1919Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals

1919Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees

1919Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington

1919Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs

1919Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie

1919Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike.

1919 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Belorussian SSR established 
Jan 1
Edsel Ford succeeds his father, Henry Ford, as president of the Ford Motor Company. 
Jan 2
Anti-British uprising in Ireland 
Jan 2
Lithuania gains independence 
Jan 5
National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers Party 
Jan 5
Spartacus uprising in Berlin: state of siege 
Jan 7
The Industrial and Commercial Workers` Union of South Africa is founded, led by Clements Kadalie 
Jan 11
3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed 
Jan 11
Romania annexes Transylvania 
Jan 13
Dutch Soccer team OSV forms 
Jan 14
John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants 
Jan 15
2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21 
Jan 15
Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit," premieres 
Jan 15
Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st premier of Poland 
Jan 15
Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires 
Jan 15
W Collison & O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room," premieres in NYC 
Jan 15
Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps. 
Jan 16
Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of states; Nebraska is 36th 
Jan 16
18th Amendment ratified in the US to bring in prohibition; repealed in 1933 
Jan 18
WW I Peace Congress opens in Versailles, France 
Jan 18
Bentley Motors Limited is founded. 
Jan 21
Sinn Fein creates its own Free Irish parliament (dáil eireann) in Dublin, which brought about the Irish War of Independence. 
Jan 25
Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later 
Jan 30
Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army 
Jan 31
The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland. Troops deployed against protesters for fear of a Bolshevik uprising. 
Feb 1
Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert 
Feb 2
Monarchist riot in Portugal 
Feb 3
Herbert/Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady," premieres in NYC 
Feb 3
League of Nations 1st meeting (Paris) 
Feb 3
Socialist conference convenes (Berne Switzerland) 
Feb 4
City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown 
Feb 5
NL pres John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers 
Feb 6
1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike 
Feb 11
Friedrich Ebert (SPD), elected president of Germany 
Feb 14
United Parcel Service forms 
Feb 14
The Polish-Soviet War begins. 
Feb 15
American Legion organizes in Paris 
Feb 18
Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals 
Feb 19
Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris) 
Feb 20
French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt 
Feb 21
German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria 
Feb 21
Revolutionary strike in Barcelona 
Feb 23
Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini 
Feb 25
League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty 
Feb 25
Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon) 
Feb 26
Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine 
Feb 26
Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona 
Feb 27
1st public performance of Holst's "Planets" 
Feb 27
American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC) 
Mar 1
Demonstrations for Korean independence from Japan begin 
Mar 1
March 1st Movement begins in Korea. 
Mar 2
1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin 
Mar 3
1st international air mail service from US, Seattle-Victoria, BC 
Mar 3
Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike 
Mar 5
Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC 
Mar 6
NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie 
Mar 11
General strike in Germany crushed 
Mar 12
Austrian National Meeting affirms Anschluss (incorporate into Germany) 
Mar 12
George Bernard Shaw's "Augustus Does His Bit" premieres in NYC 
Mar 15
American Legion forms (Paris) 
Mar 16
Frank Wedekind's "Elius Erweckung" premieres in Hamburg 
Mar 17
Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hr day & minimum wages 
Mar 18
Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City 
Mar 23
Bashkir ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted 
Mar 23
Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy 
Mar 23
Moscow's Politburo/Central Committee forms 
Mar 29
Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic 
Mar 30
Belgian Army occupies Dusseldorf 
Mar 30
Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act 
Mar 30
Paul Claudel's "Tête d'Or" premieres in Paris 
Mar 31
Strike against Ruhrgebied government of Scheidemann 
Apr 3
Austria expels all Habsburgers 
Apr 5
Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann 
Apr 5
Polish Army executes 35 young Jews 
Apr 6
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike. 
Apr 7
1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks 
Apr 10
Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos. 
Apr 11
The International Labour Organization is founded. 
Apr 12
British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages 
Apr 13
Amritsar Massacre-British Army fires on nationalist rioters in India 
Apr 13
British forces kill 100s of Indian Nationalists (Amritsar Massacre) 
Apr 13
The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea. 
Apr 19
23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4 
Apr 19
French assembly decides on 8 hour work day 
Apr 19
Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall 
Apr 19
Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London) 
Apr 20
Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army 
Apr 23
Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season 
Apr 28
1st jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin) 
Apr 30
Phillies beat Bkln Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings 
May 1
Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages 
May 3
Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain 
May 4
1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC (Phillies beat Giants 4-3) 
May 4
FVC soccer team forms 
May 4
Giants play their 1st legal Sunday home game, 35,000 see Phils win 4-3 
May 6
Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; Ger E Africa is assigned to Britain & France, German SW Africa to South Africa 
May 8
1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane 
May 8
Appingedam soccer team forms 
May 8
Edward George Honey first proposes the idea of a moment of silence to commemorate The Armistice of World War I, which later results in the creation of Remembrance Day. 
May 10
45th Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 2:09.8 
May 10
Race riot in Charleston SC, 2 blacks killed 
May 11
Cincinnati Reds Hod Eller no-hits St Louis Cards, 6-0 
May 11
Yanks' Jack Quinn & Senators' Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie 
May 12
Yanks & Senators play 2nd straight extra inning tie, 4-4 in 15 
May 12
The Transvaal British Indian Association calls a mass meeting to organise opposition to the proposed Asiatics (Land and Trading) Amendment Act; in the Act, Transvaal Indians are prohibited from owning shares in limited companies 
May 14
45th Preakness: Johnny Loftus aboard Sir Barton wins in 1:53 
May 14
Pope Benedictus XV publishes encyclical In hac tanta 
May 15
Brooklyn Dodgers score 10 runs in 13th to beat Reds 10-0 
May 17
War Department (UK) orders use of National Star Insignia on all airplanes. 
May 19
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what was later termed the Turkish War of Independence. The anniversary of this event is the official date of commemoration of the Pontic Greek Genocide in Greece and Cyprus. 
May 20
Volcano Keluit on Java, erupts killing 550 
May 22
Andrew E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites 
May 25
Casey Stengel releases a sparrow from under his baseball cap 
May 27
1st transatlantic flight ends; US Navy flying boat takes 11 days 
May 28
Armenia declares its Independence 
May 29
Charles Strite files patent for the pop-up toaster 
May 29
Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington 
May 29
The Republic of Prekmurje founded - a short-lived, unrecognised state, which on June 6, 1919 was incorporated into the newly established Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed "Yugoslavia" in 1929). 
May 31
NC-4 aircraft commanded by AC Read completes 1st crossing of Atlantic 
May 31
Indianapolis 500: Howdy Wilcox wins in 5:40:42.930 (141.703 km/h) 
Jun 1
Rhineland Republic forms in Wiesbaden 
Jun 2
Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers) 
Jun 3
Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) organized by blacks 
Jun 4
Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill 
Jun 4
US marines invade Costa Rica 
Jun 6
Assent is given to an Act to amend the Canadian Currency Act, 1910 
Jun 6
Finland declares war on bolsheviks 
Jun 6
The Republic of Prekmurje ends. 
Jun 7
Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed. 
Jun 9
General steel strike in France 
Jun 9
Red Army captures Ufa 
Jun 11
23rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass 
Jun 11
51st Belmont: J Loftus riding Sir Barton wins in 2:17.6 & Trip Crown 
Jun 12
Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education 
Jun 14
1st nonstop air crossing of Atlantic (Alcock & Brown) leaves Newfoundland 
Jun 15
1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland 
Jun 17
"Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres 
Jun 20
German government of Scheideman resigns 
Jun 20
Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria 
Jun 20
150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. 
Jun 21
Bauer forms German government 
Jun 21
German Admiral von Reuter scuttles his own captured fleet 
Jun 23
Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) incorporates 
Jun 23
Nitti government forms in Italy 
Jun 25
1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13) 
Jun 25
Revolt of Spartacus in Hamburg 
Jun 26
NY Daily News begins publishing 
Jun 28
Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees 
Jun 28
Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed in France - also established the League of Nations 
Jul 1
US 1st class postage drops from 3 cents to 2 cents 
Jul 1
Scheveningen soccer team forms in Scheveningen 
Jul 4
ADGB (Allgemeine Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund) party forms 
Jul 4
Cincinnati Reds are 10½ games back in NL, & win World Series 
Jul 4
Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship 
Jul 5
32nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Lenglen beats Chambers (10-8 4-6 9-7) 
Jul 5
Red Sox Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a game for his 1st of 72 times 
Jul 6
British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr) 
Jul 6
William Veeck, sportswriter, replaces Fred Mitchell as Cubs president 
Jul 7
Phillies tie major league record of 8 steals in 9 inn game 
Jul 7
39th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Gerald Patterson beats N Brookes (6-3 7-5 6-2) 
Jul 8
Pres Wilson returns to NYC from Versailles Peace Conference 
Jul 10
Dutch 1st Chamber approves woman suffrage 
Jul 10
US President Woodrow Wilson personally delivers Treaty of Versailles to Senate 
Jul 11
Dutch 2nd chamber approves 8-hour day/No Sunday work 
Jul 13
Race riots in Longview & Gregg counties Texas 
Jul 13
Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield 
Jul 17
Finland adopts constitution 
Jul 17
Yanks 21 hits, Browns 17 hits Browns win 7-6 in 17, on squeeze play 
Jul 19
Following Peace Day celebrations marking the end of World War I, ex-servicemen rioted and burnt down Luton Town Hall. 
Jul 21
Anthony Fokker's establishes airplane factory at Hamburg & Amsterdam 
Jul 21
Dirigible crashes through bank skylight killing 13 (Chicago, Ill) 
Jul 22
De Falla & Massine's "Three-cornered Hat" premieres in London 
Jul 24
Race Riot in Washington DC (6 killed, 100 wounded) 
Jul 27
Chicago race riot (15 whites & 23 blacks killed, 500 injured) 
Jul 28
Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam 
Jul 31
Germany accepts Weimar Constitution 
Aug 1
Queen Wilhelmina opens 1st Air Fair in Amsterdam 
Aug 1
Treffers soccer team forms in Groesbeek 
Aug 6
1st air flight over a major body of water in Australia (Harry Butler) 
Aug 6
Romanian forces bring down Hungarian Soviet Republic in Budapest 
Aug 8
Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognise Afghanistan's independence 
Aug 10
Ukrainian National Army massacres 25 Jews in Podolia Ukraine 
Aug 11
Green Bay Packers football club founded by George Calhoun and Curly Lambeau - named after sponser Indian Packing Company 
Aug 11
Weimar Republic begins in Germany 
Aug 13
British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India; killing 350 
Aug 13
Man o'War's only defeat (Upset wins at Saratoga) 
Aug 14
White Sox Happy Felsch ties record of 4 outfield assists in a game 
Aug 14
Yankee Muddy Ruel hits into a triple-play 
Aug 18
Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois 
Aug 19
Afghanistan declares independence from UK 
Aug 20
Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for a .505 avg) 
Aug 23
"Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune 
Aug 24
Cleveland pitcher Ray Caldwell is flattened by a bolt of lightning 
Aug 25
1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London) 
Aug 28
General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa 
Aug 30
Ernst Toller's "Die Wandlung" premieres in Berlin 
Aug 31
John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago 
Aug 31
Petlyura's Ukrainian Army kills 35 members of a Jewish defense group 
Aug 31
Ukranian (Petlyura) Army recaptures Kiev 
Sep 1
Frank Wedekind's "Herakles" premieres in Munich 
Sep 2
Communist Party of America organizes in Chicago 
Sep 2
Italy agress to general voting right/proportional representation 
Sep 2
National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series 
Sep 4
39th US Men's Tennis: William M Johnston beats Wm T Tilden (6-4 6-4 6-3) 
Sep 4
British intervene in Petrograd 
Sep 4
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who founded the Republic of Turkey, gathers a congress in Sivas to make decisions as to the future of Anatolia and Thrace. 
Sep 8
Babe Ruth hits his 26th HR off Jack Quinn in NY, breaking Buck Freeman's 1899 HR mark of 25 
Sep 9
Boston's police force forms strike 
Sep 10
Indian's Ray Caldwell no-hits Yankees 3-0 
Sep 10
NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers 
Sep 10
Treaty of St Germain: Austria ends incorporation with Germany 
Sep 11
US marines invade Honduras 
Sep 13
Guy Bolton & George Middleton's "Adam & Eve," premieres in NYC 
Sep 14
British regime forbids Sinn Fein Dáil 
Sep 16
American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress 
Sep 16
Dutch Ruether beats Giants 4-3 to clinch Cincinnati 1st NL pennant 
Sep 18
Dutch second chamber accepts female suffrage 
Sep 18
Hurricane tides 16 feet above normal drown 280 along Gulf Coast 
Sep 20
2nd PGA Championship: Jim Barnes at Engineers CC Roslyn NY 
Sep 20
Babe Ruth ties Ned Williamson's major league mark of 27 HRs 
Sep 20
Booth Tarkington's "Clarence," premieres in NYC 
Sep 21
33rd US Womens Tennis: Hazel H Wightman beats M Zinderstein (6-1 6-2) 
Sep 22
-Jan 20] Steel strike in the US 
Sep 24
Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey 
Sep 25
President Woodrow Wilson is paralyzed by a stroke 
Sep 26
US President Wilson hit by a heart attack 
Sep 27
British troops withdraw from Archangelsk 
Sep 27
Democratic National Committee voted to allow female members 
Sep 27
Pitcher Bob Shawkey sets then Yank record with 15 strike-outs 
Sep 27
Babe Ruth's 29th HR is 1st of year in Wash (1st in every park in league in one season) 
Sep 28
Fastest major league game (51 mins), Giants beat Phillies 6-1 
Sep 30
Avery Hopwood's "Gold Diggers" premieres in NYC 
Sep 30
Race riot at Elaine Arkansas 
Oct 1
World Series begins as a best of 9 affair, White Sox intentionally throw this series to satisfy gamblers (Black Sox Scandal) 
Oct 2
1st edition "Volkskrant" (People's newspaper) published in Neth 
Oct 2
US President Woodrow Wilson has a stroke, leaving him partially paralyzed 
Oct 3
Reds Adolfo Luque is 1st Latin player to appear in a World Series 
Oct 3
Serbian, Croatian & Slavic parliment accord for 8 hr work day 
Oct 5
Norwegian population agrees to prohibition 
Oct 6
Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria 
Oct 6
White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series 
Oct 7
First London-Amsterdam airline service (British Aerial Transport & KLM) 
Oct 7
Fritz Kreisler & F Jacobi's "Apple Blossoms" premieres in NYC 
Oct 7
KLM, Royal Ducth Airlines, established (oldest existing airline) 
Oct 10
Richard Strauss & Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna 
Oct 11
First transcontinental air race ends 
Oct 15
14 horses begin 300-mile race from Vt to Mass for $1000 prize money 
Oct 17
Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created 
Oct 19
1st Distinguished Service Medal awarded to a woman 
Oct 19
Reds beat White Sox, 5 games to 3 in 16th World Series. This series is known as black sox scandal as 8 White Sox throw series 
Oct 23
Romberg & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC 
Oct 26
B C Hilliam's musical "Buddies" premieres in NYC 
Oct 26
Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, premieres in Queen's Hall London 
Oct 26
US President Woodrow Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden 
Oct 27
Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim 
Oct 27
US Congress sign Volstead Act 
Oct 28
Volstead Act passed by US Congress, establishing prohibition, despite President Wilson's veto 
Oct 30
Baseball league presidents call for abolishment of spitball 
Nov 5
Ir à Steringa Idzerda begins hosting "soirée-musical" on Dutch radio 
Nov 6
1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel" 
Nov 7
US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers 
Nov 10
1st observance of National Book Week 
Nov 10
American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis) 
Nov 11
Pope Benedictus XV states Roman Catholics political/business views 
Nov 12
Ross & Keith Smith start a 1 month flight from London to Australia 
Nov 14
Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia 
Nov 15
US Senate 1st invokes cloture to end a filibuster (Versailles Treaty) 
Nov 16
Admiral Horthy conquerors Budapest from Béla Kuns Soviet Republic 
Nov 18
H Tierney & J McCarthy's musical "Irene" premieres in NYC 
Nov 19
US Senate rejects (55-39) Treaty of Versailles & League of Nations 
Nov 20
1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az) 
Nov 22
15,000 men are cremated at Domela Newenhouse, Amsterdam 
Nov 22
Labor conference committee in US urges 8-hour work day & 48-hour week 
Nov 27
Peace of Neuilly-sur-Seine: Allies & Bulgaria 
Nov 28
US-born Lady Astor elected first female member of British House of Commons 
Dec 1
AA Milne's "Mr Pim Passes By" premieres in Manchester 
Dec 1
Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament 
Dec 10
NL votes to ban the spitball's use by all new pitchers 
Dec 10
NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties 
Dec 10
Nobel peace prize awarded to US president Wilson 
Dec 11
Boll weevil monument dedicated in Enterprise, Ala 
Dec 13
Ross & Smith land in Australia from a flight from London 
Dec 15
Edna St Vincent Millay's "Aria da Capo," premieres in NYC 
Dec 15
Fiume (Rijeka) declares it's Independence 
Dec 17
Austria parliament approves 8-hour day 
Dec 19
American Meteorological Society found 
Dec 20
Canadian National Railways established (N America's longest, 50,000 KM) 
Dec 20
US House of Representatives restricts immigration 
Dec 21
J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia 
Dec 22
US deports 250 alien radicals, including anarchist Emma Goldman 
Dec 23
1st hospital ship built to move wounded naval personnel launched 
Dec 23
Alice H Parker patents gas heating furnace 
Dec 26
Yankees & Red Sox reach agreement on transfer of Babe Ruth the Yankees 
Dec 27
Red Sox owner Harry Frazee announces they will deal any player except Harry Hooper, Hooper is sent to the White Sox after 1920 season 
Dec 30
Lincoln's Inn in London admits its first female bar student. 
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