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1923Mussolini's troops occupy Corfu

1923Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin

1923Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0

1923George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan," premieres in NYC

192337th US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Mallory (6-2 6-1)

1923Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke

1923Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform

1923Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

1923Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508)

1923Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb and finds the sarcophagus

19231st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge

1923Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison

1923Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

1923Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)

1923Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star

1923Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin

1923Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Muenchen (Munich)

1923Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game

192327th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

1923Beer Hall Putsch-Nazis fail to overthrow government, 16 die/Hitler flees

1923Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1923Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Benito Mussolini

1923In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8

1923VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding

1923Firestone Co put their inflatable tires into production

1923Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2)

1923Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death

1923Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals)

1923NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs

1923Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin

1923 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Union of Socialist Soviet Republics established 
Jan 1
Britain's Railways are grouped into the Big Four: LNER, GWR, SR, and LMSR. 
Jan 2
Ku Klux Klan surprise attack on black residential area Rosewood Fla, 8 killed (compensation awarded in 1995) 
Jan 4
1st broadcast of "Barn Dance Show" (WBAP - Fort Worth Texas) 
Jan 4
Lenin's "Political Testament" calls for removal of Stalin 
Jan 7
Baltimore Sun warns of Ku Klux Klan 
Jan 8
Typography strike in Amsterdam 
Jan 9
Juan de la Cierva makes 1st autogiro (helicopter) flight, Spain 
Jan 10
Last US troops leave Rhineland (Germany) 
Jan 10
Lithuania seizes & annexes country of Memel 
Jan 11
1st Dutch Dada-evening (Theo Van Doesburg & Kurt Schwitters) 
Jan 11
French & Belgian troops occupy Ruhr to collect reparations 
Jan 17
Belgian Working people Party protest against occupied Ruhrgebied 
Jan 17
Origin of Brown lunation numbers 
Jan 18
1st radio telegraph message from Netherlands to Dutch East Indies 
Jan 19
WMC-AM in Memphis TN begins radio transmissions 
Jan 23
Taxi strike in Amsterdam begins (through March 9th) 
Jan 24
Aztec Ruins National Monument, NM established 
Jan 25
NVV donates 100,000 gulden to mine workers of Ruhrgebied 
Jan 28
1st "Reichs Party" (NSDAP) forms in Munich 
Jan 28
Demonstration against a Dutch University in Ghent 
Jan 28
NSDAP 1st election in Munich 
Jan 29
1st flight of autogiro (Juan de la Cierva, Madrid Spain) 
Feb 1
Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel 
Feb 1
Fascists Voluntary Militia forms in Italy under Benito Mussolini 
Feb 1
Noel Coward's "Young Idea," premieres in London 
Feb 2
Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio 
Feb 2
US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries 
Feb 3
The Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia founded at Pennsylvania State University. 
Feb 5
General mine strike against wage cuts in Saar 
Feb 5
Mass arrests of socialists & communists in Italy 
Feb 8
Coal mine explosion at Dawson, New Mexico kills 120 
Feb 8
German NSDAP Volkischer Beobachter newspaper becomes a daily 
Feb 9
Soviet Aeroflot airlines forms 
Feb 10
Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company 
Feb 10
Owen Davis' "Icebound," premieres in NYC 
Feb 10
SDAP speaks out against allied occupation of the Ruhr 
Feb 13
1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance," organizes 
Feb 16
Allies accept Latvia's occupation of Memel territory 
Feb 16
Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb and finds the sarcophagus 
Feb 16
US female Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard 
Feb 16
US male Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger 
Feb 17
Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals) 
Feb 18
Belgium: Borinage-mine workers strike for higher wages 
Feb 19
Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony, premieres 
Feb 19
Philip Barry's "You & I," premieres in NYC 
Feb 20
Christy Mathewson becomes pres of Boston Braves 
Feb 21
Andre Charlot's musical "Rats," premieres in London 
Feb 22
1st successful chinchilla farm in US (Los Angeles California) 
Feb 22
Transcontinental airmail service begins 
Feb 23
German Republic day with laws against worker 
Feb 23
Great Britain lowers import duty on German products from 26% to 5% 
Feb 24
Flying Scotsman goes into service 
Feb 24
Mass arrests in US of mafia 
Feb 25
Bread in Berlin rises to 2,000 mark 
Feb 26
Italian nationalist & fascists merge (blue-shirts & black-shirts) 
Feb 28
Swedish king Gustaaf V begins state visit to Netherlands 
Mar 1
Allies occupy Ruhrgebied: killing railroad striker 
Mar 3
Time magazine publishes 1st issue featuring Joseph G. Cannon (Speaker of US House of Representatives) 
Mar 3
US Senate rejects membership of the International Court of Justice, The Hague 
Mar 4
Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy) 
Mar 5
Montana & Nevada become 1st states to enact old age pension laws 
Mar 6
Cards announce their players will wear numbers on their uniforms 
Mar 9
Amsterdam taxi strike ended 
Mar 9
Elmer Rice's "Adding Machine" premieres in NYC 
Mar 9
NHL Championship: Mont Canadiens outscore Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in 2 
Mar 13
Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (NYC) 
Mar 14
Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicia in Poland 
Mar 14
German Supreme Court prohibits NSDAP (Nazi party) 
Mar 14
Pres Warren G Harding becomes 1st pres to pay taxes 
Mar 15
Lenin is hit with his 3rd stroke 
Mar 16
Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "Der Unbestechliche" premieres in Vienna 
Mar 20
Bavarian minister of interior refuses to forbid Nazi Sturm Abteilung 
Mar 20
Belgian Senate rejects Dutch University in Ghent 
Mar 21
US foreign minister Charles Hughes refuses USSR recognition 
Mar 22
The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt. 
Mar 23
Frank Silver & Irving Conn release "Yes, We Have No Bananas" 
Mar 25
British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy 
Mar 26
Stanley Cup: Ott Senators beat Vanc Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 1 
Mar 30
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, formed at Howard U in 1920, incorporates 
Mar 31
1st dance marathon-NYC-Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hrs 
Mar 31
French soldiers fire on workers at Krupp factory in Essen; 13 die 
Mar 31
Stanley Cup: Ottawa Senators (NHL) sweep Edm Eskimos (WCHL) in 2 games 
Apr 3
2 "Black Sox" sue White Sox (unsuccessfully) for back salary 
Apr 5
Firestone Co put their inflatable tires into production 
Apr 6
The first Prefects Board in Southeast Asia is formed in Victoria Institution, Malaysia. 
Apr 7
1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed (Beth Israel Hospital in NYC) by Dr K Winfield Ney 
Apr 7
Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party 
Apr 9
Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman" premieres in Dublin 
Apr 10
Hitler demands "hatred & more hatred" in Berlin 
Apr 13
Army wins 1st college three-weapon fencing championships 
Apr 14
Etienne Oehmichen sets helicopter distance record of 358 meters 
Apr 15
1st sound on film public performance shown at Rialto Theater (NYC) 
Apr 15
Insulin becomes generally available for diabetics 
Apr 17
Longest NL opening game, Phillies & Dodgers tie 5-5 in 14 
Apr 18
74,000 (62,281 paid) on hand for opening of Yankee Stadium 
Apr 18
Poland annexes Central Lithuania 
Apr 19
27th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:23:37.4 
Apr 19
New Egyptian law allows suffrage for men, except soldiers 
Apr 23
Inauguration ceremonies take place of Gdynia as a temporary military port and fishers' shelter. 
Apr 24
General harbor strike begins in NYC 
Apr 28
Wembley Stadium opens-Bolton Wanderers vs West Ham United (FA Cup) 
May 2
Senator Walter Johnson pitches his 100th shutout, beats Yanks 3-0 
May 3
1st nonstop transcontinental flight (NY-San Diego) completed 
May 4
Bloody street battles between nazis, socialist & police in Vienna 
May 4
NY state revokes Prohibition law 
May 7
Mine strike at Belgian Borinage railroad 
May 8
Hobbs scores his 100th 100, 116* v Somerset at Bath 
May 11
10 HRs hit in Phillies 20-14 victory over St Louis Cards 
May 12
49th Preakness: Benny Marinelli aboard Vigil wins in 1:53.6 
May 13
Pulitzer prize awarded to Willa Carter (One of Ours) 
May 15
Cooperation of Dutch Molen forms 
May 17
Fire during closing day ceremonies at Grover Cleveland School (SC) 
May 19
49th Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Zev wins in 2:05.4 
May 19
KPD (communist revolts) in German Ruhr cities occupied by Allies 
May 20
Stanley Baldwin, becomes PM of UK 
May 22
Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British premier 
May 23
Launch of Belgium's SABENA airline: first flight from Brussels to Lympne, England 
May 25
Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader 
May 26
1st Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance is run 
May 26
Socialist Workers Youth International forms in Hamburg 
May 28
Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere 
May 28
US unemployment has nearly ended 
May 30
Howard Hanson's 1st Symphony "Nordic" premieres 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Tommy Milton wins in 5:31:19.618 (145.718 km/h) 
May 31
China & USSR exchange diplomats 
May 31
The South African Indian Congress (SAIC) forms in Durban, South Africa, with Omar Hajee Amod Jhaveri as President. 
Jun 1
NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score in every inning 
Jun 6
Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison 
Jun 9
55th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Zev wins in 2:19 
Jun 9
Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans 
Jun 9
Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown 
Jun 12
Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC 
Jun 14
Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane) 
Jun 15
Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post & railroad strike 
Jun 15
58th British Golf Open: Arthur Havers shoots a 295 at Troon Golf Club 
Jun 16
Sun Yat Sen founds military academy 
Jun 19
Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts 
Jun 19
Baldwin-Mellon-agreement concerning Britain entering the war 
Jun 21
Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud 
Jun 24
Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied 
Jun 27
Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane 
Jun 28
Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th 
Jun 28
Queen Wilhelmina & Prince Henry of the Netherlands state visit to London 
Jun 30
New Zealand claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica 
Jul 1
1st permanent radio network-AT&T (WEAF NY & WMAF Mass) 
Jul 3
Dockers' strike in Hull/Grimsby/Cardiff/Bristol over to London 
Jul 4
Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jul 6
36th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats K McKane (6-2 6-2) 
Jul 6
Rail crash on New Zealand's main trunk line; 17 killed and 28 injured 
Jul 7
43rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: William Johnston beats F Hunter (60 63 61) 
Jul 7
Cleve Indians beat Boston Red Sox 27-3 with 13 runs in 6th inning 
Jul 7
University of Delaware invents "junior year abroad" (at Sorbonne) 
Jul 8
Harding becomes 1st sitting president to visit Alaska (Metlakahtla) 
Jul 8
Walter Mittelholzer flies Junkers F-13 to Spitsbergen/Oostland 
Jul 10
2-pound hailstones kill 23 & many cattle (Rostov, Russia) 
Jul 10
All non-fascist parties dissolved in Italy 
Jul 11
Harry Frazee, sells Red Sox to Ohio businessmen for $1M 
Jul 13
Draft law passes 
Jul 13
The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949. 
Jul 15
27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY 
Jul 15
Italian parliament accepts new constitution 
Jul 17
Carl Mays gave up 13 runs & 20 hits in 13-0 lose to Indians 
Jul 18
British House of Lords accepts new divorce law 
Jul 19
WRC-AM in Washington DC begins radio transmissions 
Jul 20
Yanks hit into a triple-play but beat A's 9-2 
Jul 21
Phillies score 12 in 6th & beat Cubs 17-4 
Jul 22
Walter Johnson becomes 1st to strikeout 3,000 (en route to 3,508) 
Jul 24
Allied Powers & Turkey sign peace treaty, Lausanne 
Jul 25
German mark devalued to 600,000 Mark=$1 
Jul 29
Albert Einstein speaks on pacifism in Berlin 
Jul 29
KPD holds struggle day against fascism, in Germany 
Jul 30
New Zealand claims Ross Dependency 
Jul 31
Belgian Chamber discusses bilinguality at Ghent University 
Aug 3
Baseball games cancelled following the death of President Harding 
Aug 3
VP Calvin Coolidge becomes 30th US President upon death of President Warren G. Harding 
Aug 5
1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan) 
Aug 9
NY State Golf Association formed 
Aug 11
Dutch Premier de Geer resigns 
Aug 12
Dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances 
Aug 12
Enrico Tiraboschi is 1st to swim English Channel westward 
Aug 13
Gustav Stresemann becomes premier of German coalition government 
Aug 13
Turkish National Congress selects Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Pasja as president 
Aug 13
US Steel Corp initiates 8-hour work day 
Aug 15
Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State 
Aug 15
Mexico & US reaches accord over oil concession of 1917 
Aug 18
37th US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Mallory (6-2 6-1) 
Aug 20
London dock strike ends 
Aug 22
Paavo Nurmi runs world record mile (4:10.4) 
Aug 23
Capt. Lowell Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performed the first mid-air refueling on De Havilland DH-4B, setting an endurance flight record of 37 hours. 
Aug 24
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3 mile (14:11.2) 
Aug 31
League of Nations gives Belgium mandate of Ruanda-Urundi (was German) 
Aug 31
Mussolini's troops occupy Corfu 
Sep 1
18th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1), for their 4th straight Davis Cup 
Sep 1
7.9 earthquake strikes Tokyo & Yokohama, kills 142,000 
Sep 3
Dorothys Donelly's "Poppy" premieres in NYC 
Sep 4
A Charlot & N Coward's revue "London Calling" premieres in London 
Sep 4
NY Yankee Sad Sam Jones no-hits Phila A's, 2-0 
Sep 4
Maiden flight of the first U.S. airship, the USS Shenandoah. 
Sep 5
Flyweights Gene LaRue & Kid Pancho KO each other simultaneously 
Sep 6
Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands celebrates her silver jubilee 
Sep 7
Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Phila A's, 4-0 
Sep 7
Interpol forms in Vienna 
Sep 7
Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23 
Sep 8
Honda Point Disaster: nine US Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast. Seven are lost. 
Sep 9
Albin Stenroos runs world record 20 km (1:07:11.2) 
Sep 10
Irish Free state joins League of Nations 
Sep 11
After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires next 27 Yanks 
Sep 11
Bernie Neis, hits the 1,000th Dodger home run 
Sep 11
ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over NY's tallest skyscraper, Woolworth Tower 
Sep 12
Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co 
Sep 13
With Spain's king Alfonso XIII assist, army coup under de Rivera 
Sep 14
Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title 
Sep 14
Miguel Primo de Rivera becomes dictator of Spain 
Sep 14
Red Sox 1st baseman George Burns pulls off an unassisted triple play 
Sep 15
43rd US Mens Tennis: William T Tilden beats W M Johnston (6-4 6-1 6-4) 
Sep 15
Bill Tilden wins US Lawn Tennis Open 
Sep 15
Gov Walton of Oklahoma declares state of siege because of KKK terror 
Sep 17
Sutton Vane's "Outward Bound," premieres in London 
Sep 19
Ernst Tollers "Hinkemann," premieres in Leipzig 
Sep 23
80,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against Fleet law 
Sep 24
Premiere of 1st celluloid film "Das Leben auf dem Dorfe" (Berlin) 
Sep 26
Stresemann government ends resistance against occupiers in Ruhrgebied 
Sep 27
Italian troops leave occupied Korfu 
Sep 27
NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 1st of his 493 HRs 
Sep 28
Abyssinia (Ethiopia) leaves League of Nations 
Sep 28
Radio Times 1st published 
Sep 28
Yanks slaughter Red Sox 24-4 
Sep 29
6th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Pelham CC Pelham NY 
Sep 29
Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public 
Sep 30
Canton Bulldogs win 1st on way to 17-0 season 
Oct 2
British occuping army leaves Constantinople 
Oct 2
Harry Heilmann goes 2-for-2, sit out rest of season, except for a pinch single on final day, hitting .403 
Oct 3
Germany's Stresemann resigns 
Oct 4
Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision 
Oct 5
Edwin Hubble identifies Cepheid variable star 
Oct 6
1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies) 
Oct 6
2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms 
Oct 6
US lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record) 
Oct 6
USSR adopts experimental calendar 
Oct 7
Yankees Everett Scott runs his consecutive-game streak to 1,138 
Oct 10
Saxony gets Social Democratic & Communist coalition government 
Oct 10
NY Giants & NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium 
Oct 11
Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs in a World Series game 
Oct 11
German Mark falls to 10 billion per £, 4 billion per $ 
Oct 12
NY Giant's Casey Stengel HR beats Yanks 1-0 in World Series 
Oct 13
Angora (Ankara) becomes Turkey's capital 
Oct 15
NY Yankees 1st World Series win beating NY Giants, 4 games to 2 
Oct 16
Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded 
Oct 16
John Harwood patents self-winding watch (Switzerland) 
Oct 17
Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens 
Oct 19
Ban Johnson persuades AL owners to prohibit boxing in their parks 
Oct 19
Beierse government refuses to prohibit NSDAP newspaper Völkischer Beobachter 
Oct 21
1st planetarium opens at Deutsche Museum in Munich 
Oct 23
Babe Ruth makes a postseason exhibition appearance in a Giants uniform 
Oct 23
Giants defeat Balt Orioles 9-0 to benefit former Giants owner John Day 
Oct 24
Gen Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship 
Oct 25
Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal 
Oct 26
Dutch second Chamber rejects Fleet laws (50-49 vote) 
Oct 26
Dutch Government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck resigns 
Oct 29
Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City 
Oct 29
Army move SPD/KPD-government to German part of Saxon 
Oct 29
Textile strike in Enschede Neth, against lower wages, begins 
Oct 29
Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire) 
Oct 31
160 consecutive days of 100 degrees F begin at Marble Bar, Australia 
Nov 1
Bruno E Lucander forms Aero E/Y (Finnair) 
Nov 2
Bloody street fights in Aken (pro-French separatists driven) 
Nov 2
Stresemann's SPD-ministers in Germany, step down 
Nov 6
USSR adopts experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks" 
Nov 8
Hitler stages unsuccessful "Beer Hall Putsch" in Muenchen (Munich) 
Nov 9
Beer Hall Putsch-Nazis fail to overthrow government, 16 die/Hitler flees 
Nov 10
German ex-crown prince flees Netherlands for Germany 
Nov 11
Eternal flame lit for tomb of unknown solder, Arc de Triumph 
Nov 12
In Germany, Adolf Hitler is arrested for attempt to sieze power Nov 8 
Nov 14
Kentaro Suzuki completes his ascent of Mount Iizuna. 
Nov 19
Béla Bartòk's "Tancsuite" premieres 
Nov 20
Garrett Morgan invents & patents traffic signal 
Nov 20
Rentenmark replaces the Papiermark as the official currency of Germany at the exchange rate of one Rentenmark to One Trillion (One Billion on the long scale) Papiermark 
Nov 22
Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death 
Nov 23
German army commander Gen Von Seeckt bans NSDAP & KPD 
Nov 23
Germany's Stresemann government falls to SPD 
Nov 24
Radio Belgium's 1st transmission 
Nov 30
Dutch Catholic minority government of Wilhelm Marx forms 
Dec 1
CFL Grey Cup: Queen's U beats Regina 54-0 at Toronto 
Dec 3
1st Congressional open session broadcast via radio (Wash DC) 
Dec 4
Cecil B DeMille's 1st version of "Ten Commandments" premieres 
Dec 4
WEAF radio begins broadcasting Eveready Hour (variety show) 
Dec 6
1st US Presidential address broadcast on radio by President Calvin Coolidge 
Dec 8
German-US friendship treaty signed 
Dec 8
Labour/Liberals win British parliament 
Dec 8
Salary & price freeze in Germany 
Dec 10
Polish government of Grabski forms 
Dec 14
Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings) 
Dec 17
Greek king George II overthrown by army/republic 
Dec 18
International zone of Tangier set up in Morocco 
Dec 21
Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation 
Dec 22
Bill Ponsford & Edgar Mayne make 456 opening stand for Vict 
Dec 23
Yankees pitcher Carl Mays sold to Reds for $85,000 
Dec 25
Imperial Theater opens at 249 W 45th St NYC 
Dec 27
Unsuccessful attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan 
Dec 28
George Bernard Shaw's "St Joan," premieres in NYC 
Dec 31
1st transatlantic radio broadcast of a voice, Pittsburgh-Manchester 
Dec 31
BBC begins using Big Ben chime ID 
Dec 31
H Tierney/J McCarthy's musical "Kid Boots," premieres in NYC 
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