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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1922 AD


January 1: Vancouver, BC starts driving on the right side of road
January 3: 1st living person identified on a U.S. coin (Thomas E Kirby) on the Alabama Centennial half-dollar
January 6: Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
January 9: KQV-AM in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania begins radio transmissions
January 9: Rotterdam metal strike ends
January 11: Insulin 1st used to treat diabetes (Leonard Thompson, 14, of Canada)
January 13: Buck Weaver, a Black Sox, applies unsuccessfully for reinstatement
January 13: Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments ended
January 13: WHA-AM in Madison WI begins radio transmissions
January 15: Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st premier
January 18: Irish author Liam O'Flaherty and others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
January 19: Geological survey says U.S. oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
January 20: Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris
January 21: 1st slalom ski race run, Murren, Switzerland
January 24: -54 degrees F (-48 degrees C), Danbury, Wisconsin (state record)
January 24: Eskimo Pie patented by Christian K Nelson of Iowa (not an Eskimo)
January 24: Lehman Caves National Monument established
January 26: Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony," premieres in London
January 28: American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"
January 28: J. E. Clair turns Green Bay franchise back to NFL
January 29: Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dissolved
January 30: Ted McDonald takes 8-58 in big Victorian win over NSW
January 30: World Law Day, 1st celebrated


February 2: It was 2:22:22 on 2/2/22
February 2: James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)
February 4: WGY-AM in Schenectady New York begins radio transmissions
February 5: Reader's Digest magazine 1st published
February 6: Cardinal Achille Ratti elected Pope Pius XI
February 6: U.S., U.K., France, Italy and Japan sign Washington naval arms limitation
February 7: John Willard's "Cat and the Canary," premieres in New York City
February 8: Radio arrives at the White House
February 9: Italian government of Bonomi falls
February 9: Snow on Mauna Loa, Hawaii
February 11: "April Showers" by Al Jolson hits #1
February 11: U.S. intervention army leaves Honduras
February 15: Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex
February 18: Kenesaw Mountain Landis resigns his judgeship to work for baseball
February 18: WOC-AM in Davenport, Iowa begins radio transmissions
February 19: Ed Wynn becomes 1st talent to sign as a radio entertainer
February 20: Marc Connelly and George Kaufman's "To the Ladies," premieres in New York City
February 20: Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
February 20: WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions
February 21: Airship Rome explodes at Hampton Roads Virginia; 34 die
February 21: Great Britain grants Egypt independence
February 21: WHK-AM in Cleveland OH begins radio transmissions
February 22: Congress authorizes Grant Memorial $1 gold coin
February 27: Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover convenes 1st National Radio Conference
February 27: G. B. Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh I/II," premieres in New York City
February 27: Supreme Court unanimously upheld 19th amend woman's right to vote
February 28: Egypt regains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
February 28: English princess Mary marries viscount Lascelles
February 28: KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions


March 2: WBAP-AM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
March 2: WLW-AM in Cincinnati OH begins radio transmissions
March 3: Italian fascists occupy Fiume and Rijeka
March 3: WWJ-AM in Detroit Michigan begins radio transmissions
March 5: "Nosferatu" premieres in Berlin
March 6: Babe Ruth signs 3 years at $52,000 a year New York Yankee contract
March 6: GB Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh III/IV," premieres in New York City
March 7: U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
March 7: U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
March 9: Eugene O'Neill's "Hairy Ape," premieres in New York City
March 9: KJR-AM in Seattle Washington begins radio transmissions
March 10: KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions
March 10: State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg, South Africa
March 11: Western Hockey Championship: Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA) sweep Regina Capitals, in 2 games
March 13: George Bernard Shaws "Back to Methusaleh V," premieres in New York City
March 13: NHL Championship: Ottawa Senators outscore Toronto St. Pats, 5 to 4, in 2 games
March 13: WRR-AM in Dallas Texas begins radio transmissions
March 14: KGU-AM in Honolulu Hawaii begins radio transmissions
March 14: KSD-AM in Saint Louis Missouri begins radio transmissions
March 14: WGR-AM in Buffalo New York begins radio transmissions
March 15: 1st southern radio station begins (WSB, Atlanta Georgia)
March 16: Sultan Fuad I crowned king of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
March 16: WKY-AM in Oklahoma City OK begins radio transmissions
March 18: 1st intercollegiate indoor polo championship (Princeton vs Yale)
March 18: British magistrates in India sentence Mohandas K. Gandhi to 6 years in prison for disobedience
March 18: WBT-AM in Charlotte North Carolina begins radio transmissions
March 20: USS Langley is commissioned, Navy's 1st aircraft Carrier
March 20: WIP-AM in Philadelphia Pennsylvania begins radio transmissions
March 21: KGW-AM in Portland OR begins radio transmissions
March 22: British court sentences Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison
March 23: 1st airplane lands at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
March 23: KMJ-AM in Fresno California begins radio transmissions
March 23: WEW-AM in Saint Louis Missouri begins radio transmissions
March 24: Grand National at Aintree sees only 3 horses out of 32 starters finish
March 28: 1st microfilm device introduced
March 28: Stanley Cup: Toronto St. Pats (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2
March 30: KGY-AM in Olympia WA begins radio transmissions
March 30: WWL-AM in New Orleans LA begins radio transmissions
March 31: KFI-AM in Los Angeles California begins radio transmissions
March 31: Prince Hendrik opens trade fair building in Amsterdam


April 3: Stalin appointed General Secretary of Communist Party
April 4: WAAB (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) becomes 1st U.S. radio station with "W" calls
April 5: KOB-AM in Albuquerque, New Mexico begins radio transmissions
April 5: WDZ-AM in Decatur, Illinois begins radio transmissions
April 7: Naval Reserve #3, "Teapot Dome," leased to Harry F Sinclair
April 14: Republic rebels occupies 4 government courts in Dublin
April 15: Banting, MacLeod and Best discover insulin
April 15: Poodle Dog Restaurant closes
April 16: Annie Oakley sets record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row
April 16: German-Russia treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized
April 18: Netherlands soccer team defeats Denmark 2-0
April 19: 26th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:18:10
April 22: South Ossetian Autonomous Region forms in Georgian SSR
April 27: Fritz Langs "Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
April 27: Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR
April 28: WOI (Ames, Iowa) country's 1st licensed educational radio station
April 29: 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)
April 30: Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0


May 1: Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game
May 2: WBAP-AM begins broadcasting from Ft. Worth Texas
May 3: Mayor Hylan closes streets for building of Yankee Stadium
May 3: Salt layer find at Winterswijk
May 4: KNX-AM in Los Angeles, California begins radio transmissions
May 5: Construction begins on Yankee Stadium
May 7: Belgian soccer team defeats Netherlands: 1-2
May 7: New York Giant Jesse Barnes no-hits Phillies, 2-0
May 10: Dr. Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
May 10: WHB-AM in Kansas City Missouri begins radio transmissions
May 13: 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
May 13: 48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
May 16: White Star Line Majestic completes 5 day maiden voyage
May 18: Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hours)
May 20: Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel, suspended on October 16, 1921, by Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, return to the New York lineup and go hitless
May 20: "Egypt" sinks off Ushant after colliding with "Seine," killing 90
May 21: "On the Road to Moscow" is 1st cartoon to receive a Pulitzer Prize
May 21: Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Anna Christie)
May 23: "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances
May 23: Harry Greb gave Gene Tunney his only professional boxing defeat
May 23: Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films
May 24: Record temperature in Netherlands for May (35.6 degrees C)
May 24: Russian-Italian trade agreement signed
May 25: Babe Ruth suspended 1 day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump
May 26: Lenin suffers a stroke
May 29: Ecuador becomes independent
May 29: U.S. Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws
May 30: Cubs swap Max Flack for Cards Cliff Heathcote during middle of doubleheader. Both play for both teams that day
May 30: Latvia and Vatican sign accord
May 30: Lincoln Memorial dedicated


June 2: Suffy McInnis (1st base) ends an errorless string of 1,700 chances
June 10: 54th Belmont: C H Miller aboard Pillory wins in 2:18.8
June 12: German Reich president Friedrich Ebert visits Munich
June 12: St. Louis Brown Hub Pruett strikes out Babe Ruth 3 straight times
June 12: St. Louis gets record 10 hits in a row and beats Phillies 14-8
June 13: Longest attack of hiccups begins Charlie Osborne, 98 hiccupped over 435 million times before it stops, He dies 11 months after it stops
June 14: 5th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Oakmont CC Oakmont Pa
June 14: Charles Hoffner wins PGA golf tournament
June 14: President Harding is 1st U.S. president to use radio, dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore
June 16: Henry Berliner demonstrates his helicopter to U.S. Bureau of Aeronautics
June 19: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:28.2)
June 23: 57th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 300 at Royal St. George
June 24: AFPA changes name to NFL, Chicago Staleys become Chicago Bears
June 27: Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)


July 5: 1st general election in Netherlands
July 5: Uprising of social righteousness in Rio de Janeiro
July 5: Women 1st vote in Dutch elections, Christian parties win
July 6: Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
July 8: 35th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats M Mallory (62 60)
July 9: Johnny Weissmuller swims 1st 100 m free style under 1 minute
July 15: 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in U.S., at New York zoo
July 15: 26th U.S. Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill
July 17: Curacao harbor workers begin strike under Felix Chacuto
July 17: Ty Cobb gets 5 hits in a game for record 4th time in a year
July 20: Togo made a mandate of League of Nations
July 22: Cards enter 1st place, marks 1st time both St. Louis teams are on top
July 25: AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA and WFAN)
July 27: International Geographical Union forms in Brussels
July 31: 18-year-old Ralph Samuelson rides world's 1st water skis (Minn)
July 31: Italy's general strike against fascist violence


August 1: Hendrikus Colijn becomes political editor-in-chief of The Standard
August 2: China, hit by a typhoon; about 60,000 die
August 4: Female 1st baseman Lizzie Murphy plays on AL all-star team
August 8: Italian general strike broken by fascist terror
August 8: Pirates set record of 46 hits in a doubleheader (against Phillies)
August 12: Dedication of Frederick Douglas' home in Washington D.C. as national shrine
August 14: 1st "old time" musicians broadcasted on radio (Jenkins-WSB Atlanta)
August 16: AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (New York City)
August 19: 36th U.S. Womens Tennis: Molla B Mallory beats Helen Wills Moody (63 61)
August 20: 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris
August 21: Curly Lambeau and Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise
August 24: 1st Phillie to hit for cycle (Cy Williams)
August 25: Cubs beat Phillies 26-23 in highest scoring major-league game
August 26: Japanese cruiser Niitaka leaves in storm at Kamchatka, 300 killed
August 27: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 3000m (8:28.6)
August 28: 1st Walker Cup: U.S. beats England 8-4
August 28: Albert von Tilzer and Neville Fleesons musical premieres in New York City
August 28: WEAF in New York City airs 1st radio commercia, Queensboro Realty, $100 for 10 minutes
August 30: Babe Ruth is thrown out of a game for 5th time in 1922


September 1: New York City law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"
September 2: President Ebert declares "Deutschland uber alas" as German national anthem
September 4: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000m (5:26.3)
September 5: 17th Davis Cup: USA beats Australasia in New York (4-1)
September 5: Yankees final game at Polo Grounds (played there 7 years)
September 6: 42nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Wm T Tilden beats Wm M Johnston 46 36 62 63 64
September 9: St. Louis Brown "Baby Doll" Jacobson hits 3 triples beating Tigers 16-0
September 9: Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens
September 9: William T. Cosgrave replaces Irish premier Collins
September 10: Largest Polo Grounds crowd see Meusel, Ruth and Gehrig consecutive home runs
September 11: British mandate of Palestine begins
September 11: Yankees play their farewell home game in Polo Grounds win doubleheader
September 12: Paavo Nurmi runs world record 5000m (14:35.4)
September 13: 136.4 degrees F (58 degrees C), El Aziziyah, Libya in shade (world record)
September 15: Catcher Butch Henline is 1st NLer to hit 3 home runs in a game since 1897
September 16: 42nd U.S. Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats W M Johnston (46 36 62 63 64)
September 16: Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
September 17: Bicyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
September 17: Radio Moscow begins transmitting (12 KWs-most powerful station)
September 18: 2nd government of Ruys de Beerenbrouck installed in Netherlands
September 18: Browns George Sisler's 41-game hit streak is stopped by New York's Joe Bush
September 18: Hungary admitted to League of Nations
September 19: Queen Wilhelmina's takes Dutch throne with 119 word speech
September 20: Goodman and Atteridge's musical "Passing Show," premieres in New York City
September 20: Rogers Hornsby ends hitting streak of 33 games
September 21: President Warren G Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
September 23: B Brechts "Drum in the Night," premieres in Germany
September 24: Neurenberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
September 24: Roger Hornsby sets NL home run mark at 42
September 25: Giants beat St. Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
September 27: King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
September 28: Mussolini marches on Rome
September 29: Mussolini ask Vatican for support of fascist party program
September 30: Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
September 30: New York Yankees clinch pennant #2, beating Boston 3-1


October 1: Former Chicago Staleys play 1st NFL game as Chicago Bears, win 6-0
October 1: Rogers Hornsby's 3-for-5 ups avg to .401
October 3: 1st facsimile photo send over city telephone lines, Washington, D.C.
October 3: Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes 1st woman in Senate
October 4: For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ and WGY)
October 4: Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
October 5: Yankees and Giants play an infamous 3-3 tie World Series game
October 6: Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslovakia
October 7: 1st radio link, WNJ (Newark) and WGY (Senectady) link for World Series
October 7: Landis insists Game 4 of World Series be played despite heavy rain
October 7: Oud-burgem of Rotterdam Zimmerman becomes High Comm's of Austria
October 8: New York Giants beat Yankees, 4 games to 0, with a tie in 19th World Series
October 11: 1st woman FBI "special investigator" appointed (Alaska Davidson)
October 11: Turkey and Greece sign cease fire
October 14: 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in New York City
October 14: 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens, on Third Avenue New York City
October 17: Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
October 18: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) forms
October 20: Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place
October 22: Lucerne Street in Bronx named
October 22: Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
October 23: Channing Pollock's "Fool," premieres in New York City
October 23: Conservative A Bonar forms new government in England
October 24: German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
October 24: Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
October 26: Italian government resigns under pressure from fascists and Benito Mussolini
October 27: 1st commemoration of Navy Day
October 27: Dutch 2nd Chamber votes for child labor laws
October 28: 1st coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game
October 28: Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government
October 30: Anxious to compete with the Yankees, the New York Giants pay $65,000 and 3 players for Jack Bentley (hits .349 and is 13-1 as pitcher in 1922)
October 30: Mussolini forms government in Italy
October 31: Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) becomes premier of Italy
October 31: Karel and Josef Capek's "World We Live In," premieres in New York City


November 1: Ottoman Empire abolished
November 1: Queen Wilhelmina opens Dutch Historical Maritime museum in Amsterdam
November 2: Allies deliberate over German mark
November 2: Australian Qantas airways begins service
November 3: Greek parliament bans prince Andreas for life
November 4: Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamen in Egypt
November 5: Demonstration for a Dutch University in Ghent
November 6: King George V proclaims Irish Free state
November 11: Largest U.S. flag displayed (150' X 90') expanded in 1939 (270' X 90')
November 13: Black Renaissance begins Harlem NY
November 13: George Cohan's musical "Little Nellie Kelly," premieres in New York City
November 13: Marc Connelly/George Kaufman's "'49ers," premieres in New York City
November 14: BBC begins domestic radio service from 2LO at Marconi House
November 14: German Reichs Chancellor Joseph Wirth term ends
November 15: British Conservative wins election/Labour 2nd party
November 16: Pope Pius XI calls on Belgian people to unite
November 16: Turkish kalief/sultan Mehmed VI asks British army for help
November 17: Turkish sultan Mehmed VI flees to Malta on British warship
November 18: Turkish National Assembly nominates Abdul Medjid kalief
November 19: Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent
November 20: Zoe Akins' "Texas Nightingale," premieres in New York City
November 21: Rebecca L. Felton sworn in as 1st female U.S. Senator
November 22: British Labour party selects Ramsay MacDonald as leader
November 22: Library Ave in Bronx named
November 22: Wilhelm Cuno forms new German government
November 24: Italian parliament gives Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
November 25: Archaeologist Howard Carter enters King Tut's tomb
November 25: Japanese crown prince Hirohito appointed prince-regent
November 28: 6 old minsters in Greece, executed
November 28: Captain Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (New York City) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called
November 30: 1st speed test of 1st genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho
November 30: Hitler speaks to 50,000 national-socialists in Munich


December 1: 1st skywriting over US-"Hello USA"-by Captain Turner, RAF
December 1: Polish state chief marshal Jozef Pilsudski, resigns
December 2: 10th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 13-1
December 3: 1st successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in New York City
December 4: Lucille Atcherson, becomes 1st woman Legation Secretary-U.S. foreign service
December 6: 1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation
December 6: 1st electric power line commercial carrier in U.S., Utica, New York
December 9: Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
December 10: Nobel awarded to Fridtjof Nansen, Niels Bohr and Albert Einstein
December 10: Pete Henry makes longest known NFL drop-kicked field goal, 45 yards
December 13: Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players' sleeves or caps
December 15: IVVV (association) peace congress on war forms in Hague
December 16: Mutual Association of Eastern Colored Baseball Clubs formally organizes
December 16: NSW all out for 786 against South Australia Cricket
December 17: Last British troops leave Ireland Freestate
December 19: Mrs Theres Vaughn, 24, confessed in court to being married 62 times
December 20: 14 republics form Union of Soviet Socialistic Republics (U.S.S.R.)
December 20: Polish parliament selects Stanislaw Wojcieckowski as president
December 22: Belgian parliament rejects Dutch university in Ghent
December 23: BBC Radio began daily newscasts
December 23: Pope Pius XI pleas for peace: encyclical Ubi arcano
December 24: BBC sends 1st British radio play "Truth about Father Christmas"
December 24: London Coloseum opens
December 25: Lenin dictates his "Political testament"
December 29: Dutch Constitution proclaimed
December 29: Revised Netherlands Law proclaims suffrage
December 30: Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR
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