1919 in History – What happened in year 1919

In history, year 1919 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1919.

Know what happened in 1919:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 March Communist, revolutionary socialist, and syndicalist delegates met in Moscow to establish the Communist International.
03 January Emir Faisal of Iraq signed an agreement with Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann on the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine and an Arab nation in a large part of the Middle East.
10 AprilMexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata was shot to death near Ciudad Ayala, Morelos.
11 FebruaryFriedrich Ebert was elected the first President of the German Weimar Republic by the Weimar National Assembly.
15 January A large molasses tank in Boston, Massachusetts, burst and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets , killing 21 people and injuring 150 others.
16 AprilPolish–Soviet War-The Polish army launched the Vilna offensive to capture Vilnius in modern Lithuania.
18 January World War I
21 JuneAdmiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttled the German High Seas Fleetin Scapa Flow to prevent the ships from being seized and divided amongstthe Allied Powers.
26 DecemberAmerican baseball player Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston RedSox to their rivals, the New York Yankees, starting the 84-year-longCurse of the Bambino.
27 July Red Summer-Race riots erupted in Chicago after a racialincident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and537 injuries over a five-day period.
31 January Intense rioting over labour conditions broke out in Glasgow, Scotland, and was only quelled when the British government sent tanks to restore order.
21 DecemberAfter serving two years in prison for encouraging people toresist military conscription, anarchist Emma Goldman was deported fromthe United States to Russia.
27 MayThe Curtiss NC-4 flying boat arrived in Lisbon, Portugal,becoming the first fixed-wing aircraft to complete a transatlanticflight under its own power.
02 March Communist, revolutionary socialist, and syndicalist delegatesmet in Moscow to establish the Communist International.
14 FebruaryThe first serious armed conflict of the Polish–Soviet Wartook place near present-day Biaroza, Belarus.
16 JanuaryThe Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratifiedby thirty-six of the forty-eight states, establishing the prohibition ofalcoholic beverages in the United States.
02 JuneFirst Red Scare-Anarchist followers of Luigi Galleani set offeight bombs in eight cities across the United States.
05 January The German Workers' Party, the forerunner to the Nazi Party,was founded by Anton Drexler.
06 February Over 65,000 workers in Seattle, Washington, US, began a five-day general strike to gain higher wages after two years of World War I wage controls.
09 OctoberIn Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds won the WorldSeries, five games to three, over the Chicago White Sox, whose playerswere later found to have lost intentionally.
10 AprilMexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata was shot to deathnear Ciudad Ayala, Morelos.
21 JuneAdmiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttled the German High Seas Fleetin Scapa Flow to prevent the ships from being seized and divided amongstthe Allied Powers.
21 February Bavarian socialist Kurt Eisner (pictured), who had organizedthe German Revolution that overthrew the Wittelsbach monarchy andestablished Bavaria as a republic, was assassinated.
23 JuneEstonian War of Independence-Estonian troops engaged theforces of the Pro-German Government of Latvia near Cesis, Latvia,recapturing the area four days later.
28 NovemberNancy Astor, the first woman to serve as a Member of Parliamentin the British House of Commons, was elected in a by-election.
28 OctoberThe U.S. Congress passed the Volstead Act over PresidentWoodrow Wilson's veto, reinforcing Prohibition in the United States.
26 DecemberAmerican baseball player Babe Ruth was sold by the Boston RedSox to their rivals, the New York Yankees, starting the 84-year-longCurse of the Bambino.
07 OctoberKLM, the oldest airline in the world still operating under itsoriginal name, was founded.
21 JuneAdmiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttled the German High Seas Fleetin Scapa Flow to prevent the ships from being seized and divided amongstthe Allied Powers.
13 AprilBritish Indian Army troops massacred hundreds of unarmed men,women and children who were attending a peaceful gathering at theJallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, Punjab, India.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1919:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January J. D. Salinger / Author / United States of America
02 NovemberWarren Stevens / Actor / United States of America
02 AugustNehemiah Persoff / Actor / United States of America
04 NovemberEric Thompson / Business Man / United Kingdom
04 March Tan Chee Khoon / Politician / Malaysia
05 January Hector Abhayavardhana / Politician / Sri Lanka
08 NovemberJames S. Ackerman / Academic / United States of America
08 AugustDino De Laurentiis / Actor / Italy
09 MayClifford Chadderton / Journalist / Canada
10 SeptemberLex van Delden / Composer / Netherlands
13 SeptemberGeorge Weidenfeld / Journalist / United Kingdom
15 February Ducky Detweiler / Baseball Player / United States of America
16 AprilThomas Willmore / Academic / United Kingdom
17 March Nat King Cole / Singer / United States of America
19 JulyRon Searle / Soldier / United Kingdom
21 NovemberSteve Brodie / Actor / United States of America
22 MayPaul Vanden Boeynants / Politician / Belgium
27 SeptemberJames H. Wilkinson / Scientist / United States of America
29 AprilGérard Oury / Actor / France
30 DecemberDick Spooner / Cricketer / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1919:

YearName / Profession / Country
NA NADr Sivaramakrishna Padmavati / Cardiologist / India
25 DecemberNaushad Ali / Composer / India
14 AprilShamasad Begum / Singer / India
15 AprilArjan Singh / Air Marshal / India
04 DecemberI. K. Gujral / Politician / India
01 OctoberMajrooh Sultanpuri / Poet / India
08 NovemberPurushottam Laxman Deshpande / Actor / India
18 OctoberWilliamson A. Sangma / Politician / India
14 AprilShamshad Begum / Singer / India
05 FebruaryKhurshed Alam Khan / Politician / India
14 AprilK. Saraswathi Amma / Author / India
12 AugustVikram Sarabhai / Scientist / India
04 DecemberIndra Kumar Gujral / Politician / India
13 JanuaryMarri Chenna Reddy / Politician / India
12 AugustVikram Sarabhai / Academic / India
04 DecemberInder Kumar Gujral / Politician / India
19 DecemberOm Prakash / Actor / India
01 MarchPrithvi Nath Dhar / Economist / India
31 AugustAmrita Pritam / Poet / India
14 AprilShamshad Begum / Singer / India

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