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 AugustStanley Middleton / Author / United Kingdom
01 AprilJoseph Murray / Soldier / United States of America
03 AprilErvin Drake / Writer / United States of America
06 MayAndré Guelfi / Racing Car Driver / France
08 AugustJohn David Wilson / Producer / United Kingdom
10 March Marion Hutton / Actress / United States of America
11 OctoberDouglas Albert Munro / Coast Guard / United States of America
12 February Forrest Tucker / Actor / United States of America
15 SeptemberFausto Coppi / Soldier / Italy
16 February Georges Ulmer / Actor / France
20 March Gerhard Barkhorn / Pilot  / Germany
21 NovemberJoe Kieyoomia / Soldier / United States of America
21 OctoberJim Wallwork / Pilot / United Kingdom
21 JuneVladimir Simagin / Chess Player / Russia
24 March Lawrence Ferlinghetti / Poet / United States of America
24 NovemberDavid Kossoff / Actor / United Kingdom
24 DecemberQateel Shifai / Poet / Pakistan
26 MayRubén González / Pianist / Cuba
26 SeptemberMatilde Camus / Poet / Spain
28 February Brian Urquhart / Soldier / United Kingdom

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1919:

YearName / Profession / Country
19 DecemberOm Prakash / Actor / India
18 OctoberWilliamson A. Sangma / Politician / India
01 MarchPrithvi Nath Dhar / Economist / India
01 MayManna Dey / Singer / India
04 DecemberIndra Kumar Gujral / Politician / India
14 AprilK. Saraswathi Amma / Author / India
01 OctoberMajrooh Sultanpuri / Poet / India
13 JanuaryMarri Chenna Reddy / Politician / India
31 JulyHemu Adhikari / Cricketer / India
14 AprilShamshad Begum / Singer / India
15 AprilArjan Singh / Pilot / India
26 NovemberRam Sharan Sharma / Academic / India
04 DecemberInder Kumar Gujral / Politician / India
09 DecemberV. Dakshinamoorthy / Writer / India
25 AprilHemvati Nandan Bahuguna / Politician / India
12 AugustVikram Sarabhai / Scientist / India
14 AprilShamshad Begum / Singer / India
08 NovemberPurushottam Laxman Deshpande / Actor / India
12 DecemberB. B. Nimbalkar / Cricketer / India
25 DecemberNaushad Ali / Composer / India

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