1921 in History – What happened in year 1921

In history, year 1921 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 1921.

Know what happened in 1921:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 November The remains of an unknown soldier were buried with an eternalflame at the Altare della Patria in Rome.
10 July One day after a truce between the Irish Republican Army andBritish forces, violence between Catholics and Protestants in Belfastresulted in sixteen dead.
11 AprilEmir Abdullah established the first centralized government in the recently created British protectorate of Transjordan.
13 OctoberThe Soviet republics of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, andGeorgia signed the Treaty of Kars with the Grand National Assembly ofTurkey to establish the contemporary borders between Turkey and theSouth Caucasus states.
19 March Irish War of Independence-About 1,300 British troops attempted to encircle about 100 IRA volunteers at Crossbarry in County Cork.
20 JuneWorkers at the Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city ofChennai, India, began a four-month strike.
31 MayA large-scale race riot began in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US, in whichthe wealthiest African-American community in the United States, theGreenwood District, was destroyed by fire.
06 DecemberThe Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed and then came into forceexactly one year later, establishing the Irish Free State, the firstindependent Irish state to be recognised by the British government.
22 DecemberThe 8th Congress of Soviets approved the GOELRO plan, the firstSoviet plan for national economic recovery and development.
04 NovemberAfter a speech by Adolf Hitler in the Hofbräuhaus in Munich,members of the Sturmabteilung, known as 'brownshirts', physicallyassaulted his opposition, an event which assumed legendary proportionsover time.
13 OctoberThe Soviet republics of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, andGeorgia signed the Treaty of Kars with the Grand National Assembly ofTurkey to establish the contemporary borders between Turkey and theSouth Caucasus states.
21 OctoberGeorge Melford's wildly successful silent film The Sheik, whichwould propel its leading actor Rudolph Valentino to stardom, premiered.
21 SeptemberA tower silo storing 4,500 tonnes of a mixture of ammoniumsulfate and ammonium nitrate fertilizer exploded at a BASF plant inOppau, Germany, killing at least 500 people.
11 JulyFormer President of the United States William Howard Taft wassworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, making him the onlyperson to ever hold both positions.
18 March The Polish–Soviet War, which determined the borders betweenthe Republic of Poland and Soviet Russia, formally concluded with thesigning of the Peace of Riga.
21 FebruaryReza Khan seized Tehran to make himself the most powerfulperson in Iran, which eventually led to the establishment of the Pahlavidynasty.
04 NovemberThe remains of an unknown soldier were buried with an eternalflame at the Altare della Patria in Rome.
12 MarchThe Turkish Grand National Assembly adopted the IstiklâlMarsi as the national anthem, with lyrics written by poet Mehmet AkifErsoy and music by Zeki Üngör.
19 MarchIrish War of Independence-About 1,300 British troops attemptedto encircle about 100 IRA volunteers at Crossbarry in County Cork.
20 JuneWorkers at the Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, began a four-month strike.
26 OctoberThe Chicago Theatre, which is the oldest surviving Neo-BaroqueFrench-revival grand movie palace, opened.
04 NovemberAfter a speech by Adolf Hitler in the Hofbräuhaus in Munich,members of the Sturmabteilung, known as 'brownshirts', physicallyassaulted his opposition, an event which assumed legendary proportionsover time.
27 JulyUniversity of Toronto researchers led by Frederick Bantingproved that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
11 AprilEmir Abdullah established the first centralized government inthe recently created British protectorate of Transjordan.
21 FebruaryRez? Khan seized Tehran to make himself the most powerful person in Iran, which eventually led to the establishment of the Pahlavidynasty.
12 JanuarySeeking to restore confidence after the Black Sox Scandal, owners of Major League Baseball teams elected former United States district court judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis as the league's first commissioner.
03 MayThe island of Ireland was divided into two distinct territories: Northern and Southern Ireland.
10 JulyOne day after a truce between the Irish Republican Army and British forces, violence between Catholics and Protestants in Belfast resulted in sixteen dead.
11 JulyFormer President of the United States William Howard Taft was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, making him the only person to ever hold both positions.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1921:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 JuneBetty Freeman / Photographer / United States of America
02 March Ernst Haas / Journalist / United States of America
02 OctoberRobert Runcie / Bishop / United Kingdom
04 March Halim El-Dabh / Educator / United States of America
04 JulyGérard Debreu / Economist / France
04 JuneBobby Wanzer / Basketball Player / United States of America
04 NovemberMary Sherman Morgan / Scientist / United States of America
06 MayErich Fried / Poet / Germany
06 JulyAllan MacEachen / Politician / Canada
08 JuneOlga Nardone / Actress / United States of America
11 MayRobin Barbour / Author / Scotland
11 SeptemberLeaford Bearskin / Tribal Leader / United States of America
14 SeptemberConstance Baker Motley / Lawyer / United States of America
15 DecemberAlan Freed / Radio Host / United States of America
16 February Jean Behra / Racing Car Driver / France
16 February John Galbraith Graham / Academic / United Kingdom
26 JuneViolette Szabo / Secret Agent / France
27 JuneMuriel Pavlow / Actress / United Kingdom
27 NovemberDora Dougherty Strother / Academic / United States of America
28 AprilSimin Daneshvar / Author / Iran

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1921:

YearName / Profession / Country
20 FebruaryRao Virendra Singh / Politician / India
01 MaySatyajit Ray / Producer / India
09 January Lister Sinclair / Broadcaster / India
09 JanuaryRam Sundar Das / Politician / India
26 SeptemberJoginder Singh Sahnan / Soldier / India
02 JulyAshok Ghosh / Politician / India
15 January Babasaheb Bhosale / Politician / India
07 DecemberPramukh Swami Maharaj / Scholar / India
24 OctoberR. K. Laxman / Illustrator / India
28 JuneP. V. Narasimha Rao / Politician / India
20 NovemberChidananda Dasgupta / Director / India
04 MarchPhanishwar Nath Renu / Writer / India
02 MaySatyajit Rai / Director / India
03 January Chetan Anand / Writer / India
29 OctoberBaselios Thoma Didymos I / Metropolitan / India
08 March Sahir Ludhianvi / Poet / India
26 NovemberVerghese Kurien / Business Man / India
26 NovemberVerghese Kurien / Industrialist / India
28 JunePamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao / Politician / India
15 JanuaryBabasaheb Bhosale / Politician / India

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