The Paris Peace Conference.
XWA (now CFCF), in Montreal, Quebec, is the first public radio station in North America
to go on the air.
January 1 - Edsel Ford succeeds his father as head of the Ford Motor Company.
January 11 - Romania annexes Transylvania.
January - Spartacist uprising in Germany: an unsuccessful attempt at a communist coup.
January 15 - The Boston Molasses Disaster kills 21 people.
January 15 - Ignace Paderewski becomes Premier of Poland.
January 16 - The 18th Amendment, authorizing Prohibition, goes into effect in the United
January 18 - World War I: A peace conference opens in Versailles, France.
January 18 - Bentley Motors is founded.
January 21 - the First Dáil Éireann meets in the Mansion House in Dublin. It is from this
meeting that the Irish state dates its existence.
January 25 - The League of Nations is founded.
February 1 - The first Miss America is crowned (New York City)..
February 11 - Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
February 23 - Benito Mussolini forms the Fascist Party in Italy.
February 25 - Oregon places a 1 cent per gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S.
state to levy a gasoline tax.
February 26 - An act of the United States Congress establishes most of the Grand
Canyon as a United States National Park.
March 1 - March 1st Movement against Japanese colonial rule in Korea.
March 2 - The first Communist International meets in Moscow.
March 15 - The American Legion forms in Paris.
March 23 - In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement.
April 13 - At the Amritsar Massacre, British and Gurkha troops massacre 379 indians.
April 25 - Anzac day is celebrated for the first time in Australia.
May 4 - May Fourth Movement opposes foreign colonizers in China.
May 15 - Winnipeg launches general strike for better wages and working conditions.
May 16 - US Navy Naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read
departs Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.
May 17 - Committee of One Thousand forms to oppose Winnipeg General Strike.
May 29 - Einstein's theory of general relativity confirmed by Arthur Eddington's
observation of a total eclipse of the Sun.
June 4 - Women's rights: The United States Congress approves the 19th Amendment to
the United States Constitution, which would guarantee suffrage to women, and sends
it to the U.S. states for ratification.
June 14 - John Alcock and Arthur Brown depart St. John's, Newfoundland on
the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
July 6 - The British dirigible R-34 lands in New York, completing the first crossing
of the Atlantic by an airship.
August 11 - In Germany, the Weimar Constitution is passed into law.
August 19 - Afghanistan gains independence from the United Kingdom.
October 1 - Elaine Race Riot breaks out in Arkansas.
October 2 - US President Woodrow Wilson suffers a massive stroke, leaving
him partially paralyzed.
October 9 - Black Sox scandal: The Cincinnati Reds "win" the World Series.
October 28 - Prohibition begins: The United States Congress passes the Volstead
Act over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
November - At end of month health officials declare the global Spanish Flu
November 10 - The first national convention of the American Legion is held
in Minneapolis, Minnesota (convention ended on November 12).
November 28 - The American-born Lady Astor is elected to the Parliament of the
United Kingdom, becoming the first female member of that institution (she
took her seat on December 1).
The Åland Islands vote for a return to Swedish rule in a referendum.
Les Champs Magnetiques, the first automatic book, is written by Andre Breton
and Philippe Soupault.
December 30 - Lincoln's Inn, in London admits its first female bar student.Year in topic
1919 in film
February 5 - Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith
launch United Artists.
1919 in fashion
Marcel Tolkowsky's Diamond Design is published.
1919 in sports
The Black Sox scandal -- Seven members of the Chicago White Sox take bribes
to throw the World Series against the Cincinnati Reds.Births
January 1 - J. D. Salinger
January 4 - Camille Jordaan Felix Breen
January 13 - Margarita Arida van den Houten
January 13 - Army Archerd
, Hollywood journalist.
January 13 - Robert Stack
January 14 - Andy Rooney
, television journalist.
January 23 - Hans Haas
, zoologist and underwater scientist.
January 23 - Ernie Kovacs
, comedian (d. 1962).
January 25 - Edwin Newman
, journalist, writer.
January 27 - Ross Bagdasarian
, musician, actor (d. 1972).
January 31 - Jackie Robinson
, baseball player (d. 1972).
February 5 - Andreas Papandreou
, Greek politician (d. 1996).
February 5 - Red Buttons
February 11 - Gretchen Fraser
, slalom skier.
February 11 - Eddie Robinson
, football coach.
February 12 - Forrest Tucker
, actor (d. 1986).
February 13 - Tennessee Ernie Ford
, musician (d. 1991).
February 16 - Cornelia Adriana de Bil
February 22 - Jacob Marinus van den Houten
March 2 - Jennifer Jones
March 3 - Wilhelmina Alberdina (Mien) Streep
March 7 - Neeltje Baart
March 11 - Leendert Stouthamer
March 11 - Mercer Ellington
, musician, composer (d. 1996).
March 15 - Lawrence Tierney
, actor (d. 2002).
March 17 - Nat King Cole
, singer (d. 1965).
March 24 - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
, author and publisher.
March 30 - McGeorge Bundy
, National Security Advisor (d. 1996).
April 25 - Dingeman Frans (Dé or Dingeman) van den Houten
April 30 - Stoffel van den Houten
May 3 - Pete Seeger
, singer and musician.
May 7 - Eva Peron
, wife of Argentina's President Juan Peron (d. 1952).
May 8 - Lex Barker
, actor (d. 1973).
May 16 - Liberace
, pianist (d. 1987).
May 16 - Gisela Uhlen
May 18 - Dame Margot Fonteyn
, ballet dancer (d. 1991).
May 20 - George Gobel
, comedian (d. 1991).
May 23 - Betty Garrett
, actress, dancer.
June 5 - Annie Elisabeth van den Houten
June 5 - Richard Scarry
, children's author.
June 26 - Richard Neustadt
, political historian.
July 7 - Jon Pertwee
July 12 - Siegfried van den Houten
July 20 - Edmund Hillary
July 31 - Marinus van de Luitgaren
July 31 - Cornelis van de Luitgaren
August 9 - Sietje van den Houten
September 27 - James H. Wilkinson
, mathematician (d. 1986).
October 11 - Art Blakey
, jazz drummer.
October 18 - Willem ten Haaf
October 22 - Doris Lessing
, British writer.
October 23 - Cornelis van den Houten
October 26 - Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
, Shah of Iran.
October 27 - Jan van den Houten
October 31 - Pietertje van As
November 5 - Jacobus Bil (Bijlaar)
November 10 - Mikhail Kalashnikov
- inventor, designer of the Ak-47.
November 18 - Andrée Borrel
, WW II heroine executed by the Nazis.
November 29 - Jacoba Johanna Brandenburg
December 17 - Bastiaantje van Driel
January 6 - Theodore Roosevelt
January 15 - Rosa Luxemburg
and Karl Liebknecht
January 18- His Royal Highness The Prince John
, son of George V and Queen Mary.
February 17 - Wilfrid Laurier
, seventh Prime Minister of Canada.
February 28 - Plona Holleman
April 4 - Sir William Crookes
, chemist and physicist.
April 15 - Jane Delano
, founder, American Red Cross Nursing Service.
April 22 - Paulus van den Houten
May 6 - L. Frank Baum
May 20 - Aaron Troast
August 9 - Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Septemer 26 - Cornelia de Witte
October 7 - Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia.
October 15 - Dingeman van den Houten
October 18 - Viscount William Astor
, British financier and statesman.
December 3 - Pierre-Auguste Renoir
, a French painter.
December 16 - Lena van den Houten
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