1922 in History
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 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 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