By Barry Boyce,
Van Hevel (Bel)
23-Jun 6, 1920
27-Jul 25, 1920
|November 9, 1920
10, 1920- League of Nations, a newly formed international
organization, met to ratify
the Treaty of Versailles,
which ended WW1.
Ruth- 1920, in New York George Herman “Babe” Ruth
became the poster-boy for major league baseball. Fans came
to see the New York Yankees in record numbers, recording
more than 1 million fans.
German- Adolf Hitler presented his National Socialist (Nazi)
program in Munich.
- Lebanon- The creation of the state of Lebanon.
Right to Vote- 19th Amendment to US constitution was passed,
guaranteeing women's suffrage.
- Poland- Poland invaded the Ukraine.
- USA- Prohibition
began in the United States of America. January 29, 1920,
America went dry as the 18th amendment
went into effect, prohibiting alcoholic beverages.
William Kissam Vanderbilt, 1849-1920, was a member
of the prominent United States Vanderbilt family and
L'Equipe Sport Figure of the Decade- L’Equipe’s athlete
of the decade was Johnny Weismuller, USA. He was a multiple
Olympic Gold Medallist in swimming.
He won 3 gold medals in the 1924 Olympics and 2 more gold medals in the 1928
games. At one time he held an incredible number of world records and he was one
of the greatest swimmers of all times. Johnny Weismuller never lost a race.
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