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1921 1922 1923



  • British Protectorate over Egypt ends. Egypt remains a British puppet state under military occupation and indirect political control.
  • U.S. Marines continue the nineteen year long occupation of Haiti, from 1915-1934.
  • Future U.S. President Harry S. Truman is elected judge of the County Court of Jackson County, Missouri.
  • Future Guinean leader Sekou Toure is born in Frannah.
  • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is founded.
  • First electronic speech synthesis by AT&T's Development and Research Department.
  • General Strike by white workers in South Africa.
  • The Hilter Youth is established in Germany.
  • Bolshevik expropriations expert S.A. Ter-Petrosian or Kamo dies.
  • Marcel Sembat dies.



  • January 7: Dail Eireann votes to accept the Anglo-Irish Treaty 64 votes to 57 votes.
  • January 22: Pope Benedict XV dies and is succeeded by Pius XI.


  • February: 44 die from political violence in Northern Ireland.
  • February 11: U.S. intervenes militarily in Honduras.
  • February 18: Black and Tans demobilized and sent home to Britain.
  • February 23: Protestant paramilitary throws a bomb at a group of Roman Catholic schoolchildren in Weaver Street, Belfast, killing 6.


  • March: 61 die from political violence in Belfast.
  • March 12: Jack Kerouac is born.
  • March 15: Special Powers Act passed by Stormont Parliament in Northern Ireland.
  • March 16: Sultan Fuad I was crowned king of Egypt.
  • March 20: U.S. President Warren Harding ordered U.S. troops withdrawn from the Rhineland.


  • April: Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) is disbanded.
  • April 7: U.S. Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall leases the Navy's Teapot Dome oil field.
  • April 15: Harold Washington, first black mayor of Chicago, is born.
  • April 16: Treaty of rapallo is signed.


  • May 29: U.S. Supreme Court renders absurd decision that organized baseball is a sport and thus not subject to antitrust laws.


  • June 14: Warren Harding became the first president heard on radio.
  • June 24: Walther Rathenau is assassinated by two rightist German Army officers (two months after the signing of the Treaty of Rapallo.)
  • June 30: Sir Henry Wilson, the British deputy for Northern Ireland, assassinated in London.


  • July 21: Turkish dictator Djemal Pasha is assassinated.


  • August 7: Irish Republican Army cuts cable linking the U.S. and Europe at Waterville landing station.



  • October 1-4: Italian Socialist Party (PSI) splits in its Nineteenth Congress into the PSI and the Unitary Socialist Party (PSU) over the question of collaboratign with liberal parties against the fascists.
  • October 19: Lloyd George resigns as British PM.
  • October 22: Italian Fascists conduct so-called "March on Rome." Mostly they rode in cars.
  • October 28: Italian King Victor Emmuel III fails to sign an order declaring martial law to suppress the fascist takeover of the government.
  • October 29: Fascist Duce Benito Mussolini takes a sleeper train into Rome.
  • October 30: Squads of Fascist militia move into Rome and other cities attacking their political opponents on the left.


  • November 16: Fascist Duce Benito Mussolini asks the Italian parliament for a vote of confidence in his new government. Fearful Liberal Party and Catholic Party members of parliament cave to the promise that Mussolini will restore order after the fascist rampage.


  • December 4: Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill, passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, is withdrawn from the Senate after a southern Senator's filibuster.
  • December 6: Irish Free State formally established.
  • December 8: Irish Free State orders shooting of 4 IRA prisoners in reprisal for the shooting of a TD.
  • December 15: Fascist Grand Council, which performs the function of both the state and ruling party, is established.
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