|World Series Champions:
|Stanley Cup Champs:
Ottawa Senators (NHL)
|U.S. Open Golf:
|U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
William T. Tilden/Molla B. Mallory
Bill Tilden/Suzanne Lenglen
|NCAA Football Champions:
Theda Bara, Pola Negri, Mary Pickford, Olive Thomas
Douglas Fairbanks, 'America's First Sweetheart' Mary Pickford
Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Hollywood's first 'super couple' was Douglas Fairbanks
and Mary 'America's Sweetheart' Pickford, married 1920,
and divorced in 1936. Both were huge stars in the silent
film industry, but they were also significant players
behind the scene. In 1919, along with Charlie Chaplin
and D.W. Griffith, founded United Artists, one of the
first movie distribution companies.
They appeared in one film together - 1929's 'Taming
of the Shrew.' The couple was also the first to officially
handprint by Grauman's Chinese Theater (1927), the first
in Hollywood's 'Walk of Fame'
"My candle burns at both ends
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light."
- Edna St. Vincent Millay (A Few Figs from Thistles)
Snap-on Tools, with interchangable sockets, began being
sold in Chicago.
Jesse Langsdorf patented the all-weather and wrinkle-free
Johnson & Johnson employee Earle Dickson used tape
and cotton gauze to make a bandage for his wife. He
told his bosses about it, they made him a VP, and they
named it the 'Band-Aid.' It worked out well for all
Joan of Arc was canonized by Pope Benedict XV.
Drano became available to start unclogging household
drains and toilets.
February 14th - The League of Women Voters was founded
in Chicago. Also that year, the Republican convention
in Chicago endorsed woman's suffrage.
The word 'robot' was introduced to the public by Czech
writer Karel Capek in his play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal
Robots), He credited his brother, Josef Capek, with
the word later.
The first primitive models of the TV were invented.
|1st appearances & 1920's Most Popular
Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Raggedy Andy, wooden Pogo Sticks, Lionel Trains became