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1921 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts


World Series Champions: New York Giants
Stanley Cup Champs: Ottawa Senators
U.S. Open Golf James M. Barnes
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) William T. Tilden/Molla B. Mallory
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Bill Tilden/Suzanna Lenglen
NCAA Football Champions: California & Cornell
Kentucky Derby: Behave Yourself
Sports Highlights:  
The Hotties and Fashion Icons:  
The Heartthrob(s):  
"The Quote"

"You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?' "
- George Bernard Shaw

The phrase "A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words" first appeared in Printer's Ink (a trade journal)

"Id walk a mile for a Camel."
- Camel Cigarettes

Miss America: Margaret Gorman (Washington, DC)
The Scandal:

August 4th - BLACK SOX SCANDAL - Eight Chicago White Sox players were banned for life for purposefully losing the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. They were all aquitted in criminal court, however.

Fatty Arbuckle was tried three times for the violent rape and death of Virginia Rappe, but acquitted. His career never came back.

Nerd News:

Wonder Bread began distribution. It went national in 1925 when the Continental Baking Company bout out Taggart baking, the originators of the product.

Albert Einstein won the Nobel Proze for Physics for his 1916 work 'The General Theory of Reativity'

John Larson invented an early polygraph (lie detector.)

Guccio Gucci started selling his handbags.

Radio Shack opened in Boston, Massachusettes.

White Castle resturants opened in Wichita Kansas.

The "Bloody Mary" drink was invented by Pete Petiot.

The Habit:  
1st appearances & 1921's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:  

 

 

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