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1922 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts


World Series Champions: New York Giants
Stanley Cup Champs: Toronto St. Pats
U.S. Open Golf Gene Sarazan
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) William T. Tilden/Molla B. Mallory
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Gerald Patterson/Suzanne Lenglen
NCAA Football Champions: California & Cornell & Princeton
Kentucky Derby: Morvich
"The Quote" "There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval" - George Santayana (War Shrines)
Miss America: Mary Katherine Campbell (Columbus, Ohio)
The Scandal: In Chicago, the Herrin Massacre occurred in June 1922 in Herrin, Illinois. 19 'scabs' and 2 union miners (Jordie Henderson and Joe Pitkewicius) were killed in mob action between June 2122, 1922.
Nerd News:


Film director Hal Roach released the first of many 'short' features called 'Our Gang.' Considered racist by many today, it was actually groundbreaking to include black and white children playing together in 1922. In 1955, the series of shorts was renamed 'Little Rascals' for television.

Hottest day and place ever recorded: September 13, 1922 - 136 degrees in El Aziza, Libia.

Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Pharoah Tutankhaman, better known as King Tut.

Highest scoring baseball game ever: 49 runs when the Chicago Cubs beat the Phillies 26 to 23 on August 25th.

1st appearances & 1922's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents: "Playing Doctor" kits

 

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