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1922 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
1922 History Snapshot
World Series Champions
|New York Giants|
Stanley Cup Champions
|Toronto St. Pats|
US Open Golf
US Open Tennis (Men Ladies)
|William T. Tilden/Molla B. Mallory|
|Gerald Patterson/Suzanne Lenglen|
NCAA Football Champions
|California & Cornell & Princeton|
|Rose Bowl: January 2, 1922 - California (tie 0/0) Washington & Jefferson|
Westminster Kennel Best in Show Dog
|Mary Katherine Campbell (Columbus, Ohio)|
1922's Fresh Faces and Top Celebrities
|Theda Bara, Marion Davies, Pola Negri, Mary Pickford|
|"There is no cure for birth and death save to
enjoy the interval" - George Santayana (War Shrines)
The New York Times first mentioned Adolf Hitler, writing that his antisemitism was "not as genuine or violent as it sounded."
1922 Pop Culture History
|The term 'The Jazz Age' was coined by F. Scott Fitzgerald
in 1922, the same year that the Great Gatsby is based
Gummy bears were made in the shape of bears after Hans Riegel, Sr., founder of the Haribo company, was inspired by trained bears that he witnessed performing at street festivities across Europe.
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.
Charles Osborne had the hiccups non-stop for approximately 68 years, from 1922 to 1990. His hiccups first started in 1922 while weighing a hog for slaughter. He fell and busted a blood vessel in his brain resulting in him damaging a small part of the brain that inhibits the hiccup response
Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Pharoah Tutankhaman, better known as King Tut.
Vegemite's creation began in 1922 when Kraft Food Company hired a young chemist to develop a spread from one of the richest known natural sources in the Vitamin B group: brewer's yeast.
Walgreens introduced the malted milkshake in 1922.
In NYC there is a pizza sized plot of land sitting in the middle of a sidewalk. As a result of a surveying error, it was left as part of an estate. The heirs refused to donate the plot of land to NYC, instead putting a mosaic on the plot in 1922. The mosaic is still there, surrounded by sidewalk
All telephone service in the US and Canada was silenced for one minute on August 4th, 1922 to mark the funeral of Alexander Graham Bell.
The first ever 3D movie was The Power Of Love, a silent film released in 1922. It was also the first film to have an alternative ending, and the viewer could choose between the happy and sad endings (both shot in 2D) by closing one eye or the other. No copies exist.
Highest scoring baseball game ever: 49 runs when the Chicago Cubs beat the Phillies 26 to 23 on August 25th.
112 people died during the Hoover Dam project. The first was J. G. Tierney, a surveyor who drowned on December 20, 1922. His son, Patrick W. Tierney, was the last man to die working on the dam, 13 years to the day later.
Jame Joyce's Ulysses was first published in its entirety after its material first appeared in serialized parts in the American journal, becoming one of the most important works of modernist literature.
The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 influenced the Art Deco design style and repopularized the use of eyeliner in the West.
Highclere Castle, the filming location for Downton Abbey, belongs to the Carnarvon family - the family of the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, who accompanied Howard Carter during the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922.
A US National Monument in South Dakota protecting a unique group of fossilized cycad trees was established by President Harding in 1922, but by 1930 almost all the fossils were gone -- mostly due to unauthorized removal by the scientist who nominated the site.
These years use the same calendars: 2017, 2006, 1995, 1989, 1978, 1967, 1961, 1950, 1939, 1933, and 1922.
The hottest temperature ever measured on Earth was in Aziziya, Libya on September 13 1922, and the temperature measured was 136 degrees Farenheit (57.8 degress Celsius).
RIP, Scandals, Sad and Odd News
|Hetch Hetchy: a valley that was said to be as beautiful
as its neighbor Yosemite. It was dammed in 1923 despite naturalist
John Muir's protestations, and today provides the majority of San
The first woman to serve in the US senate was Rebecca Latimer Felton in 1922. She was 87 and served for only one day. She championed prison reform, women's rights, and education. She was the last member of Congress to have owned slaves, was a white supremacist and openly supported lynching.
People rioted over whether it was okay or not to wear a straw hat past the "socially acceptable" date of September 15, in New York. The riot lasted 8 days and led to multiple arrests.
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 21-22, 1922.
A fur trapper named Ben Cochrum was attacked by wolves in 1922. After shooting seven wolves and beating four to death with his gun, the stock broke and he succumbed to being "torn to shreds". His body was found surrounded by the remains of the 11 wolves he had killed fighting for his life.
There is a brown bear on California's state flag but the last brown bear in California was killed in 1922.
In Germany 1922, in January one US dollar was worth 191 Reichsmarks (Germany's currency at the time), but by November it was worth 4,200,000,000 Reichsmarks.
Firsts and the Biggest Christmas Gifts
"Playing Doctor" kits
Reader's Digest began publication
|Reading If Winter Comes by A.S.M. Hutchison
Reading Ulysses by James Joyce
Popular Music Artists
|The Biggest Pop Artists of 1922 include:
Elsie Baker, Nora Bayes, The Benson Orchestra of Chicago, Fanny Brice, Henry Burr, Eddie Cantor, Zaz Confrey & His Orchestra, Edwin Dale, Vernon Dalhart, Al Jolson, Ernest Hare, Mariona Harris, Charles Harrison, Billy Jones, Isham Jones & His Orchestra, Ted Lewis and His Band, Vincent Lopez and His Orchestra, Ray Miller and His Orchestra, Lucy Isabelle Marsh, Billy Murray, The Peerless Quartet, Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra, Aileen Stanley, John Steel, Van & Schenck, Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, Bert Williams
Charts based on Billboard music charts.
|Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Foolish Wives, Haxan, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Nanook of the North, Nosferatu, A Symphony of Terror/Horror, Oliver Twist, Robin Hood|
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