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1922

At the start of 1922, the British Empire was at its largest, with a quarter of the world and one in every four people under its rule.

1922

Whirled into Happiness, the London production opened at the Lyric Theater and ran for a record 246 performances. It is also the year that Pope Benedict XV became the 259th Pope of the Catholic Church.

Leonard Thompson, a 14-year old became the first person to receive an insulin injection. Before January 23, doctors urged diabetes patients to eat a diet low in carbohydrates, fat, protein, and sugar. This type of diabetes control would add a year to the victim. By 1923, insulin had become widely available and was saving many lives.

In the Valley of Kings in Egypt, British archeologists Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter became the first people to go into King Tutankhamen’s tomb in over three millennia. Inside, the archaeologists found a wide selection of valuable items, among them a golden coffin containing the mummified remains of the teenage king. King Tutankhamen and other Amarna kings records went missing in the 13th century B.C. until the find, which was on November 26.

On September 13, 1922, El Aziza, Libya reported a recording of 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The record had stood for 90 years before a team of atmospheric scientists invalidated it. The inexperience of the weather observation team and use of the antiquated instrumentation were the errors cited, and El Aziza lost the title in 2012. With a record of 134 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 57 degrees Celsius on July 10 Death Valley regained its status of the hottest temperature recorded.

The construction of the famous Yankee Stadium commenced at The Bronx area of New York. The USSR had also gone ahead to prosecute its opposition and had eight priests, two laymen, and a woman got a death sentence for their opposition to the government. A typhoon hit Shantou in China killing over 5,000 people.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Moran of the Lady Letty

Directed by: George Melford

Starring: Dorothy Dalton, Charles Brinley, Emil Jorgenson

Country: United States

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Trapped by the Mormons

Directed by: H.B. Parkinson

Starring: Evelyn Brent, Louis Willoughby, Ward McAllister

Country: United States

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The Man from Beyond

Directed by: Burton L. King

Starring: Harry Houdini, Arthur Maude, Albert Tavernier

Country: United States

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The Trap

Directed by: Robert Thornby

Starring: Lon Chaney, Alan Hale, Dagmar Godowsky

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1922 ?

If Winter Comes

By: A.S.M. Hutchinson

An excerpt from The North American Review, Volume 215: NOVEL-WRITING, despite some signs to the contrary, makes real progress as an art; but it is not often that the new art is combined with the old magic so effectively as ...

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Gentle Julia

By: Booth Tarkington

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work ...

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The Head of the House of Coombe

By: Frances Hodgson Burnett

"The Head of the House of Coombe" deals with London before the Great War, and the best drawn character in it is Mrs. Gareth-Lawless, a beautiful but heartless woman.

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Simon Called Peter

By: Robert Keable

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1922 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. John
  2. Robert
  3. William
  4. James
  5. Charles
  6. George
  7. Joseph
  8. Edward
  9. Richard
  10. Frank
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Dorothy
  3. Helen
  4. Margaret
  5. Ruth
  6. Betty
  7. Virginia
  8. Mildred
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Frances

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