Tuesday 24 February 1920
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Guy Desnoyers and Eddie Chamblee.
Broken Silence, directed by Luis Puenzo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1920
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 24 February 1920
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Which were the important events of 24 February 1920 ?
- Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
- Flag Day in MTxico.
- St. Sergius
- Dragobete in Romania.
- St. Matthias
- St. Modest
- St. Edelbert
- Blessed Ameel of Ter Duinen
- Regifugium, in the Roman calendar.
- Guy Desnoyers: French parish priest from Uruffe who killed his pregnant mistress after having made her pregnant.
- Eddie Chamblee
- Frank Rogers: CEO (NPA Telegraph).
- Thomas Parkinson: American poet.
- Ernst Reiss: Swiss mountaineer (d. 2010).
- Peace treaty gives Estonia independence.
- The Nazi Party is founded.
- Adolf Hitler presents his National Socialist program in Munich.
- Syrian National Congress proclaim Syria independent with Faisal I of Iraq as king.
- The world's first peaceful establishment of a social democratic government takes place in Sweden. Hjalmar Branting takes over when Nils Edén resigns.
- Hungarian Admiral and statesman Miklós Horthy becomes the Regent of Hungary.
- The United States Railroad Administration returns control of American railroads to its constituent railroad companies.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1920 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Prohibition Blues - Nora Bayes
- Dardanella - Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra
- When I Look in His Face - Homer Rodeheaver & Virginia Asher