Your chance to see what was in the news during the year that you, your children, or your family & friends were born
Major Events of 1919
1919 (Roman Numerals: MCMXIX) was the 19th year of the 20th century. 1919 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1919.
News Events of 1919
League of Nations founded
Treaty of Versailles signed, officially ending World War One.
Eighteenth amendment to the US Constitution ratified, prohibits alcohol in the United States. It goes into effect a year later.
US Senate votes in favor of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote. The Amendment is sent to the States to ratify.
German High Seas fleet scuttles off Scapa Flow.
Amritsar Massacre in India, British troops under Brigadier-General Dyer open fire on unarmed Indians.
Afghanistan becomes fully independent from UK.
Lady Astor becomes the first woman to take her seat in the British Parliament.
Jan Smuts becomes Prime Minister of South Africa.
First Communist International ("Comintern") meeting held in Moscow.
Benito Mussolini founds the Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy.
Adolf Hitler gives his first speech to the German Workers Party.
Felix the Cat appears in the animated film "Feline Follies". He is the first cartoon character to become popular.
Sports in 1919
Back To Year Index
†Disclosure: Advertising Link(s): Our company may receive a payment if you purchase a product/service after following this link.
Disclosure: Our company's websites' content (including this website's content) includes advertisements for our own company's websites, products, and services, and for other organization's websites, products, and services. In the case of links to other organization's websites, our company may receive a payment, (1) if you purchase products or services, or (2) if you sign-up for third party offers, after following links from this website. Unless specifically otherwise stated, information about other organization's products and services, is based on information provided by that organization, the product/service vendor, and/or publicly available information - and should not be taken to mean that we have used the product/service in question. Additionally, our company's websites contain some adverts which we are paid to display, but whose content is not selected by us, such as Google AdSense ads. For more detailed information, please see Advertising/Endorsements Disclosures
Copyright © 2000-2015, Answers 2000 Limited