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Major Events of 1922

1922 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXII) was the 22nd year of the 20th century. 1922 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Sunday.

On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1922.
News Events of 1922

Fascists march on Rome. Mussolini becomes leader of Italy.

Benito Mussolini

USSR declared.


BBC (British Broadcasting Service) begins radio service in UK.

First use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient.

Howard Carter finds the entrance to Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt.


Egypt becomes independent from UK.

Irish Free State comes into existence.

Joseph Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Soviet Communist party.

Joseph Stalin

The Hollywood Bowl opens.

First issue of Reader's Digest published.

Construction begins on Yankee Stadium.

British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded and begins its radio service.

Washington Naval Treay is signed, placing limits on the fleet sizes and naval armaments of the United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy.

The Japanese Imperial Navy commissions Hosho, the first purpose-built aircraft carrier in the world.

Lincoln Memorial dedicated in Washington DC.

Lincoln Memorial

Mehmed VI, last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, abdicates.

Rhodesia (today known as Zimbabwe) votes in a referendum against joining the Union of South Africa

Sports in 1922

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