Jan 11, Insulin, then called isletin, was 1st used to treat diabetes on Leonard Thompson (14) of Canada.
Jan 24, Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, Iowa, patented the Eskimo Pie. The product reportedly saved Iowa's dairy business during the Great Depression.
Feb 2, James Joyce's novel "Ulysses" was published in Paris with 1,000 copies.
Feb 8, President Harding had a radio installed in the White House.
Feb 15, Marconi began regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex.
Feb 21, Great Britain granted Egypt independence.
Feb 27, The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that guaranteed the right of women to vote.
Mar 20, The 11,500-ton Langley was commissioned into the U.S. Navy as America’s first aircraft carrier.
Mar 23, 1st airplane landed at the US Capitol in Washington DC.
Mar 28, The 1st microfilm device was introduced.
Apr 3, Stalin was appointed General Secretary of Communist Party.
Apr 15, Senate investigation of Teapot Dome oil reserve scandal begins.
Apr 16, Annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row, to set a women’s record.
May 5, Construction began on Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
May 25, Babe Ruth was suspended for 1 day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire.
May 29, Ecuador became independent.
May 30, The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Jun 14, Warren G. Harding became the first president heard on radio, as Baltimore station WEAR broadcast his speech dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort McHenry.
Jun 16, Henry Berliner demonstrated his helicopter to US Bureau of Aeronautics.
Jul 15, 1st duck-billed platypus was publicly exhibited in US at a NY zoo.
Jul 31, Ralph Samuelson (18) rode the world's 1st water skis in Minn.
Aug 28, The first-ever radio commercial aired on station WEAF in New York City (the 10-minute advertisement was for the Queensboro Realty Company, which had paid a fee of $100).
Aug, The last California grizzly bear was shot by a Fresno cattle rancher.
Sep 13, In El Azizia, Libya, a temperature of 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit (57.8 Celsius) was the hottest ever measured on Earth.
Sep 21, Pres Warren G. Harding signed a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
Oct 3, The 1st facsimile photo (fax) was sent over city telephone lines in Washington, DC.
Oct 8, Lilian Gatlin became the first woman pilot to fly across the United States.
Oct 18, Little Orphan Annie, comic strip character, was born.
Oct 28, Fascism came to Italy as Benito Mussolini took control of the government.
Nov 2, English archeologist Charles Leonard Woolley began excavating the ancient Mesopotamian city of Ur, located between Baghdad and the Persian Gulf.
Nov 4, The US Postmaster General ordered all homes to get mailboxes or relinquish delivery of mail.
Nov 5, King Tut’s tomb was discovered.
Nov 6, King George V proclaimed Irish Free state.
Nov 15, It was announced that Dr. Alexis Carrel discovered white corpuscles.
Nov 21, Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.
Nov 26, Charles M. Shultz, American cartoonist who created "Peanuts" starring Charlie Brown, was born.
Nov 28, Capt. Cyril Turner of the Royal Air Force gave the first public skywriting exhibition, spelling out, "Hello U-S-A. Call Vanderbilt 7200" over New York’s Times Square. 47,000 called.
Dec 30, Vladimir I. Lenin proclaimed the establishment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The Constructivist group of artists in Russia issued a manifesto calling for the defeat of art, which they regarded as the enemy of technology. Alexander Rodchenko (1891-1956), a painter turned photographer, was founding member of the group.
Walter Berndt premiered his comic strip "Smitty" in the New York Daily News. It was about an office boy and his annoying kid brother named Herby, who made his own debut in 1930.
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) published his novel "Siddhartha," a short lyric novel of a father-son relationship based on the early life of Buddha and inspired by Hesse’s travels through India. In 1951 it was translated to English.
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) authored his novel “The Castle.”
Sinclair Lewis (1965-1951) published his novel "Babbitt," a small-town saga of a real estate agent.
Emily Post published "Etiquette," which became a best-seller.
Lewis Fry Richardson published "Weather Prediction by Numerical Process." He proposed to setup 64,000 people to work together in a vast installation to formulate global weather forecasts.
Upton Sinclair self-published "The Goose-Step: A Study of American Education."
"The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams was published. The book was illustrated by William Nicholson.
T.S. Eliot wrote his long poem "The Waste Land."
Sid Grauman created the concept of the Hollywood premiere by throwing a glittering opening for Douglas Fairbanks Sr.‘s "Robin Hood" at his new Egyptian Theater. Its décor was inspired by the recent discovery of King Tut‘s tomb.
The 1st arc-welded structure in the US was a 245-step, freestanding, steel staircase into the Moaning Caverns of Calaveras, Ca.
Otto Meyerhof (1884-1951), German doctor, won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of the fixed relationship between the consumption of oxygen and the metabolism of lactic acid in the muscle.
The Hollywood censorship regime known as the Hays Office was set up. It established that no two people could be filmed in the same bed and helped to popularize twin beds.
Washington made a Naval Treaty with Japan.
James Dole, a Boston businessman, bought 98% of Hawaii’s Lanai Island for $1.1 million and planted 16,000 acres of pineapple. He imported plantation workers from Japan, China and the Philippines.
Tinker Beads began to be produced. A full set contained 144 wooden beads, cord and a blunt needle.
Vitamin E was discovered in when Evans HM et al. described a "substance X" that was essential to maintain rat fertility. After obtaining similar results, Sure B called the substance "vitamin E" because vitamins A, B, C, and D were already known.
Vegemite, a salty, slightly bitter spread made from brewer's yeast, was introduced by Australian chemist Cyril Callister for the Fred Walker Cheese Company in Melbourne.
Their was a rainfall of spiders over Hungary.
In India civil disobedience demonstrators killed 22 police officers and Gandhi called off his campaign of disobedience.
Scotland joined the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
1922-1928 Dolly Rekords were made during this period by the Averill Co. They were played on a small record player inside the body of a Madame Hendren Doll.
1922-1981 H. C. Westerman, American artist. He is recognized as the pioneer of the Chicago Monster School of grotesque comic art. His work included the watercolor "Mohave" (1966), and the box sculptures "March or Die" (1966), and "The Evil Force" (1962).