- More and more tests and advancements are being made in 1921 that will later provide the basis for television technology that will be used in millions of homes.
- With the changing needs of the airline industry and the future, Boeing obtains orders for aircraft and abandons furniture-making.
- Albert Einstein receives the Nobel Prize in Physics.
What News Events Happened in 1921Germany
- Adolf Hitler becomes Chairman of the Nazi Party in his rise to power and prominence in Germany.
- The Irish Free State is created (as Southern Ireland).
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, at 39 years old, contracts Polio.
- Ellis Island is placed under quarantine on May 18th due to Typhus Outbreak.
- Sleeping Sickness claims nearly 1,000 lives in the US.
- The Emergency Quota Actis passed into law on May 19th which limits the number of immigrants admitted into the USA.
- Coco Chanel introduces "Chanel No. 5".
- The Communist Party of China is formed with Mao Tse-tung as a founding member.
- The Chicago White Sox Baseball team is accused of throwing the World Series.
- Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery.
- Iowa becomes the first state to impose a cigarette tax on April 11th .
- Flash Floods strike Pueblo County in Colorado.
- Ku Klux Clan activities become violent throughout the Southern United States.
- One of the worst famines in modern times, killing tens of thousands, grips Russia due to the failure of crops.
From Our Fashion Accessories From 1921 Page
From Our 1921 Fashions Page
- Irving Berlin;s song "All By Myself" becomes popular.
- Chanel Number 5 Perfume is introduced.
Born This YearCharles Bronson November 3rd
Nancy Reagan July 6th
Dirk Bogarde March 28th
John Glenn July 18th
Major World Political LeadersAustralia Prime Minister Billy Hughes Brazil President Epitácio Pessoa Canada Prime Minister Arthur Meighen until December 29
Canada Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King From December 29
Italy Prime Minister Giovanni Giolitti until 4 July
Italy Prime Minister Ivanoe Bonomi From 4 July
Japan Prime Minister Takashi Hara until 4 November
Japan Prime Minister Korekiyo Takahashi From 13 November
Mexico President Álvaro Obregón Russia / Soviet Union
Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars Vladimir Lenin South Africa Prime Minister Field Marshal Jan Christiaan Smuts United States President Woodrow Wilson until March 4
United States President Warren G. Harding From March 4
United Kingdom Prime Minister David Lloyd George