Top News Stories from 1921
Population: 4.378 billionpopulation by decade
Nobel Peace Prize: Karl H. Branting (Sweden) and Christian L. Lange (Norway)More World Statistics...
- Major treaties signed at Washington Disarmament Conference limit naval tonnage and pledge to respect territorial integrity of China.
President: Warren G. Harding
Vice President: Calvin Coolidge
Population: 108,538,000More U.S. Statistics...
- Congress passes Budget and Accounting Act, which creates the Bureau of Budget (June 10).
- U.S. Congress, in a joint resolution, declares WWI ended (July 2).
- First burial is held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery (Nov. 11).
Federal spending: $5.06 billion
Consumer Price Index: $17.9
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.02
World SeriesNY Giants d. NY Yankees (5-3)
Stanley CupOttawa d. Vancouver (PCHA)
WimbledonWomen: Suzanne Lenglen d. E. Ryan (6-2 6-0)
Men: Bill Tilden d. B. Norton (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 7-5)
Kentucky Derby ChampionBehave Yourself
NCAA Football ChampionsCalifornia (CFRA) (9-0-1) & Cornell (NCF, HF) (8-0-0)
Entertainment AwardsPulitzer Prizes
Fiction: The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton
Drama: Miss Lulu Bett, Zona Gale
Nobel Prize for Literature: Anatole France (France)
Miss America: Margaret Gorman (DC)More Entertainment Awards...
- The Sheik, directed by George Melford, debuts and establishes star Rudolph Valentino as cinema's best-known lover.
- The Cleveland Playhouse opens, becoming the country's first resident professional theater.
- Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence wins Pulitzer Prize.
- Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, the rotund actor, director and producer, is arrested on manslaughter charges, after a woman died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials, but his career in film never recovered.
Nobel Prizes in Science
Chemistry: Frederick Soddy (UK), for investigations into origin and nature of isotopes
Physics: Albert Einstein (Germany), for discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect
Physiology or Medicine: None awardedMore Nobel Prizes in 1998...