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WHAT HAPPENED IN 1919?

Politics:

US Congress opens Grand Canyon National Park
Harry S. Truman weds Bess Wallace
Treaty of Versailles was signed
President Wilson hit by a heart attack followed by a stroke
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Wilson
League of Nations was founded
Prohibition act becomes law

Economy:

The Steel Strike of 1919
1st class postage drops from 3¢ to 2¢

Technology:

1st US air passenger service starts
Radio Corporation of America (RCA) created
First nonstop flight made across the Atlantic by Alcock and Brown
KLM becomes the world's first airline company
Wireless telephone is invented allowing pilots to talk in-flight

Sports:

Green Bay Packers football club founded
Babe Ruth hits a record 29 home runs and is sold to the New York Yankees

Notables:

NY Daily News begins publishing
Baird family built its first bakery in Ft. Worth, TX
Boston Molasses Flood of 1919
Rebecca-Ruth Candies created
West Virginia State Police Dept. (the 4th largest in the world) was opened

Born in 1919:

Actor, Robert Stack (Untouchables, Airplane)- 1/13/19
Voice Actor, Ross Bagdasarian (Dave from Alvin & Chipmunks) - 1/27/19
Baseball Hall of Famer, Jackie Robinson (Dodgers) - 1/31/19
Comedian/Actor, Red Buttons (Sayonara) - 2/5/19
Singer/Actor, Tennessee Ernie Ford (Pea Picker) - 2/13/19
Actress, Kathleen Freeman (Beverly Hillbillies) - 2/17/19
Baseball Hall of Famer, Monty Irvin (NY Giants) - 2/25/19
Singer, Nat King Cole (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa) - 3/17/19
Actor, Jay Silverheels (The Lone Ranger) - 5/26/19
Actor, Slim Pickins (Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles) - 6/29/19
Baseball Hall of Famer, Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) - 7/23/19
Baseball Manager, Ralph Houk (Yankees and Tigers) -8/9/19
Publisher, Malcolm Forbes (Forbes Magazine) - 8/19/19
Actor, Richard Basehart (Voyage to Bottom of the Sea) - 8/31/19
Singer, Kitty Wells (Grand Ole Opry) - 9/30/19
TV host, Allen Ludden (Password) - 10/5/19
NFL Center, Clyde "The Bulldog" Turner (Chicago Bears) - 11/10/19
Actor, Ricardo Montalban (Fantasy Island) - 11/25/19

Died in 1919:

1/6/19 President, Theodore Roosevelt, age 60
5/6/19 Author, Lyman Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz), age 62

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