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  • Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
    Wednesday Jan 26, 1921

    Akio Morita

    Born

    Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
    Wednesday Jan 26, 1921

    Akio Morita was born on January 26, 1921, in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.




  • Ireland
    Tuesday Feb 1, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The First execution under martial law of an IRA man took place

    Ireland
    Tuesday Feb 1, 1921

    On 1 February, the first execution under martial law of an IRA man took place. Cornelius Murphy of Millstreet, Cork was shot in Cork city.




  • Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
    Sunday Feb 6, 1921

    Salvador Dali

    Mother's Death

    Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
    Sunday Feb 6, 1921

    On 6 February 1921, Dalí's mother died of uterus cancer.




  • Ireland
    Friday Mar 11, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    State of war with England

    Ireland
    Friday Mar 11, 1921

    on 11 March, Dáil Éireann President Éamon de Valera called for acceptance of a "state of war with England". The Dail voted unanimously to empower him to declare war whenever he saw fit, but he did not formally do so.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1921

    Armenian Genocide

    Talaat Pasha assassination

    Berlin, Germany
    Tuesday Mar 15, 1921

    On 15 March 1921, former Grand Vizier Talaat Pasha was assassinated in the Charlottenburg District of Berlin, Germany, in broad daylight and in the presence of many witnesses.




  • Cork, Ireland
    Saturday Mar 19, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Crossbarry Ambush

    Cork, Ireland
    Saturday Mar 19, 1921

    On 19 March 1921, Tom Barry's 100-strong West Cork IRA unit fought an action against 1,200 British troops – the Crossbarry Ambush. Barry's men narrowly avoided being trapped by converging British columns and inflicted between ten and thirty killed on the British side.




  • Kerry, Ireland
    Monday Mar 21, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Train at the Headford junction

    Kerry, Ireland
    Monday Mar 21, 1921

    On 21 March, the Kerry IRA attacked a train at the Headford junction near Killarney.


  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 2, 1921

    Albert Einstein

    Visited New York City

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 2, 1921

    Einstein visited New York City for the first time on 2 April 1921, where he received an official welcome by Mayor John Francis Hylan, followed by three weeks of lectures and receptions.


  • Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The failure of the British efforts to put down the guerrillas was illustrated

    Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    The failure of the British efforts to put down the guerrillas was illustrated by the events of "Black Whitsun" on 13–15 May 1921.


  • Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    General election for the Parliament of Southern Ireland

    Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    A general election for the Parliament of Southern Ireland was held on 13 May. Sinn Féin won 124 of the new parliament's 128 seats unopposed, but its elected members refused to take their seats.


  • Dublin, Ireland
    Wednesday May 25, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Several hundred IRA men from the Dublin Brigade occupied and burned the Custom House

    Dublin, Ireland
    Wednesday May 25, 1921

    The biggest single loss for the IRA, however, came in Dublin. On 25 May 1921, several hundred IRA men from the Dublin Brigade occupied and burned the Custom House (the center of local government in Ireland) in Dublin city center. Symbolically, this was intended to show that British rule in Ireland was untenable. However, from a military point of view, it was a heavy defeat in which five IRA men were killed and over eighty captured.


  • Ireland
    Monday Jun 6, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The British made their first conciliatory gesture, calling off the policy of house burnings as reprisals

    Ireland
    Monday Jun 6, 1921

    On 6 June 1921, the British made their first conciliatory gesture, calling off the policy of house burnings as reprisals. On the other side, IRA leaders and in particular Michael Collins, felt that the IRA as it was then organized could not continue indefinitely. It had been hard-pressed by the deployment of more regular British soldiers to Ireland and by the lack of arms and ammunition.


  • Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The Chosen leader of the great majority in Southern Ireland

    Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    Seizing the momentum, Lloyd George wrote to Éamon de Valera as "the chosen leader of the great majority in Southern Ireland" on 24 June, suggesting a conference.


  • Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    British Coalition Government's Cabinet decided to propose talks with the leader of Sinn Féin

    Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    On 24 June 1921, the British Coalition Government's Cabinet decided to propose talks with the leader of Sinn Féin. Coalition Liberals and Unionists agreed that an offer to negotiate would strengthen the Government's position if Sinn Féin refused.


  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Sunday Jul 10, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The IRA ambushed British forces

    Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Sunday Jul 10, 1921

    On 10 July 1921, the IRA ambushed British forces in Raglan street in Belfast.


  • Munich, Germany
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Adolf Hitler

    Tendered his resignation

    Munich, Germany
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Hitler was in Munich on 11 July and angrily tendered his resignation. The committee members realised that the resignation of their leading public figure and speaker would mean the end of the party.


  • Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Fighting in the south was largely ended by the Truce

    Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    While the fighting in the south was largely ended by the Truce on 11 July 1921, in the north killings continued and actually escalated until the summer of 1922.


  • Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    War of independence in Ireland ended

    Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    The war of independence in Ireland ended with a truce on 11 July 1921.


  • Shanghai, China
    Saturday Jul 23, 1921

    Mao Zedong

    The First Session of The National Congress of The Communist Party of China

    Shanghai, China
    Saturday Jul 23, 1921

    it was decided to hold a central meeting, which began in Shanghai on July 23, 1921. The first session of the National Congress of the Communist Party of China was attended by 13 delegates, Mao included.After the authorities sent a police spy to the congress, the delegates moved to a boat on South Lake near Jiaxing, in Zhejiang, to escape detection.


  • Changsha, Hunan, China
    Saturday Jul 23, 1921

    Mao Zedong

    Mao set up a Changsha branch of The Communist Party of China

    Changsha, Hunan, China
    Saturday Jul 23, 1921

    The Communist Party of China was founded by Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao in the French concession of Shanghai in 1921 as a study society and informal network. Mao set up a Changsha branch, also establishing a branch of the Socialist Youth Corps.


  • Morocco
    Sunday Jul 24, 1921

    Francisco Franco

    Spanish Army suffered a crushing defeat

    Morocco
    Sunday Jul 24, 1921

    On 24 July 1921, the poorly commanded and overextended Spanish Army suffered a crushing defeat at Annual from Rif tribesmen led by the Abd el-Krim brothers.


  • Munich, Germany
    Tuesday Jul 26, 1921

    Adolf Hitler

    Rejoined the Party

    Munich, Germany
    Tuesday Jul 26, 1921

    Hitler announced he would rejoin on the condition that he would replace Drexler as party chairman, and that the party headquarters would remain in Munich. The committee agreed, and he rejoined the party on 26 July as member 3,680. Hitler continued to face some opposition within the NSDAP: Opponents of Hitler in the leadership had Hermann Esser expelled from the party, and they printed 3,000 copies of a pamphlet attacking Hitler as a traitor to the party.


  • Germany
    Friday Jul 29, 1921

    Adolf Hitler

    Party Chairman

    Germany
    Friday Jul 29, 1921

    Hitler spoke to several packed houses and defended himself and Esser, to thunderous applause. His strategy proved successful, and at a special party congress on 29 July, he was granted absolute powers as party chairman, replacing Drexler, by a vote of 533 to 1


  • Zagreb, Croatia
    Tuesday Aug 2, 1921

    Josip Broz Tito

    The assassination of Milorad Drašković

    Zagreb, Croatia
    Tuesday Aug 2, 1921

    After the assassination of Milorad Drašković, the Yugoslav Minister of the Interior, by a young communist named Alija Alijagić on 2 August 1921, the CPY was declared illegal under the Yugoslav State Security Act of 1921.


  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 26, 1921

    Anna May Wong

    Wong received her first screen credit for Bits of Life

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 26, 1921

    In 1921, Wong received her first screen credit for Bits of Life, the first anthology film, in which she played the wife of Lon Chaney's character, Toy Ling, in a segment entitled "Hop".


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Nov 29, 1921

    Hirohito

    Hirohito became Regent of Japan

    Tokyo, Japan
    Tuesday Nov 29, 1921

    Hirohito became Regent of Japan (Sesshō) on 29 November 1921, in place of his ailing father who was affected by a mental illness.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Anglo-Irish Treaty

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Tuesday Dec 6, 1921

    The Peace talks led to the negotiation of the Anglo-Irish Treaty (6 December 1921).


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