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1920 Live 10h
A Farman aircraft containing several senior members of the Mexican military crashes outside San Luis Potosí; five die and two are grievously wounded.
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1920 Live 10h
Avenging atrocity: a group of Armenian-American assassins based in Boston vow to track down and kill Ottoman officials responsible for their people’s’ destruction in the recent mass murders.
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1920 Live 11h
At the ongoing Spa Conference in 🇧🇪, British Prime Minister David Lloyd George tells Germany “you must disarm, and quickly.” The Germans have 24 hours to radically reduce their arms stockpiles or face imminent invasion.
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1920 Live 12h
The newspaper “Negro World” announces the “Great World Convention of Negroes” to take place August 1 at Liberty Hall, New York City.
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1920 Live 13h
A dinner party in Osaka, 🇯🇵. The Japanese prefer to dine on the floor, using communal bowls.
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1920 Live 13h
Front cover of "Le Miroir des sports" with Suzanne Lenglen and Gerald Patterson after their title in the mixed doubles tournament of the Wimbledon Championships. Patterson is erroneously described as American instead of Australian in the captions of the cover.
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1920 Live 14h
British troops on a vigilant watch for IRA ruffians set up roadblocks around Dublin, .
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1920 Live Jul 7
National conference of Associated Advertising Clubs of the World (AACW), an advertisers’ union, in Indianapolis, .
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1920 Live Jul 7
Warren G. Harding gives his first speech as Republican candidate for president, from his front porch to a crowd of Marion, Ohio residents. He says “government needs a return to normality, rather than a one-man government ruled by a super man.”
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1920 Live Jul 7
Arthur Meighen agrees to become the ninth Prime Minister of . At age 44, he is the youngest person to serve as head of the Canadian government. Robert Borden, the outgoing premier, recommended to the Governor-General that Meighen will be the ideal successor.
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1920 Live Jul 7
The U.S. State Department () announces that the ban on trade with the Soviet Union will be lifted and commerce will resume as normal.
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1920 Live Jul 7
The government of 🇲🇽 reports a ceasefire agreement with Pancho Villa as terms of surrender are being discussed, to last until July 14. Villa demands that the 1917 Mexican constitution be abolished and that the 1857 constitution be restored.
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1920 Live Jul 7
A British official reading aloud - to the Arab citizens of Jerusalem - Sir Herbert Samuel’s (the new Governor of Mandatory Palestine) proclamations about new freedoms and privileges for the nation’s Jewish population. Jewish rabbis listen from the eaves.
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1920 Live Jul 6
Replying to @100YearsAgoLive
The mob went to a place where a stake and fuel had been prepared for their arrival and burned the men alive.
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1920 Live Jul 6
A mob in Paris, , forces its way into the jail at the Lamar County courthouse and seizes two black brothers, Irving Arthur and Herman Arthur, who had been arrested on suspicion of the July 2 murder of their landlord and his son.
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1920 Live Jul 6
Students studying in the Old Chapel Library at University of Massachusetts, Amherst (). This building is a favorite study spot for students due to its cozy, wooden atmosphere.
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1920 Live Jul 6
Replying to @100YearsAgoLive
Meanwhile, this same ship continuously shells the Turkish coast.
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1920 Live Jul 6
A captured Turkish nationalist soldier aboard the HMS “Royal Sovereign” during the ongoing offensive in . Notice how shabby and unequipped he is - the Royal Marines are fighting a one-sided battle.
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1920 Live Jul 6
The President of Sinn Féin (), Éamon de Valera (center), has responded to criticisms directed at him in a leading Irish-American newspaper. He has denied that a rift has opened up between Sinn Féin and influential Irish-Americans.
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1920 Live Jul 6
In the first use of radio navigation by aircraft, a seaplane departs Hampton Roads, Virginia, and flies 100 hours out into the Atlantic before landing directly beside a Navy ship after navigating using only AM radio frequencies.
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