August 1: Controversial African American leader Marcus Garvey
and his Universal Negro Improvement Association hold the first International
Convention of the Negro Peoples of the World in Madison Square Garden, New York.
August 18: The Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing
women the right to vote, is ratified.
Wilson receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
The League of Nations meets for the first time in Geneva.
The Senateís rejection of the Treaty of Versailles, however, means the
League meets without the United States as a member nation.
Wilson rides with President-elect Warren G. Harding to the
Capitol and signs the last acts of the 66th Congress before departing for his
new home on S Street in Washington, D.C.
July 14: Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo
Vanzetti are convicted of murder. Their case will stir protests around the
world before their eventual execution in 1927.
President Harding orders Eugene Debsí release from prison,
despite opposition from organizations who wage a "Keep Debs in Jail" campaign.
Benito Mussolini marches on Rome and forms a fascist government.
After delivering a radio address on the significance of Armistice
Day, Wilson speaks on American ideals to an enormous crowd outside of his residence.
January 31: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.) adopts
its first constitution, based on a dictatorship of the proletariat.
February 3: After suffering a collapse, Wilson dies at his S
Street home. Thousands line the streets of Washington, D.C. as the funeral procession
passes. Wilson is buried at Washington's National Cathedral.