What Were Some Events From 1910 Through 1920?

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The chief event that occurred between 1910 and 1920 was World War I, which began in 1914 and ended in 1918. Other events include the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912.

On Nov. 20, 1910, the Mexican Revolution broke out.

The U.S. Congress ratified the 17th Amendment on April 8, 1913, which mandated the direct election of senators.

On May 9, 1916, the Sykes-Picot Agreement was signed. It divided much of the Middle East between France and the United Kingdom. Two days later, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity.

Singer Ella Fitzgerald was born on April 25,1917. Architect I.M. Pei was born the next day.

In response to World War I, King George V of the United Kingdom changed the family name from Saxe- Coburg-Gotha to Windsor on June 19, 1917.

On Jan. 10, 1918 the United States House of Representatives passed the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

On July 17, 1918, the Imperial family of Russia was murdered by the Bolsheviks. Nelson Mandela was born the next day.

On Jan. 2, 1920, close to 3,000 political demonstrators were arrested in the Palmer Raids.

On Jan. 10, 1920, the League of Nations was founded, but the United States refused to join.

Prohibition came into effect Jan. 16, 1920.