1919

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Events

  • January 5 - The German Workers' Party (the precursor of the Nazi Party) is founded by Anton Drexler.
  • January 21 - Beginning of the Irish War of Independence.
  • February 14 - Beginning of the Polish-Soviet War.
  • March 1 - Korea declares independence from Imperial Japan and establishes a government-in-exile, the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, with Syngman Rhee as its president.
  • March 21 - The Hungarian Soviet Republic is established by Béla Kun.
  • April - The League of Communists of Yugoslavia is founded.
  • April to June - The 1919 United States anarchist bombings take place.
  • April 5 - The Pinsk Massacre takes place.
  • April 13 - The Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Reginald Dyer orders troops of the British Indian Army to fire their rifles into a crowd of unarmed Indian civilians in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab, killing at least 379 people and injuring over 1,200 other people.
  • May 19 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, marking the start of the Turkish War of Independence. 
  • June 28 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, formally ending World War I.
  • July 5 - Enver, Djemal, and Talaat Pasha are sentenced to death in absentia by a Turkish court for their roles in organizing the Armenian Genocide.
  • August 1 – Béla Kun's Hungarian Soviet Republic collapses.
  • August 12 - Federico Tinoco Granados resigns as President of Costa Rica.
  • September 30 - The Elaine Massacre takes place when an estimated 100 to 237 Black people and 5 white people are killed in Elaine, Arkansas, by white mobs and vigilante militias assisted by federal troops.
  • October 27 - The last murder attributed to the Axeman of New Orleans take place when Mike Pepitone is attacked and killed in his home.
  • Unknown - The Sun Yee On triad is founded.

Births

Villain births

Victim births

  • April 13 - Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Deaths

Villain deaths

Victim deaths

  • October 27 - Mike Pepitone