World Events

Posted in 1919

  • Captain Alcock and Lieutenant BrownTreaty of Versailles: Australia gained League of Nations mandate over German New Guinea.
  • Influenza epidemic spreads around the world.
  • First trans-Atlantic flight: British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown fly non-stop across the Atlantic in a Vickers-Vimy biplane. The 3,154 km flight from Newfoundland to Ireland took 16 hours 12 minutes at an average speed of 120 mph.
  • Russia invaded by British, US and other foreign troops supporting anti-Communists.

Marconi with the first broadcast transmitter