Concept

December 1919

Summary
The following events occurred in December 1919: December 1, 1919 (Monday)
  • Russian Civil War – The Red Army captured Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, frustrating the chances of the Orenburg Independent Army under Alexander Dutov from joining up with the main White Army force under Vladimir Kappel who were retreating into Siberia.
  • Nancy Astor became the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, having been the second woman elected to a Member of Parliament seat on November 28. Constance Markievicz was the first woman elected to Parliament in 1918.
  • The first cabinet of the Alexandru Vaida-Voevod administration was formed in Romania.
  • The first passenger train of the San Diego and Arizona Railway arrived in San Diego from El Centro, California, for the official line opening ceremony.
  • The Canadian Railway War Board was reorganized as the Railway Association of Canada.
  • Aircraft manufacturer Wright-Martin changed its name to Wrigh
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