1921 Historical Events
1921

San Francisco, 1921
Silent film comedian Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle is acquitted of all charges arising from the death of actress Virginia Rappe in the star's suite during a party at the St. Francis Hotel.

California, 1921
Hollywood's silent films reach new heights with the release of Charlie Chaplin's first full-length feature "The Kid," Chaplin's classic social commentary.

United States, 1921
The first ever "play-by-play" broadcast of the World Series is aired by radio station WJZ of Newark, New Jersey. The Giants beat the Yankees five games to three.

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