1921 Historical Events

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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