Korean Syngman Rhee flees to Hawaii where he begins a provisional government.
American Communist Party founded.
Versailles Treaty, with League of Nations covenant, rejected by Senate.
Meeting of the first Pan-African Congress, in Paris.
Federation of Japanese Labor organized in Hawaii.
Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified: "The manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States... for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited."
Race riot breaks out in Chicago: fifteen whites and twenty-three blacks killed, hundreds injured.
Mayor of Seattle requests federal troops to subdue general strike; martial law is declared.
Volstead Act (prohibition).
Versailles Treaty signed, formally concluding World War II (June 26).
President Wilson suffers debilitating stroke while trying to rally popular support for the League of Nations (October 2).
Edith Bolling Wilson briefly assumes the presidency after her husband, Woodrow Wilson, suffers a stroke.