This Day in History

The Birth of Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyła on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. His papacy, which began in 1978, was one of the longest in history and was marked by his charismatic leadership, profound influence on the Catholic Church’s approach to global issues, and efforts to improve the Church’s relations with Judaism, […]

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s First Novel Published

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, “This Side of Paradise,” is published, catapulting the young author to literary fame and acclaim. The novel, which explores themes of youth, love, and disillusionment in post-World War I America, heralded the arrival of a new voice in American literature and laid the groundwork for Fitzgerald’s iconic career.

The League of Nations is Established

On this day in 1920, the League of Nations, an international organization aimed at promoting peace and cooperation, was established. It laid the groundwork for the later establishment of the United Nations.