This Day in History

First Live Sporting Event Broadcast on Radio

In 1921, history was made as the first live sporting event was broadcast on radio, revolutionizing how audiences experienced sports. The broadcast, featuring a boxing match between Johnny Ray and Johnny Dundee, paved the way for the widespread coverage of sports events and the development of sports broadcasting as a major industry.

The Irish Free State is Established

On this day in 1921, the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed, leading to the establishment of the Irish Free State. This significant step paved the way for Ireland’s eventual independence.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is Dedicated

In Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated on November 11th, 1921. This monument serves as a powerful symbol of respect for all unidentified American soldiers who have died in combat.

Broadcasting the World Series

Tommy Cowan was heard on WJZ Radio in Newark, N.J., on October 5, 1921. The station had officially gone on the air four days earlier and management wanted to make a big splash by being the first station to broadcast a World Series game. The Series competitors were the New York Giants and New York […]