World History 1921

About the history of the world in 1921, Great Britain recognizes Ireland and Northern Ireland, the first bathing beauty contest.

TWO CENTURIES OF WORLD HISTORY: 1778-1978

1921

* Failing to crush the Irish independence movement, Great Britain conceded the creation of the Irish Free State, while preserving the six northern Protestant counties under dominion status. Thus, Ireland and Northern Ireland were born.

Sept. 7 The first bathing beauty contest, for the Miss America title, was held in Atlantic City, N.J. The first Miss America was 15-year-old Margaret Gorman, Miss Washington, D.C., a petite (5 ft. 1 in.) blue-eyed blond who filled out her swimsuit at 30-25-32.

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