In 1921 the Army's strength was 230,725.
A large shipment of machine-gun ammunition destined for Mexican revolutionaries was seized by U.S. Marshals in coffins in a Nogales mortuary.
The Army organized a Chemical Corps and a Finance Department.
In July the governor of Sonora outlawed gambling houses and hard liquor in his province, both of which had been made profitable by Arizonans seeking refuge from prohibition.
Arizona experienced a gasoline shortage.
The 19th Amendment passed in August giving the vote to women.
The first airmail flight from New York to San Francisco made history.
Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics.
The Irish Free State was proclaimed.
The Veteran's Bureau was formed.
The Washington Arms Conference, opened a year earlier, resulted in an agreed limitation by the world's naval powers in the number of their capital ships.
Edith Wharton won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Age of Innocence.
General Billy Mitchell demonstrated the potential for air power bybombing and sinking captured German ships off Hampton Roads, Va.
The District of Columbia was created.
A new Ford roadster cost $550.78.
A record was set for parachute jumps at 26,000 feet.
The "Unknown Soldier" was buried in Arlington Cemetery.
The government established the Bureau of the Budget and theGeneral Accounting Office.
Leonard Wood became Governor-General of the Philippines.
The first military transcontinental flight was made by Lt. W. D. Coney of the Army Air Service from San Diego, Calif., to Jacksonville, Fla., in 22 hours and 27 minutes.
West Virginia adopted the first state sales tax.
An aerial survey of the Grand Canyon was accomplished by Lt. Alex Pearson of the Army Air Service.
On 5 March John W. Weeks replaced Baker as Secretary of War.
On 1 July General of the Armies John J. Pershing replaced March as Army Chief of Staff,
John Dos Passos (1896-1970), the Harvard grad who joined the French ambulance service in World War I and subsequently the U.S. Army Medical Corps, published Three Soldiers.
16. Major General Edwin B. Winans
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