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It's Betty White's Birthday! Let's see what was trending in 1922 | Dana & Jayson

She turns 97 today!

January 17, 2019

You may have noticed that Betty White is trending this morning but DON'T WORRY... It's her 97th birthday today!

Yep, Betty White was born on January 17th, 1922 and it turns out there were many interesting historical events that same year. Let's take a look at some of them:


What happened in 1922:

- Babe Ruth signed a 3 year contract with the New York Yankees for $52,000 a year

- George Bernard Shaw's "Back to Methusaleh V" premieres in NYC

- British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

- Joseph Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by Vladimir Lenin

- Walt Disney incorporates his 1st film company Laugh-O-Gram Films

- US President Warren G. Harding is 1st US President to use radio

- The Ottoman Empire collapsed

- Niels Bohr (the person who discovered the atom) wns the Nobel Prize

....but obviously the most important thing that happned in the year 1922 was... BETTY WHITE WAS BORN!