One longstanding newspaper custom is to provide readers in December with a brief summary of prominent events or big stories of the year that has passed.
Last Sunday, the Union-Tribune offered readers a 32-page special section, “A Visual Review of the year.”
One hundred years ago the Evening Tribune published this page as a pictorial review of the major news events of 1922.
From the Evening Tribune, Saturday, Dec. 30, 1922.
PICTORIAL REVIEW OF 1922
SOME OUTSTANDING EVENTS OF YEAR
GIANT DIRIGIBLE—”Roma,” built for U.S. by Italy, explodes Feb. 21, at Hampton Roads, Va. Thirty-four of crew perish.
THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCESS MARY —Daughter of Kin George and Queen Mary of Great Britain, to Viscount Lascelles on Feb. 28 in Westminster Abbey.
TYPHOON—Sweeps Chinese seacoast Aug. 2. Fifty thousand persons perish at or near port of Swatow. Millions of dollars worth of vessels and dockage destroyed.
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF GREEKS—Flee from Asiatic Greece following victory of Turkish Nationalist troops under Kemal Pasha in Graeco-Turkish war. Hostilities ended with signing of armistice at Mudania Oct. 10
OTHER NEWS EVENTS OF THE YEAR
Jan. 7 — Treaty creating Irish Free State is signed after 700 years’ warfare.
29—Knickerbocker theater, Washington, D.C., collapses; 100 killed.
Feb. 5— Gen. Christian de Wet, famous Boer commander, dies.
18—John L. Lewis elected president of Mine Workers.
Mar. 14—Tornado sweeps Louisiana, Mississippi and west.
16—Sultan Ahmed Fuad Pasha proclaimed king of Egypt.
April 3—tornadoes sweep Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas; many killed.
10—Genoa economic conference opens.
15-7—Floods devastate large areas in parts of Ohio, Illinois and other western states
June 21—Thirty men massacred in riot at Southern Illinois Coal Company mine, Herrin, Ill.
July 19—Italian cabinet resigns for third time since February 1
Aug. 2—Italian fascisti mobilize to defeat strike started by Reads.
Sept. 9—William Cosgrave becomes president Irish Free State.
18— Bodies of forty-seven miners entombed in Argonaut gold mine, Jackson, Cal. after weeks of digging
Oct. 8 —New York Giants win world’s series.
16—Premiere Lloyd George and his cabinet resign.
17—Army Blimp C-2 explodes at San Antonio, Texas.
30—Benito Mussolini, Fascisti leader, named premier of Italy.
Nov. 6—Eighty miners die in explosion in Spangler, Pa., mine
15—Chancellor Wirth and German cabinet resign.
Dec. 16—President Narutowicz of Poland assassinated in Warsaw.
Historical photos and articles from The San Diego Union-Tribune archives are compiled by Merrie Monteagudo. Search the U-T historic archives at sandiegouniontribune.newsbank.com