Off the gridiron in 1920
Jan. 16: The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which outlawed the production and consumption of alcohol, was enacted.
Aug. 14: The 7th Summer Olympics opened in Antwerp, Belgium. The United States won 95 medals, 31 more than second-place Sweden.
Aug. 18: The 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was ratified and enacted. Women voted in general elections for the first time.
Sept. 16: An explosion on Wall Street killed 38, injured hundreds. It was the largest terrorist act on U.S. soil until the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.