What happened with running shoes in 1920?
Adi Dassler starts making shoes (he forms the forerunner of Adidas in 1924)
Hannes Kolehmainen from Finland lowers the world marathon record to 2:32:35.8 on August 22, 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium at the Summer Olympics.
What else happened in 1920?
On January 10, The Treaty of Versailles takes effect to officially end World War I.
In April, The Spanish Flu pandemic ends with an estimated up to fifty million dead.
On October 31, Dr. Frederick Banting first records his insight on how to isolate insulin for the treatment of diabetes.
It is widely considered that the HIV/AIDS pandemic almost starts in the Belgian Congo during 1920. This possible conclusion was reached after genetic analysis. AIDS was not recognized until 1981.
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