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This article is a date listing important events for the year 1922.


  • January 19 –The story by Vincent Blasco Ibanez of “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” in screen form, came to the Jefferson Theater for three day, commencing tonight. According to the Daily Progress, “The dread figures of the four horsemen, War, Conquest, Pestilence and Famine riding through the clouds, never fail to bring a shudder to the beholder.”[1]
  • February 22 – After eight hours of debate, the Virginia senate at 1 o’clock this morning killed the Booker bill, which would have consolidated the medical school of the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Richmond and placed the combined school at Richmond. The vote was 24 to 16 against the bill.[2]
  • March 24 – The General Assembly approved a new charter for the City of Charlottesville. The 1922 charter would remain until it was replaced by the 1946 charter.
  • April 3 – The first organizational meeting is held for the Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville [3]
  • June 13 – By overwhelming vote, John R. Morris, J. Y. Brown and E. A. Joachim were elected city council under the new form of government – Commission Plan - adopted by city election held on December 17, 1920. In a field of seven candidates for the three new positions, Mrs. Walker came in last with less than three percent of the votes; city records showed that there were some fifty more registered women voters than men.[4]
  • September 1 – The City Council, composed of three elected commissioner, held its first official meeting at 8 o’clock this evening in the City Hall to appraise the public of the general plan and policy which the board will set out the pursue in their two year term in office. John R. Morris was elected mayor, E. A. Joachim, vice-president. Council elected a City Manager and the City Attorney; Advisory Board and Heath Board named and vacancies on the School Board filled. The council passed an ordinance making amendments to the city code of 1909 related to Council, its powers, duties and procedures, so as to make chapter one correspond with the new city charter providing for reduced council of three members and the modified form of commission government – no other legislation affecting the city code or otherwise was brought forward by the new members. Contracts for lighting and power closed with C. & A. Railway for a five-year contract to provide lighting in the city.[7]
  • September 9Henry A. Yancey, the city’s new engineer, arrived today from his home in Waynesboro and will enter upon his duties Monday. He will have charge of the maintenance of streets.[8]
  • November 10 – The Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville holds a meeting at the Coffee Shop to hear about a need for an investment in education in both white and colored schools. [9]



Lobby card for the film The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921 film)


  1. Web. [1], Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises
  2. Web. UNIVERSITY WINS ITS FIGHT FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, February 22, 1922, retrieved May 6, 2021.
  3. Web. Capital District Kiwanis History, retrieved April 3, 2022.
  4. Web. FIRST TICKET SWEEPS CITY: Morris, Joachim and Brown the Winners BY THREE-TO-ONE VOTE, staff, The Daily Progress, September 2, 1922, retrieved May 26, 2019.
  5. Web. COMMISSIONERS TAKE OFFICE: Changes Made Today in City Government, staff, The Daily Progress, September 1, 1922, retrieved May 26, 2019.
  6. Web. McCue Bill Would Alter Election of Councilmen, Don Devore, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 23, 1960, retrieved January 10, 2021. Print. January 23, 1960 page 9.
  7. Web. COMMISSIONERS TAKE OFFICE: Changes Made Today in City Government, staff, The Daily Progress, September 2, 1922, retrieved May 26, 2019.
  8. Alexandria gazette (Alexandria, D.C.), 09 Sept. 1922. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.|https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85025007/1922-09-09/ed-1/seq-2/
  9. Web. Needs of the City Schools, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, November 10, 1922, retrieved November 10, 2022. Print. November 10, 1922 page 1.