• Calvin Coolidge said, "The business of America is business"
  • T.S. Eliot wrote: "This is the way the world ends not with a bang but a whimper"
  • "Dinah" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" were hit songs
  • Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington made their first recordings
  • Lawrence Welk started a new band
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby
  • Adolph Hitler wrote Mein Kampf
  • The first working television set was produced by Charles Jenkins
  • Rogers Hornsby won the triple crown in baseball
  • Nellie Ross, of Wyoming, became the nation's first female governor
  • "Rin Tin Tin" and "The Phantom of the Opera" opened at movie theaters
  • 40,000 KKKers marched in Washington, D.C.
  • Flagpole sitting became a national fad
  • Earl Wise invented the potato chip