1921 in the United States
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|1921 in the United States|
|Years:||1918 1919 1920 – 1921 – 1922 1923 1924|
48 stars (1912–59)
Events from the year 1921 in the United States.
- President: Woodrow Wilson (Democratic) (until March 4), Warren G. Harding (Republican) (starting March 4)
- Vice President: Thomas R. Marshall (Democratic) (until March 4), Calvin Coolidge (Republican) (starting March 4)
- Chief Justice: Edward Douglass White (until May 19), William Howard Taft (starting July 11)
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frederick H. Gillett (R-Massachusetts)
- Senate Majority Leader: Henry Cabot Lodge (R-Massachusetts)
- Congress: 66th (until March 4), 67th (starting March 4)
- January 1 – In American football, the University of California defeats Ohio State 28–0 in the Rose Bowl.
- January 2 – The first religious radio broadcast is heard over station (KDKA AM in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
- March 4 – Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as the 29th President of the United States.
- April 20 – Ferenc Molnár's play Liliom is first produced on Broadway in English.
- May 19 – The Emergency Quota Act passes the U.S. Congress, establishing national quotas on immigration.
- May 31 – Tulsa Race Riot: The official death toll is 39, but recent investigations suggest the actual toll may be much higher.
- July 2 – U.S. President Warren Harding signs a joint congressional resolution declaring an end to America's state of war with Germany, Austria and Hungary.
- July 14 – A Massachusetts jury finds Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti guilty of first degree murder following a widely publicized trial.
- July 26 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding receives Princess Fatima of Afghanistan and Stanley Clifford Weyman.
- August – The United States formally ends World War I, declaring a peace with Germany.
- August 5 – The first radio baseball game is broadcast; Harold Arlin announces the Pirates-Phillies game from Forbes Field over Westinghouse KDKA, in Pittsburgh.
- August 25–September 2 – An uprising of striking coal miners in West Virginia leads to the Battle of Blair Mountain.
- September 7 – In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the first Miss America Pageant is held.
- September 8 – Sixteen-year-old Margaret Gorman wins the Atlantic City Pageant's Golden Mermaid trophy; pageant officials later dub her the first Miss America.
- September 13 – White Castle hamburger restaurant opens in Wichita, Kansas, the foundation of the world's first fast food chain.
- October 8 – The first Sweetest Day is staged in Cleveland, Ohio.
- November 11 – During an Armistice Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated by U.S. President Warren G. Harding.
- December 13 – In the Four Power Treaty on Insular Possessions, Japan, the United States, United Kingdom, and France agree to recognize the status quo in the Pacific.
- The DeYoung Museum opens in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
- Centre College's football team, led by quarterback Bo McMillin, defeats Harvard University 6–0 to snap Harvard's five-year winning streak. For decades afterward, this is called "football's upset of the century."
- Jewish immigration to Palestine grows rapidly. Before this, Jews preferred the USA, but the USA drastically limited immigration from Eastern Europe.
- The Tau Epsilon Chi Jewish high school sorority is founded in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
- Lochner era (c. 1897–c. 1937)
- U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934)
- Prohibition (1919–1933)
- Depression of 1920–21 (1920–1921)
- Roaring Twenties (1920–1929)
- February 11 – Lloyd Bentsen, United States Senator from Texas from 1971 till 1993. (died 2006)
- March 27 – Tom Bevill, United States Representative from Alabama from 1967 till 1997. (died 2005)
- March 31 – Peggy Rea, actress (died 2011)
- June 17 – Tony Scott, jazz clarinetist (died 2007)
- June 19 – Howell Heflin, United States Senator from Alabama from 1979 till 1997. (died 2005)
- July 6 – Nancy Reagan, actress, First Lady of the United States and widow of former United States President Ronald Reagan
- July 18 – John Glenn, United States Senator from Ohio from 1974 till 1999 and an astronaut.
- July 22 – William V. Roth, Jr., United States Senator from Delaware from 1971 till 2001. (died 2003)
- August 4 – Herb Ellis, jazz guitarist (died 2010)
- September 3 – Henry Bellmon, United States Senator from Oklahoma from 1969 till 1981. (died 2009)
- March 8 – Thomas H. Paynter, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1907 till 1913. (born 1851)
- March 29 – Levi Ankeny, United States Senator from Washington from 1903 till 1909. (born 1844)
- May 19 – Edward Douglass White, 9th Chief Justice of the United States from 1910 till 1921, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1894 till 1910, and United States Senator from Louisiana from 1891 till 1894. (born 1845)
- June 12 – Murphy J. Foster, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1901 till 1913. (born 1849)
- June 16 – William E. Mason, United States Senator from Illinois from 1897 till 1903. (born 1850)
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