1922 in the United States
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|1922 in the United States|
|Years:||1919 1920 1921 – 1922 – 1923 1924 1925|
48 stars (1912–59)
Events from the year 1922 in the United States.
- President: Warren G. Harding (Republican)
- Vice President: Calvin Coolidge (Republican)
- Chief Justice: William Howard Taft
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frederick H. Gillett (R-Massachusetts)
- Senate Majority Leader: Henry Cabot Lodge (R-Massachusetts)
- Congress: 67th
- January 30 – Knickerbocker Storm: Snowfall from the biggest-ever recorded snowstorm in Washington, D.C., causes the roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre to collapse, killing 98.
- February 3 – American actor William Desmond Taylor is murdered.
- February 7 – Five Power Naval Disarmament Treaty signed between United States, Britain, Japan, France, and Italy
- February 10 – President of the United States Warren G. Harding introduces the first radio in the White House.
- February 24 – Leser v. Garnett: A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States.
- March 20 – The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States Navy aircraft carrier.
- April 7 – Teapot Dome scandal: The United States Secretary of the Interior leases Teapot Dome oil reserves in Wyoming.
- April 13 – The State of Massachusetts opens all public offices to women.
- April 22 – The Lambda Chapter of the Joe Whelan Sorority, Incorporated (the first chapter of a black sorority in New York State) is chartered.
- May 5 – In the Bronx, construction begins on Yankee Stadium.
- May 11 – Radio station KGU begins broadcasting in Hawaii.
- May 12 – A 20-ton meteorite lands near Blackstone, Virginia.
- May 30 – In Washington, D.C., the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated.
- June 11 – Première of Robert J. Flaherty's Nanook of the North, the first commercially successful feature length documentary film.
- June 14 – U.S. President Warren G. Harding makes his first speech on the radio.
- July 11 – The Hollywood Bowl opens.
- October 3 – Rebecca Felton of Georgia becomes the first female United States Senator, when the governor of Georgia gives her a temporary appointment, pending the election of a replacement for Senator Thomas Watson, who had died suddenly. She will not take office till November 21, and will thus serve for only one day.
- November 12 – Sigma Gamma Rho (ΣΓΡ) Sorority, Incorporated is founded by 7 educators in Indianapolis, Indiana. The group becomes an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter is granted to the Alpha Chapter at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- The Molly Pitcher Club is formed to promote the repeal of Prohibition in the United States.
- The California grizzly bear becomes extinct.
- Lochner era (c. 1897–c. 1937)
- U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934)
- Prohibition (1919–1933)
- Roaring Twenties (1920–1929)
- January 1 – Ernest Hollings, United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 till 2005.
- January 17 – Betty White, actress, comedian, writer
- February 6 – Jocelyn Burdick, United States Senator from North Dakota in 1992.
- February 10 – Harold Hughes, United States Senator from Iowa from 1969 till 1975. (died 1996)
- April 19 – Billy Joe Patton, amateur golfer (died 2011)
- June 10 – Judy Garland, singer, actress (died 1969).
- July 19 – Al Haig, jazz pianist, best known as one of the pioneers of bebop (died 1982)
- August 2 – Paul Laxalt, United States Senator from Nevada from 1974 till 1987.
- December 24 – Ava Gardner, actress (died 1990)
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- June 22 – Newton C. Blanchard, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1904 till 1908. (born 1849)
- August 1 – Francis S. White, United States Senator from Alabama from 1914 till 1915. (born 1847)
- August 23 – Albert J. Hopkins, United States Senator from Illinois from 1903 till 1909. (born 1846)
- November 6 – Morgan Bulkeley, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1905 till 1911. (born 1837)
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