1923 in the United States
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|1923 in the United States|
|Years:||1920 1921 1922 – 1923 – 1924 1925 1926|
48 stars (1912–1959)
Events from the year 1923 in the United States.
- President: Warren G. Harding (Republican) (until August 2), Calvin Coolidge (Republican) (starting August 2)
- Vice President: Calvin Coolidge (Republican) (until August 2), vacant (starting August 2)
- Chief Justice: William Howard Taft
- Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frederick H. Gillett (R-Massachusetts)
- Congress: 67th (until March 4), 68th (starting March 4)
- February 5 – United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind: The Supreme Court decides that Bhagat Singh Thind cannot become a naturalized U.S. citizen because, as a Punjabi Sikh, he is not a "white person".
- March 1 – The USS Connecticut is decommissioned.
- March 2 – The first issue of Time magazine is published.
- March 23 – The governor of Oklahoma signs House Bill 197 with the Montgomery amendment outlawing the theory of evolution in public school textbooks purchased by the state, the first anti-Darwinian legislation passed in the U.S.
- April 18 – The first Yankee Stadium opens its doors in the Bronx, New York City.
- May 9 – Southeastern Michigan receives a record 6 inches (15 cm) of snow after temperatures plummeted from 62 °F (17 °C) to 34 °F (1 °C) degrees between 1 and 6 pm on the previous day.
- May 27 – The Ku Klux Klan defies a law requiring publication of its members.
- July 13 – The Hollywood Sign is inaugurated in California (originally reading Hollywoodland).
- August 2 – Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, dies in office and is succeeded by Calvin Coolidge.
- September 4 – In Lakehurst, New Jersey, the first American airship, the USS Shenandoah, takes to the sky for the first time.
- September 8 – Honda Point Disaster: Seven U.S. Navy destroyers run aground off the California coast.
- September 17 – A major fire in Berkeley, California erupts, consuming some 640 structures, including 584 homes in the densely built neighborhoods north of the campus of the University of California.
- September 18–26 – Newspaper printers strike in New York.
- October 16 – Roy and Walt Disney found The Walt Disney Company.
- December 10 – Sigma Alpha Kappa is founded at Loyola University New Orleans (making it the first social fraternity at a Jesuit college in the United States).
- The Moderation League of New York becomes part of the movement for the repeal of Prohibition in the United States.
- Rainbow Trout is introduced into the upper Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park
- The American Law Institute is established.
- Lochner era (c. 1897–c. 1937)
- U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915–1934)
- Prohibition (1919–1933)
- Roaring Twenties (1920–1929)
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- February 13 – James Abdnor, United States Senator from South Dakota from 1981 to 1987.
- March 9 – James L. Buckley, United States Senator from New York from 1971 till 1977.
- July 14 – Robert Zildjian, musical instrument manufacturer (Sabian) (died 2013)
- July 22 – Bob Dole, United States Senator from Kansas from 1969 till 1996.
- September 26 – John Ertle Oliver, geophysicist (died 2011)
- November 6 – Robert P. Griffin, United States Senator from Michigan from 1966 till 1979.
- November 18 – Ted Stevens, United States Senator from Alaska from 1968 till 2009.
- November 23 – Daniel Brewster, United States Senator from Maryland from 1963 till 1969. (died 2007)
- November 26 – Nat Allbright, sports commentator (died 2011)
- December 10 – Harold Gould, actor (died 2010)
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- February 26 – George Clement Perkins, United States Senator from California from 1893 till 1915. (born 1839)
- April 28 – Knute Nelson, Norway-born Governor of Minnesota from 1893 till 1895 and United States Senator from Minnesota from 1895 till 1923. (born 1843)
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