POP Culture: 1930
ICONS: FDR, 1936 Berlin Olympics, Hindenburg
3M employee Richard Drew invents Scotch Brand Cellulose Tape in 1930. Today, it is widely known simply as "Scotch Tape."
The Mickey Mouse comic strip debuts in the January 13, 1930, edition of the
New York Mirror. On October 17, 1931, Chicago gangster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion and later sentenced to 11 years in federal prison.
Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats incumbant Republican Herbert Hoover in the 1932 election.
The Boulder Dam (today known as "Hoover Dam") is completed 2 years ahead of schedule on March 1, 1936.
Jesse Owens wins four gold medals during the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Christy Mathewson, Babe Ruth, and Honus Wagner become the first inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.
The German airship Hindenburg is destroyed while attempting to land at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station on May 6, 1937.
American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappears over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to circumnavigate the globe, July 2, 1937.
Superman debuts in Action Comics #1 in June 1938.
Gone with the Wind wins the Academy Award for "Best Picture" in 1939.
The 1930 Census
10 Largest Urban Places
U.S. Resident Population:
Population per square mile of land area:
New York City, NY
Percent increase of population from 1920 to 1930:
Official Enumeration Date:
Number of States:
Los Angeles, CA
Cost per Capita (cents):
Total Pages in Published Reports:
St. Louis, MO
Number of Enumerators:
Census Bureau Director:
William M. Steuart 9
Number of Questions Asked:
Other lists of largest urban places.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: October 18, 2012