POP Culture: 1920
ICONS: Charlie Chaplin, Charles Lindbergh, Stock Market Crash
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified prohibiting any U.S. citizen from being denied the right to vote based on sex.
KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, becomes the first radio station to offer regular broadcasts on November 2, 1920.
On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
Lila Bell and DeWitt Wallace begin publishing
Reader's Digest in 1922. F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes
The Great Gatsby in 1925. Tennessee school teacher John T. Scopes' trial for teaching Darwin's "Theory of Evolution" begins July 1925.
A. A. Milne publishes his first collection of stories about the character Winnie-the-Pooh in 1926.
Charles Lindbergh lands "Spirit of St. Louis" in Paris on May 21, 1927, successfully completing the first trans-Atlantic flight.
Audiences see the first motion picture with sound
The Jazz Singer in 1927. Ford Motor Company celebrates as the 15 millionth Model T rolls of its Highland Park, MI, assembly line on May 26, 1927.
William Faulkner publishes
The Sound and the Fury in 1929.
The 1920 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 1910 to 1920:
Official Enumeration Date:
Number of States:
Cost per Capita (cents):
St. Louis, MO
Total Pages in Published Reports:
Number of Enumerators:
Census Bureau Director:
Samuel Lyle Rogers 9
Number of Questions Asked:
Los Angeles, CA
Other lists of largest urban places.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Census History Staff | Last Revised: September 24, 2015