Supreme Court Justice Joseph Crater mysteriously disappeared.
318 prisoners died in a fire at the Ohio State Penitentiary.
The Veterans Administration was created.
The American Lutheran Church was founded.
The Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona confirmed the previously-theorized existence of Pluto.
Sinclair Lewis became the first American to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
A large meteor rumbled across the skies of the southern states and crashed near Paragould, Arkansas.
Radio brought the funeral procession of former president Taft into the homes of America. With radio, Americans were able to hear the voice of aviator Amelia Earhart. CBS and NBC began regular live classical music radio broadcasts.
Experimental daily televison broadcasts were conducted by Boston radio station WEEI.