1920 in the United States

Events from the year 1920 in the United States.

1920
in
the United States

Decades:
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Incumbents

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Events

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January

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January 16: Prohibition in the United States begins.

February

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March

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April

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October–November

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December

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Undated

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  • Black Cross Nurses founded.
  • Van Wyck Brooks publishes The Ordeal of Mark Twain, arguing that Twain's genius was twisted by the conditions and culture of late 19th-century America. This begins a reassessment of Twain, who has been seen hitherto mainly as a humorous entertainer, and his contemporaries.

Ongoing

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Sport

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Births

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January

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February

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March

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April

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June

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July

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August

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September

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October

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November

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December

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Deaths

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See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Ruth Bought By New York Americans For $125,000, Highest Price In Baseball Annals" (PDF). The New York Times. January 6, 1920. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  2. ^ "FAQs about Robert H. Goddard". Clark University. Archived from the original on November 3, 2009. Retrieved October 27, 2009. "When was the famous New York Times editorial about Dr. Goddard?"
  3. ^ "History of Alcohol Prohibition". National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  4. ^ Vick, Dwight (2010). Drugs and Alcohol in the 21st Century: Theory, Behavior, and Policy. Jones & Bartlett Learning. p. 128. ISBN 978-0-7637-7488-2. Retrieved January 18, 2011.
  5. ^ Film on YouTube.
  6. ^ "The long legacy of the U.S. occupation of Haiti". Washington Post. Retrieved August 19, 2022.
  7. ^ "Volstead Act | History, Definition, & Significance | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  8. ^ Golway, Terry (2001). Full of Grace: An Oral Biography of John Cardinal O'Connor. New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-7434-4814-7.
  9. ^ McLellan, Dennis (February 13, 2010). "Walter Fredrick Morrison dies at 90; father of the Frisbee". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 14, 2010.
  10. ^ "DeForest Kelley | actor". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  11. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1990". NobelPrize.org. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  12. ^ "Marvin Mandel (1920-2015)". Archives of Maryland (Biographical Series). Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  13. ^ "Earl W Killian". Florida Resident Database. November 7, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  14. ^ "Helen Thomas Fast Facts". CNN.com. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  15. ^ "Journal of the Assembly (June 13, 1978)". Assembly Journal. 5. Wisconsin Legislature Legislative Reference Bureau: 4420. 1977.
  16. ^ Martin Harry Greenberg; Joseph D. Olander (1980). Ray Bradbury. Taplinger Publishing Company. p. 214. ISBN 978-0-8008-6638-9.
  17. ^ National Academy of Engineering (January 1, 1989). Memorial Tributes: Volume 3. National Academies Press. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-309-03939-0.
  18. ^ Johnson Publishing Company (January 1989). Ebony. Johnson Publishing Company. p. 132.
  19. ^ Sterling Lord, agent who championed Jack Kerouac and more, dies at 102
  20. ^ Chase's Calendar of Events 2021: The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months. Rowman & Littlefield. October 27, 2020. p. 616. ISBN 978-1-64143-424-9.
  21. ^ "Julia A. Moore | American poet | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved August 15, 2022.

Further reading

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  • Burns, Eric. (2015). 1920: The Year That Made the Decade Roar. New York: Pegasus Books. IMDB 978-1-605-98772-9.
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