Thomas Jefferson's portrait was placed on the U.S. 5-cent coin.
Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld published The Evolution Of Physics.
A federal minimum wage of 25 cents per hour was established.
Howard Hughes flew around the world in 91 hours. Douglas Corrigan was dubbed "Wrong Way Corrigan" for flying from New York to Ireland after claiming he was headed for California. It was later discovered that Corrigan was intentionally flying across the Atlantic, but did not have a permit nor passport.
460 died when a hurricane tore through New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 200 perished in mud slides in southern California.
Pearl S. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize for literature for The Good Earth.
Relations with Nazi Germany became tense when word reached the oval office that Jews were being persecuted.
The introduction of the self-propelled combine would help revolutionize the farm industry.
Widespread panic and a handful of suicides took place when CBS broadcast Orson Welles' production of War Of The Worlds. The broadcast was staged as a music program interrupted by bulletins about a Martian invasion and takeover of the Earth.
Popular songs included Chiquita Banana, You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby, and My Heart Belongs To Daddy.