1930 in the United States

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1930 in the United States
Years: 1927 1928 192919301931 1932 1933

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Events from the year 1930 in the United States.


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May 20: Chrysler Building completed



  • December 2 – Great Depression: U.S. President Herbert Hoover goes before Congress and asks for a US$150 million public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy.
  • December 7 – W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts, broadcasts video from the CBS radio orchestra program, The Fox Trappers. The broadcast also includes the first television commercial in the United States, an advertisement for I.J. Fox Furriers, who sponsored the radio show.


  • A Jake paralysis outbreak occurs in United States.
  • W9XAP in Chicago, Illinois, broadcasts the U.S. senatorial election returns, which is the first time a senatorial race, with non-stop vote tallies, is ever televised.
  • 1930–1931 – Crazy Horse’s lifelong friend, He Dog, is interviewed by journalist Eleanor Hinman and Nebraska writer Mari Sandoz.
  • A record drought in the eastern part of the nation[2] sees Upper Tract, West Virginia record only 9.50 inches (241.3 mm) of precipitation for the year – the record lowest for a calendar year in the US east of the Mississippi.[3] Averaged over the contiguous US the twelve months from July 1930 to June 1931 remains the driest such period on record.[4]





  1. Aaseng, Nathan (2005). Business Builders In Sweets and Treats. The Oliver Press. p. 80. ISBN 1-881508-84-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Henry, Alfred J.; ‘The Weather of 1930 in the United States’; Monthly Weather Review, December 1930, pp. 351-354
  3. Record Minimum Annual Precipitation by State
  4. Climate at a Glance: Contiguous US Precipitation July to June; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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