In 1923, city father George Merrick founded the Coral Gables Congregational Church. It was to honor his father, Solomon, a Congregational minister. It was also the first public building in the city. The Mediterranean Revival design patterned its bell tower after one in Seville, Spain, while its barrel roof tiles came from Cuba. It is the first church to be listed in on Florida’s National Register of Historic Places. Today it continues to thrive as part of the United Church of Christ.
- Insulin first produced for diabetes
- The first baseball game at Yankee Stadium (Babe Ruth hits a home run)
- King Tut’s burial chamber is opened
- Premiere issue of Time Magazine published
- Warner Brothers film studio opens