First U.S. Winter Olympics
On February 4, 1932, the first Winter Olympics held in the United States opened in Lake Placid, New York.
Bringing the Winter Olympics to the US in 1932 was a major goal of Godfrey and Melvil Dewey. Melvil was the inventor of the Dewey Decimal System and had established the Lake Placid Club in New York in 1895. The club became the first continuously operating winter resort in the US and would host the 1932 Winter Olympics.