Today in History for April 1924

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 26 of 26

1st - Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
1st - Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted
1st - Imperial Airways forms in Britain
1st - The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
6th - 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
6th - Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament
6th - Völkische Block (nazi's) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria
8th - South African State pass the Industrial Conciliation Act No 11: the act provided for job reservation, excluded blacks from membership of registered trade unions,and prohibited registration of black trade unions
10th - Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
11th - 1st men's college swimming championships begin
11th - Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections
11th - WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
13th - Greek plebiscite for a republic
15th - Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead
15th - WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions
15th - Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
16th - 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
16th - Child labor laws strengthened in Holland
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 17th - Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)
18th - 1st crossword puzzle book published (Simon & Schuster)
19th - "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
19th - 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
22nd - Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
23rd - British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
27th - Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
28th - 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 59 of 59

1st - Gunther Becker, composer
1st - Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
1st - Miodrag Petrović, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
2nd - Denis Rooke, CEO (British Gas)
3rd - Canon A D Caesar, Sub Dean (HM Chapels Royal)
3rd - Doris Day, Cincinnati Oh, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk)
3rd - Marlon Brando, actor (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), born in Omaha, Nebraska
3rd - Murray Dickie, opera singer/director
4th - Christopher Prater, screen printer
4th - Gil Hodges, Princeton Indiana, baseball player/manager (Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Mets)
MLB First Baseman Gil HodgesMLB First Baseman Gil Hodges (4th) 4th - Peter Vaughan, actor (Haunted Honeymoon, Die Die My Darling)
5th - Mart Kempers, Dutch graphic artist/sculptor
7th - Ikuma Dan, composer
7th - Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
7th - Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer
8th - Frédéric Back, German-born Canadian short film director and screenwriter
8th - Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, English soldier and historian (d. 2006)
9th - Harald Heilmann, composer
10th - Kenneth Noland, American painter
12th - Julius Moormann, student/resistance fighter (WW II)
12th - Sergiu Natra, composer
12th - Peter Safar, Austrian physician (d. 2003)
13th - Stanley Donen, SC, film director/producer (Bedazzled, Damn Yankees)
13th - Jack Chick, American evangelist
14th - Shorty Rogers, [Milton M Rajonsky], composer
15th - John Grigg, British historian
15th - Neville Marriner, Lincoln England, conductor (Minn Orch 1978)
16th - Geoffrey Johnson Smith, actor (Norman Loves Rose, Drinking Games)
16th - Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio
16th - John Harvey-Jones, CEO (ICI)
17th - Patrick Sergeant, founder (Euromoney Publications)
17th - Althea T L Simmons, human rights activist/chief lobbyist (NAACP)
18th - Buxton Daeblite Orr, composer
18th - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Vinton La, blues singer (Mary is Fine)
18th - Henry J Hyde, (Rep-R-IL)
18th - Lord Mason of Barnsley, MP (Lab)/British defense secretary
18th - Raf de Linde, [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)
20th - Gerhard Samuel, composer
20th - Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
20th - Paul M Van Buren, US theologist (Theological Explorations)
21st - Daniel Melnick, producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
21st - Ira Louvin, Rainsville Ala, country singer, Louvin Brothers)
23rd - Arthur Frackenpohl, Irving NJ, composer (Natural Superiority of Music)
23rd - Colin Welch, columnist/critic
23rd - James Colin Ross Welch, journalist
23rd - Malcolm Anson, CEO (Wessex Water Authority)
23rd - Chuck Harmon, American baseball player
24th - Marilyn Erskine, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show), born in Rochester, New York
24th - Yehoshua Lakner, composer
24th - Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician
24th - Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
25th - Erzsebet Szonyi, composer
25th - Franco Mannino, composer
26th - Russell Nype, Zion Ill, singer/actor (Burton Farley-Dorothy)
28th - Kenneth David Kaunda, founder/president (Zambia, 1964-91)
28th - Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor
29th - Al Balding, Canadian Tour golfer (Quebec Open-1952), born in Toronto, Ontario
29th - Renée Jeanmaire, Paris France, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson)
30th - Sheldon Harnick, lyricist (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 9 of 9

2nd - Johannes E. B. Warming, Danish Botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), dies at 82
Architect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis SullivanArchitect and Father of Skyscrapers Louis Sullivan (14th) 14th - Louis Sullivan, architect (father of skyscrapers), dies at 67
14th - Roland Napoleon Bonaparte, Fr officer/explorer (Surinam), dies at 65
15th - Eduardo Caudella, composer, dies at 82
16th - Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies
21st - Eleanora Duse, Ital actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64
24th - George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies
24th - G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (b. 1844)
26th - Josef Labor, composer, dies at 82

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