Historical Events for Year 1924

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Jan 1st - Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft/Volkische Block replaces NSDAP
Jan 1st - 10th Rose Bowl: Washington ties Navy, 14-14
Jan 6th - Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches," premieres in Monte Carlo
Jan 11th - A republic is proclaimed in Greece; King George II is deposed and Eleutherios Venizelo is named Prime Minister of the Greek National Assembly
Jan 12th - History of Science Society organized at Boston
Jan 13th - Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
Jan 14th - Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
Jan 15th - 3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
Jan 22nd - Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns in Great Britain
Jan 22nd - Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Factory opens
Jan 22nd - KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
Jan 23rd - Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain
Jan 23rd - Upon Stanley Baldwin's resignation. Ramsay MacDonald forms the first Labour Government, climaxing 24 years of effort by that party
Jan 24th - Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini Jan 24th - Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad; it was changed back in 1991
Jan 25th - 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
Jan 26th - Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
Jan 26th - 17th Women's Australasian Championships: Sylvia Lance Harper beats Esna Boyd Robertson (6-3, 3-6, 8-6)
Jan 26th - 17th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Richard Schlesinger (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3)
Jan 27th - Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier
Jan 27th - Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow
Jan 27th - The Natal Indian Congress and the Natal Indian Association jointly organise a mass meeting in Durban, South Africa in opposition to the Class Areas Bill
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin Jan 29th - Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
Jan 30th - Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW
Feb 1st - Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens
Feb 1st - Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union
Feb 1st - Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
Feb 2nd - International Ski Federation (FIS) forms
Feb 3rd - Alexei Ryko elected as Pres of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)
Feb 4th - 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix, France
Feb 4th - George Kelly's "Show-Off," premieres in NYC
Feb 5th - The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".
Feb 7th - Benito Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR
Feb 8th - 1st US coast-to-coast radio hookup: Gen John Joseph Carty speech in Chic
Feb 9th - Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
Feb 10th - Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Wash Senators)
Feb 12th - George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Aeolian Hall, NYC
Feb 12th - George Kaufman's "Beggar on Horseback" premieres in NYC
Feb 14th - IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
Feb 15th - A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill
Feb 17th - Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds)
Feb 18th - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
Feb 18th - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
Feb 18th - US, min of marine Edwin Denby ends term due to Teapot Dome-scandal
Feb 24th - Greek parliament proclaims republic
Feb 24th - Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100m record (57 2/5 secs)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Feb 24th - Mahatma Gandhi released from jail
Feb 25th - Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)
Feb 26th - Trial against Hitler in Munich begins
Feb 27th - Belgium's Theunis government falls
Feb 28th - US begins intervention in Honduras
Mar 1st - Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
Mar 3rd - German & Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
Mar 3rd - Sean O'Casey's "Juno & the Paycock" premieres in Dublin
Mar 4th - "Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
Mar 5th - Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
Mar 5th - Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games
Mar 5th - King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief
Mar 6th - British Labour government cuts military budget
Mar 8th - Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Mar 9th - South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)
Mar 11th - 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
Mar 11th - Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London
Mar 11th - NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
Mar 13th - German Republic day
Mar 16th - The free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini's fascist regime.
Mar 17th - Eugene O'Neill's "Welded" premieres in NYC
Mar 17th - Netherlands & USSR begin talks over USSR recognition
Mar 17th - Sweden & USSR exchange diplomats
Mar 20th - Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn
Mar 20th - Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
Mar 21st - 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
Mar 21st - Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US
Mar 24th - Greece becomes a republic
Mar 25th - Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
Mar 25th - Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
Mar 26th - Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London
Mar 27th - Canada recognizes USSR
Mar 27th - New French government of Poincaré begins
Mar 28th - WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
Mar 28th - 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill aboard Master Robert wins
Mar 29th - Bayern & Vatican reach accord
Mar 31st - Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established
Mar 31st - London public transport strike ends
Apr 1st - Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
Apr 1st - Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted
Apr 1st - Imperial Airways forms in Britain
Apr 1st - The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
Apr 6th - 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
Apr 6th - Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament
Apr 6th - Völkische Block (nazi's) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria
Apr 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
Apr 10th - Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
Apr 11th - 1st men's college swimming championships begin
Apr 11th - Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections
Apr 11th - WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
Apr 13th - Greek plebiscite for a republic
Apr 15th - Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead
Apr 15th - WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions
Apr 15th - Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
Apr 16th - 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
Apr 16th - Child labor laws strengthened in Holland
Apr 17th - Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)
Apr 18th - 1st crossword puzzle book published (Simon & Schuster)
Apr 19th - "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
Apr 19th - 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
Apr 22nd - Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
Apr 23rd - British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
Apr 27th - Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
Apr 28th - 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster
May 1st - Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes president of Greece
May 2nd - Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR
May 3rd - Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska by Sam Beber.
May 4th - 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
May 4th - German Republic election fascists & communists win
May 5th - Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
May 7th - Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
May 8th - Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres
May 8th - Memel territories given to Lithuania
May 8th - Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover May 10th - J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI
May 11th - Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election
May 11th - Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)
May 11th - Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies.
May 12th - 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2
May 12th - 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind
May 16th - 108°F (42°C) in Blitzen Oregon
May 17th - 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2
May 18th - Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva, Gagry Russia, painter of the Leningrad school.
May 21st - Leopold & Loeb kidnap and kill Bobby Franks to demonstrate their supposed intellectual superiority by committing a "perfect crime".
May 26th - German government of Marx resigns
30th US President Calvin Coolidge30th US President Calvin Coolidge May 26th - US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law restricting immigration
May 29th - AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
May 30th - Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)
May 31st - China recognizes the USSR
Jun 2nd - Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians
Jun 3rd - Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service
Jun 6th - 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
Jun 7th - 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8
Jun 7th - George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit
Jun 9th - "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by blues great Jelly Roll Morton
Mountain Climber George MalloryMountain Climber George Mallory Jun 10th - 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
Jun 11th - Bene Brak Palestine founded
Jun 11th - Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
Jun 13th - Bene Berak Palestine founded
Jun 13th - Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
Jun 13th - Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
Jun 14th - Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa
Jun 14th - WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY

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