Historical Events in 1924

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  • Jan 1 Grossdeutsche Volksgemeinschaft/Volkische Block replaces NSDAP
  • Jan 1 10th Rose Bowl: Washington ties Navy, 14-14
  • Jan 6 Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches" premieres in Monte Carlo
  • Jan 11 A republic is proclaimed in Greece; King George II is deposed and Eleutherios Venizelo is named Prime Minister of the Greek National Assembly
  • Jan 12 History of Science Society organized at Boston
  • Jan 13 Nationalist Wafd-party wins Egyptian parliament elections
  • Jan 14 Allies direct Fiume (Rijeka) in Italy
  • Jan 15 3rd Dutch government Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
  • Jan 22 Government of Stanley Baldwin resigns in Great Britain
  • Jan 22 Dutch Blast Furnace & Steel Factory opens
  • Jan 22 KGO-AM in San Francisco CA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 23 Ramsey MacDonald forms 1st Labour government in Britain
  • Jan 23 Upon Stanley Baldwin's resignation. Ramsay MacDonald forms the first Labour Government, climaxing 24 years of effort by that party

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Jan 24 Benito Mussolini disallows non-fascists work union

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jan 24 Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad; it was changed back in 1991
  • Jan 25 1st Winter Olympic games open in Chamonix, France
  • Jan 26 Charles Jewtraw, US 500m skater, takes 1st Winter Olympics gold medal
  • Jan 26 17th Women's Australasian Championships: Sylvia Lance Harper beats Esna Boyd Robertson (6-3, 3-6, 8-6)
  • Jan 26 17th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Richard Schlesinger (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Jan 27 Egyptian king Foead nominates Saad Zaghloel Pasja premier

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Jan 27 Lenin placed in Mausoleum in Red Square, Moscow

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • Jan 27 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
  • Jan 29 Ice cream cone rolling machine patented by Carl Taylor, Cleveland
  • Jan 30 Ponsford scores second 110 of the game in Vic win over NSW
  • Feb 1 Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens
  • Feb 1 Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union
  • Feb 1 Soccer team VSV Tonido forms in Voorburg
  • Feb 2 International Ski Federation (FIS) forms
  • Feb 3 Alexei Ryko elected as President of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)
  • Feb 4 1st Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix, France
  • Feb 4 George Kelly's "Show-Off," premieres in NYC
  • Feb 5 The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".
  • Feb 7 Benito Mussolini government exchanges diplomats with USSR
  • Feb 8 1st US coast-to-coast radio hookup: Gen John Joseph Carty speech in Chic
  • Feb 9 Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
  • Feb 10 Bucky Harris, 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Wash Senators)
  • Feb 12 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at Aeolian Hall, NYC
  • Feb 12 George Kaufman's "Beggar on Horseback" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 14 IBM Corporation founded by Thomas Watson
  • Feb 15 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 17 Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard freestyle record (52.4 seconds)
  • Feb 18 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Theresa Weld Blanchard
  • Feb 18 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • Feb 18 US, min of marine Edwin Denby ends term due to Teapot Dome-scandal
  • Feb 24 Greek parliament proclaims republic
  • Feb 24 Johnny Weissmuller, swims 100m record (57 2/5 secs)

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Feb 24 Mahatma Gandhi released from jail

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Feb 25 Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)

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Feb 26 Trial against Hitler in Munich begins

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 27 Belgium's Theunis government falls
  • Feb 28 US begins intervention in Honduras
  • Mar 1 Germany's prohibition of Communist Party KPD lifted
  • Mar 3 German & Turkish friendship/trade treaty signed
  • Mar 3 Sean O'Casey's "Juno & the Paycock" premieres in Dublin
  • Mar 4 "Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
  • Mar 5 Computing-Tabulating-Recording Corp becomes IBM
  • Mar 5 Frank Carauna, becomes 1st to bowl 2 successive perfect 300 games
  • Mar 5 King Hussein of Hedzjaz appoints himself kalief
  • Mar 6 British Labour government cuts military budget
  • Mar 8 Coal mine explosion kills 171 at Castle Gate Utah
  • Mar 9 South Slavia aproves Italy's annexation of Fiume (Rijeka)
  • Mar 11 3rd term of Belgium Theunis government begins
  • Mar 11 Eden Phillpotts' "Farmer's Wife" premieres in London
  • Mar 11 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweeps Ottawa Senators in 2 games
  • Mar 16 The free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini's fascist regime.
  • Mar 17 Eugene O'Neill's "Welded" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 17 Netherlands & USSR begin talks over USSR recognition
  • Mar 17 Sweden & USSR exchange diplomats
  • Mar 20 Finnair begins scheduled flight of Helsinki-Tallinn
  • Mar 20 Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Vanc Millionaires (PCHA) in 2
  • Mar 21 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
  • Mar 21 Mass Investors Trust becomes 1st mutual fund set up in US
  • Mar 24 Greece becomes a republic
  • Mar 25 Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
  • Mar 25 Stanley Cup: Mont Canadiens (NHL) sweep Calgary Tigers (WCHL) in 2
  • Mar 26 Premiere of Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" in London
  • Mar 27 Canada recognizes USSR
  • Mar 27 New French government of Poincaré begins
  • Mar 28 WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 28 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill aboard Master Robert wins
  • Mar 29 Bayern & Vatican reach accord
  • Mar 31 Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established
  • Mar 31 London public transport strike ends
  • Apr 1 Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • Apr 1 Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted
  • Apr 1 Imperial Airways forms in Britain
  • Apr 1 The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
  • Apr 6 4 planes leave Seattle on 1st successful around-the-world flight
  • Apr 6 Italy fascists receives 65% of vote of parliament
  • Apr 6 Völkische Block (Nazis) receives 17.8% of vote in Bavaria
  • Apr 8 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 10 Tubular steel golf club shafts approved for championship play
  • Apr 11 1st men's college swimming championships begin
  • Apr 11 Socialists win Danish parliamentary elections
  • Apr 11 WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 12 WLS-AM in Chicago begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 13 Greek plebiscite for a republic
  • Apr 15 Flemish-Walloon riots in Louvain, Belgium, 1 dead
  • Apr 15 WHO-AM in Des Moines Iowa begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 15 Rand McNally publishes its first road atlas.
  • Apr 16 1st radio-transmission of wireless: Mattheus Passion
  • Apr 16 Child labor laws strengthened in Holland
  • Apr 17 Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM)
  • Apr 18 1st crossword puzzle book published (Simon & Schuster)
  • Apr 19 "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
  • Apr 19 28th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:29:40.2
  • Apr 22 Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
  • Apr 23 British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley
  • Apr 27 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
  • Apr 28 119 die in Benwood West Virginia coal mine disaster
  • May 1 Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes president of Greece
  • May 2 Netherlands refuses to recognize USSR
  • May 3 Aleph Zadik Aleph is formed in Omaha, Nebraska by Sam Beber.
  • May 4 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • May 4 German Republic election fascists & communists win
  • May 5 Unions terminate Twentse textile strike
  • May 7 Peruvian Torre forms APRA, Alianza Popular Revolutionaria Americana
  • May 8 Arthur Honegger's "Pacifica 231" premieres
  • May 8 Memel territories given to Lithuania
  • May 8 Workers at Werkspoor in Amsterdam strike against 3rd wage cut

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May 10 J. Edgar Hoover appointed head of FBI

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • May 11 Cartel des Gauches wins French parliamentary election

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May 11 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

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May 11 Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz, merging the two companies

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • May 12 49th Preakness: John Merimee aboard Nellie Morse wins in 1:57.2

Sport awardGolf Major

May 12 7th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at French Lick CC Ind

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • May 16 108°F (42°C) in Blitzen Oregon
  • May 17 50th Kentucky Derby: John Mooney aboard Black Gold wins in 2:05.2
  • May 18 Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva, Gagry Russia, painter of the Leningrad school.
  • May 21 Leopold & Loeb kidnap and kill Bobby Franks to demonstrate their supposed intellectual superiority by committing a "perfect crime".
  • May 26 German government of Marx resigns

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May 26 US President Calvin Coolidge signs Immigration law restricting immigration

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • May 29 AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • May 30 Socialist Matteotti falls in Italian parliament by fascists
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Lora L. Corum/Joe Boyer wins in 5:05:23.595 (158.092 km/h)
  • May 31 China recognizes the USSR
  • Jun 2 Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians
  • Jun 3 Gila Wilderness Area established by US Forest Service
  • Jun 6 28th US Golf Open: Cyril Walker shoots a 297 at Oakland Hills CC Mich
  • Jun 7 56th Belmont: Earl Sande aboard Mad Play wins in 2:18.8

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Jun 7 George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit

Mountain Climber George Mallory
Mountain Climber
George Mallory
  • Jun 9 "Jelly-Roll Blues" is recorded by blues great Jelly Roll Morton
  • Jun 10 1st political convention broadcast on radio-Republicans at Cleveland
  • Jun 11 Bene Brak Palestine founded
  • Jun 11 Koos Vorrink elected President of AJC
  • Jun 13 Bene Berak Palestine founded
  • Jun 13 Gaston Doumergue elected as 1st protestant French premier
  • Jun 13 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
  • Jun 14 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa
  • Jun 14 WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY
  • Jun 15 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal

CommunicationModel T

Jun 15 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

  • Jun 15 J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI
  • Jun 15 Native Americans are proclaimed US citizens
  • Jun 16 South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
  • Jun 18 Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 19 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 1500m (3:52.6)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 21 NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
  • Jun 23 8 month Twenste textile strike ends
  • Jun 24 59th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Hoylake Hoylake
  • Jun 26 After 8 years of occupation, US troops leave Dominican Republic
  • Jun 26 Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway
  • Jun 28 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
  • Jun 28 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
  • Jun 30 England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's
  • Jul 1 Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms
  • Jul 5 Military revolt in Sao Paulo Brazil
  • Jul 5 44th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jean Borotra beats R Lacoste (6-1 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-4)
  • Jul 6 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England
  • Jul 7 Robert LeGendre of US, sets then long jump record at 25' 5½"
  • Jul 10 Denmark takes Greenland as Norway ends claim
  • Jul 10 Railroad worker strike ends in Amsterdam
  • Jul 11 Muslim-Hindu rebellion in Delhi, India
  • Jul 13 Albin Stenroos wins Olympic marathon (2:41:22.6)
  • Jul 16 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London
  • Jul 16 NY Giants George Kelly is 1st to hit HRs in 6 cons games
  • Jul 17 St Louis Card Jesse Haines no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0
  • Jul 18 KPD points out Rote Frontkampferbund against Nazi
  • Jul 20 Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) forms in Paris
  • Jul 20 Tehran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people.
  • Jul 20 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • Jul 27 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • Jul 29 Paul Runyan wins PGA golf championship
  • Aug 2 Joe Hauser sets record of 14 total bases in a game
  • Aug 3 Cyclist Piet Moeskops regains world sprint championist
  • Aug 5 Comic strip "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray debuts
  • Aug 8 British-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Aug 11 1st newsreel pictures of US presidential candidates were taken
  • Aug 16 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
  • Aug 16 Dutch-Turkish peace treaty signed

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 16 38th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (6-1, 6-3)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 17 French-German trade agreement signed
  • Aug 18 France begins withdrawing troops from the Ruhr
  • Aug 23 Mars' closest approach to Earth since 10th century
  • Aug 25 International maritime treaty drawn

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Aug 25 Wash Senator Walter Johnson 2nd no-hitter beats Browns, 2-0 in 7 inn

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Aug 26 The Catastrophe of Smyrna: known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor. (August 13 OS)
  • Aug 28 Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • Aug 29 German parliament accepts Dawes plan
  • Aug 31 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:06.2)