Historical Events in February 1924

  • Feb 1 Amsterdam's Netherlands Press Museum opens

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Feb 1 Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 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 play "Show-Off," premieres in New York City
  • Feb 5 The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".

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Feb 7 Benito Mussolini's Italian government exchanges diplomats with USSR

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Feb 8 1st US coast-to-coast radio hookup: General John Joseph Carty speech in Chicago
  • Feb 9 Nakhichevan ASSR constituted within Azerbaijan SSR
  • Feb 10 Bucky Harris at 27, becomes youngest baseball manager (Washington 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

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Feb 14 Thomas J. Watson renames the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) as International Business Machines (IBM)

Businessman and Entrepreneur Thomas J. Watson
Businessman and Entrepreneur
Thomas J. 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 Men's Figure Skating championship won by Sherwin Badger
  • Feb 18 US Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby resigns 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