Historical Events in May 1924

  • 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

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

Golfer Walter Hagen
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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